A 15-year-old Cambridgeshire schoolgirl has become the Microsoft Excel 2007 world champion, after beating hundreds of thousands of competitors to claim the crown and win a $5,000 scholarship.
Rebecca Rickwood, who is currently studying for her GCSEs, travelled to the 2011 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office in San Diego to take part in the final rounds of the event. She competed against 78 other finalists in the Excel 2007 category. Other Microsoft Office winners included competitors from Malaysia, Japan, China, and Taiwan. The concluding round of the competition saw the finalists take part in a timed event that demonstrated their ability to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations.