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Four Students Win State in Microsoft Competition

Viera, FL – The next time you want help with Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint you may want to call a Brevard Public Schools student.

Four BPS students are state champions in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.


  • Lyon Graves from Viera High won for Excel 365. Lyon’s teacher is David Formanek
  • Thadeus Gornto from Hoover Middle won for PowerPoint 365. Thadeus’ teacher is Amy Townsend
  • Kailey Gunder from Heritage High won for Word 2019. Kailey’s teacher is Betty Payne-Craig
  • Zachary Staerk from Viera High won for Word 365. Zachary’s teacher is David Formanek  


The students have qualified for the U.S. National Championship for Microsoft testing.



Posted 12.22.23