Forrest Liu ’20 is a champion. Three times -- as a freshman, sophomore, and junior -- he’s claimed first place in state competition. Twice he’s finished in third place nationally. But eclipsing all those awards was Forrest’s ultimate achievement: the title of national champion.
Forrest wasn’t running through, over, or around people on grass fields or wood-floored courts. He was making pivot tables, formatting page numbers in the footer, and engaging in other mouse-based sorcery in Microsoft Office.
Yes, that’s correct: Microsoft Office -- Forrest Liu is a champion at Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
Originally published Oct. 22, 2019.