Emerald Coast Middle School students Harrison Blount and Benjamin Nguyen are the first two Microsoft IT Academy students to certify in PowerPoint, Word and Excel for the 2013-2014 school year. 

These students not only set a record at ECMS, but they are also the first middle school students district-wide to earn this achievement.

Wendy Carter, technology teacher at ECMS, said this self-motivated group of Microsoft Academy students has applied a strong work ethic and met their technical goals in less than one school year.