Adrian Mercado credits Mr. Gates at Microsoft with turning around his life.
No, it's not Bill Gates--although Microsoft Office did play a starring role in Mercado's transformation from wayward youth to motivated future worker. Rather, it is Kevin Gates--a dreadlocked, African American Microsoft employee, who Mercado said really inspired him.
Mercado, 17, was one of more than 50 teenagers and young adults who competed this week in a global competition to determine the world's most proficient users of Excel and Word.
More than 115,000 people--mostly students--entered the Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office, with the best of … Read more