The 15-year-old sophomore is the first student in the state to achieve master certification through a curriculum called "
This means he tested proficient in six
"This is a pretty big deal, and we're proud of Bryan," Decatur Principal
Keenum, an honors student who grew attached to computers as a fifth-grader at
"I'm not a person to brag," he said politely. "I just do my work, but I was impressed when they told me I was the only student to gain master certification."
Keenum was a student is
He said he didn't know much about
He said he struggled with data-based programs such as Access and Excel, but had little problems with Word and PowerPoint.
DCS Curriculum Supervisor
Jones said the agreement will give Keenum access to courses that Decatur's business curriculum does not offer.
Keenum said he's thankful for the opportunity because he plans to pursue a career in website design or management. He also likes the school system's new curriculum that includes more technology experience.
"This is the way the world is," Keenum said. "No matter what you are doing, we all will need some technology training."
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