James Hill Centenary Award
OnlineShorthand.com draws learners from all over the world, all of whom are intent on learning or revising the late James Hill’s Teeline Shorthand system and becoming proficient high speed writers.
Will Roberts has been chosen, from all registered students in 2008, to receive The James Hill Centenary Award.
Will, who works for the Northern Echo in Darlington, England, registered with OnlineShorthand.com in June 2006, although all shorthand writing had to be curtailed from January to April 2008 when Will broke his wrist.
In May 2008 (the month in which James Hill would have celebrated his 100th birthday), Will was successful in passing two separate 100 words per minute, NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists') shorthand examinations – one on the 9th May and the second on the 23rd May. This achievement is testament to Will’s dedication, determination and competence, and is even more remarkable because the pot on Will’s arm was removed only six weeks before the first exam.
Will selected a pen, an appropriate memento, to celebrate his achievement:
Congratulations Will - well done and well deserved!