The American contingent had a strong showing at the 49th Intersteno Competition, held this year in Ghent, Belgium. Laura Brewer, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, took top honors in the Shorthand/Speech Capturing section in stenotype. Rui Wang of China placed second, and John Wissenbach, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, captured third. In addition, Patricia Nilsen, RMR, CRR, CCP, CRI, placed fourth, and Dee Boenau, RDR, CRR, CBC, CCP, placed fifth.
NCRA member Tori Pittman, RDR, CRI, earned first place in the Shorthand/ Speech Capturing section in speech recognition.