Fast typer

James Hunt broke the SHS typing record with 38 WPM with 94 percent accuracy while in his weekly computer class.

Sacred Heart School fifth grade student James Hunt recently broke the school’s student typing record by typing 38 words per minute (WPM) with 94 percent accuracy.

Hunt broke the school’s previous record of 36 WPM with 90 percent accuracy.

“With such great speed and accuracy at this time of year, James has the possibility of making 50 WPM by year’s end. He’s got a great start on reaching that goal,” said computer teacher Randy Barnes.

Barnes believes Hunt can improve even more considering students at SHS did not attend school or partake in a computer class from March through September of this year due to COVID-19.

Keyboarding is part of the computer curriculum at SHS. Weekly computer classes allow 10-15 minutes practicing typing with the rest of class time devoted to learning how to use word processing, powerpoint presentations, spreadsheets, etc.

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