Home schoolers earn Memory Master title
Seventeen area home school students ages 8-12, plus two adults, earned the title of Memory Master as part of Classical Conversations, a home school community in Lexington, after reciting 400 pieces of information. They had to show "mastery" of this information through four rounds of testing. The last two rounds required 100 percent mastery and one missed question would have disqualified them. The 400 facts for 2013 Memory Master included multiplication tables up to 15x15, 44 U.S. presidents, a time line with 161 events in chronological order, English grammar facts that included 53 prepositions, 24 history sentences that included information from ancient empires, 119 locations and geographic features throughout the world, 24 science facts, Latin noun declensions, common squares and cubes, geometry formulas and unit conversions. Two students, Bailey Coffman and Anna Santrock, were also recognized for completing three years of Memory Master achievement, representing 1,200 pieces of information. Bottom row, from left: Jack Parker Coffman, Bailey Coffman, Anna Santrock, Sam Santrock, Tirzah Schanding, Ethan Shelton; Second row, from left, Wyatt Saunders, Willem Hanssen, Caleb Van Campen, Ben Tighe, Josiah Smith, Brendan Tighe, Sally Yessin; Top row, from left, Sean Mackey, Ethan Hanssen, Garrett Wright, Deb Tighe, Claire Hanssen, Sarah Bradley.
Home schoolers earn Memory Master title Seventeen area home school students ages 8-12, plus two adults, earned the title of Memory Master as part of Classical Conversations, a home school community in Lexington, after reciting 400 pieces of information. They had to show "mastery" of this information through four rounds of testing. The last two rounds required 100 percent mastery and one missed question would have disqualified them. The 400 facts for 2013 Memory Master included multiplication tables up to 15x15, 44 U.S. presidents, a time line with 161 events in chronological order, English grammar facts that included 53 prepositions, 24 history sentences that included information from ancient empires, 119 locations and geographic features throughout the world, 24 science facts, Latin noun declensions, common squares and cubes, geometry formulas and unit conversions. Two students, Bailey Coffman and Anna Santrock, were also recognized for completing three years of Memory Master achievement, representing 1,200 pieces of information. Bottom row, from left: Jack Parker Coffman, Bailey Coffman, Anna Santrock, Sam Santrock, Tirzah Schanding, Ethan Shelton; Second row, from left, Wyatt Saunders, Willem Hanssen, Caleb Van Campen, Ben Tighe, Josiah Smith, Brendan Tighe, Sally Yessin; Top row, from left, Sean Mackey, Ethan Hanssen, Garrett Wright, Deb Tighe, Claire Hanssen, Sarah Bradley.
Home schoolers earn Memory Master title Seventeen area home school students ages 8-12, plus two adults, earned the title of Memory Master as part of Classical Conversations, a home school community in Lexington, after reciting 400 pieces of information. They had to show "mastery" of this information through four rounds of testing. The last two rounds required 100 percent mastery and one missed question would have disqualified them. The 400 facts for 2013 Memory Master included multiplication tables up to 15x15, 44 U.S. presidents, a time line with 161 events in chronological order, English grammar facts that included 53 prepositions, 24 history sentences that included information from ancient empires, 119 locations and geographic features throughout the world, 24 science facts, Latin noun declensions, common squares and cubes, geometry formulas and unit conversions. Two students, Bailey Coffman and Anna Santrock, were also recognized for completing three years of Memory Master achievement, representing 1,200 pieces of information. Bottom row, from left: Jack Parker Coffman, Bailey Coffman, Anna Santrock, Sam Santrock, Tirzah Schanding, Ethan Shelton; Second row, from left, Wyatt Saunders, Willem Hanssen, Caleb Van Campen, Ben Tighe, Josiah Smith, Brendan Tighe, Sally Yessin; Top row, from left, Sean Mackey, Ethan Hanssen, Garrett Wright, Deb Tighe, Claire Hanssen, Sarah Bradley.

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