“Memory Master” is an honor bestowed to students who have mastered all the memory work learned through the Classical Conversations classical homeschooling curriculum.

On April 27, five children ages 7 to 12 wrapped up 24 weeks of intensive memorization efforts by earning their Memory Master awards.

“Memory Master” is an honor bestowed to students who have mastered all the memory work learned through the Classical Conversations classical homeschooling curriculum. Classical Conversations defines mastery as the storing of information to long-term memory, which means the students do not cram for a single test and then move on; instead they learn to use each fact as a hook for more facts.

During the school year, students age 4 through 12 meet weekly at Faith Community Church in Dover and work together to learn facts through song, movement, experimentation, drawing and laughter.

At the end of the year, students who wish to obtain their Memory Masters must recite all 24 weeks of information on 4 different occasions to 4 different people.

Those earning the certification include Dylan Hoff, Abigail Thomas, David Hamilton, Ethan VanBerkom and Ben Semark.