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A Love for Doing Hard Things with Latin

“Your child will encounter truth, goodness and beauty simply because he was given the opportunity and time to study Latin” (Leigh Bortins, The Conversation, 186). Just as in life, there are no shortcuts in Latin. When I first began diving deep into Latin with my son, I...
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2016 CC Capstone Cruise Graduates

Classical Conversations holds first cruise graduation

by John
Wednesday, 04 May, 2016
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Nineteen Classical Conversations students received their high school diplomas this afternoon during a first of its kind CC graduation on board the Carnival cruise ship Victory. More than 300 people—CC students, parents and staff—joined in the five-day Capstone Cruise...
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Western Michigan girl wins $10,000 national math championship

by John
Tuesday, 03 May, 2016
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Nassau, Bahamas—To the uninitiated ear, the answers sound like gibberish—faster than an auctioneer. But Sophia DiPiazza, 13, of Allendale, Michigan, not only knows exactly what she’s saying, she’s also performing dozens of math equations in her head to get those...
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Vancouver girl wins $10,000 national memory championship

by John
Monday, 02 May, 2016
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Somewhere in the Bahamas—Hannah Tully is just 11, but her ability to memorize facts for school is amazing. So amazing, in fact, that the Vancouver, Washington, sixth-grader won a national memory championship and a $10,000 cash prize Monday afternoon. Hannah, 11, of...
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Tracing Memory

Scattered pieces of tracing paper graced our home much like the misplaced or missing socks were also doing. My girl had traced the lines of many a princess. This wiggly little one could magically sit, all dolled up, under the spell of paper and pen. Looking back at...
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