16 finalists selected for National Memory Master

After weeks of judging and intense debate, the National Memory Master judges have selected 16 finalists from among almost 100 quality entry videos.

“There were humorous entries, informative entries, and entries that told compelling family history surrounding the theme of 20th Century World Wars,” said NMM Coordinator Elisabeth Webber. “Quite frankly, these entries were absolutely outstanding. The hard work and effort of each student and parent was evident in every entry we received.”

Homeschoolers learn etiquette of fine dining

Southern Pines, North Carolina—Thousands of homeschool students across the country will get a crash course in etiquette this spring.

High school students in Challenge I, II, III and IV programs at more than 2,000 Classical Conversations’ communities across the country will be participating in the programs’ Spring Protocol in February and March. Classical Conversations is a classical, Christian education resource used by 122,000 K-12 homeschoolers in 2,500 local communities.

‘The Scarlet Letter’ added to Copper Lodge Library

Classical Conversations has just released the eighth volume in its Copper Lodge Library series of classic literature, “The Scarlet Letter: A Romance” by Nathanial Hawthorne.

This new edition of “The Scarlet Letter” presents Hawthorne’s classic story of judgment, sin and forgiveness in a version that is specifically tailored for Challenge I students. The book is a significant quality upgrade from the Dover edition and features illustrations and 421 footnotes and annotations providing valuable content and context for readers.

Record crowd booked for Capstone Cruise

Andrew Pudewa

Andrew Pudewa

SOUTHERN PINES, NC—Classical Conversations’ Capstone Cruise is rapidly becoming one of the largest groups to cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines. The number of parents and children booked for the cruise is rapidly approaching 900.

Adding to the interest in CC’s largest annual event, Andrew Pudewa, internationally known education speaker, will be joining this year’s cruise May 4-8 on board the Carnival cruise ship Liberty.

Homeschoolers celebrate Presidents Day with Excellence in Education program

Southern Pines, N.C.—Thousands of homeschool students will be participating in Presidents Day activities during Excellence in Education (EiE) events. They have invited community leaders to attend their local celebrations.

The EiE events, scheduled for the third week in February, are designed to show off the hard work of Classical Conversations’ (CC) students and to demonstrate the classical model of education to local leaders, according to Robert Bortins, CEO of Classical Conversations, the world’s largest homeschooling organization following the classical model of education.

Classical Conversations® supports National School Choice Week

Southern Pines, North Carolina — National School Choice Week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1, has rapidly become the world’s largest education-related public awareness effort.

Sponsored by Homeschool Now USA, National School Choice Week has grown from 150 events in 2011 to over 35,000 in 2019, according to Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week. He is expecting more than 50,000 separate events later this month in all 50 states and a dozen foreign countries.

Pudewa and record crowd highlight 5th CC Capstone Cruise

Carnival Liberty

Carnival Liberty

SOUTHERN PINES, NC—Andrew Pudewa, internationally known education speaker, will be joining the 2020 Classical Conversations Capstone Cruise May 4-8 on board the Carnival cruise ship Liberty.

Pudewa will be speaking to a packed house as cruise participation continues to increase dramatically. Bookings for the cruise are already 40 percent ahead of last year, and the number of seniors for the 2020 commencement has already surpassed last year’s total.

Southern Pines businesswoman to attend national forum in D.C.

Leigh Bortins

Leigh Bortins

Leigh and Rob Bortins, founders and owners of Classical Conversations, Inc., in Southern Pines, will be attending the 2019 Christian Employers Alliance CEO and Owner Forum in Washington, D.C., next month.

The forum will be held Nov. 4-5, and scheduled events include a business briefing with White House staff at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Nov. 4, followed by dinner at the City Club of Washington and a daylong meeting Nov. 5 at The Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is the leading conservative think tank in the country.

CC offers inexpensive dual enrollment to Challenge students

Southern Pines, NC—Classical Conversations programs are beginning again. And maybe you are torn between keeping your student in Challenge III or IV and receiving the full benefit of a CC education or having them dual-enroll in college classes to get a head start on their college education and save some money. The answer is that you don’t have to choose! Your student can continue in Challenge III and IV—AND get college credit—through the Classical Conversations Plus program.

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