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National Memory Master 2018 Biographies

Arabella Cummins

Arabella Cummins is the daughter of Nick and Jennifer Cummins of Blaine, Washington. She has been in Classical Conversations for four years and has been a Memory Master for the past two years. Arabella has a younger sister and is a competitive Irish dancer. Her favorite school subjects are history and English, and she enjoys acting, writing and dog training.

James Penrose

James Penrose is the son of Stu and Crystal Penrose of Thousand Oaks, California. James has been in Classical Conversations for eight years and has been a Memory Master the last three years. He has three siblings. James enjoys studying history and construction engineering. He also enjoys Brazilian jui jitzu, mixed martial arts, sailing, robotics and AWANA.

Hudson Campbell

Hudson Campbell is the son of Chris and Ashley Campbell of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has been in Classical Conversations for five years and has been a Memory Master all five years, the last three years as a Grand Master. The second of five sons, Hudson enjoys creative arts, natural science, speech and fine arts in school and enjoys outdoor sports, hiking and camping.

Evangeline Soundron

Evangeline Soundron is the daughter of Agnel and Sarah Soundron of Monument, Colorado. She has been in Classical Conversations for seven years and has been a Memory Master for three years. Evangeline has one older and three younger siblings. Her favorite school subjects are math, science, history, art, public speaking and poetry. In her free time she enjoys ballet, drawing, playing ragtime on the piano and reading encyclopedias.

Lucy Bollweg

Lucy Bollweg is the daughter of Bob and Lexie Bollweg of Arlington Heights, Illinois. She has four younger siblings, has been in Classical Conversations for five years and has been a Memory Master four times. Lucy's favorite school subjects are literature, writing, history and geography. She also enjoys reading, writing, soccer, running, AWANA and experiencing nature.

Ian Dow

Ian Dow is the son of JB and Charlene Dow of Palatine, Illinois. He has been in Classical Conversations for seven years and has been a Memory Master for five years. He has three younger siblings. Ian's favorite school subjects include history and math, and he enjoys playing basketball, soccer, chess, the piano and taekwondo.

Lance DiMalanta

Lance DiMalanta is the son of Amie DiMalanta of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and has one older brother. He has been in Classical Conversations for seven years and has been a Memory Master three times. Lance's favorite school subjects are math and science. He also enjoys martial arts, snow-boarding, playing on a traveling soccer team, playing piano and guitar and singing in a choir.

Ethan Bonow

Ethan Bonow is the son of Matt and Tiffany Bonow of Pearland, Texas. The second of five children, Ethan has been in Classical Conversations for eight years and has been a Memory Master each of those years. He enjoys writing and Spanish in school and plays football, basketball and baseball, runs track and is on a swim team.

Zoe Aviles

Zoe Aviles is the daughter of Gabriel and Tanya Aviles of Franklin, Tennessee. She has been in Classical Conversations for six years and has been a Memory Master all six years. Zoe has two younger siblings. She says she loves all her school subjects and couldn't possibly pick a favorite! She enjoys dance, sewing, crafts, reading and hair-styling.

Jonah Spieker

Jonah Spieker is the son of Andrew and Angela Spieker of Webb City, Missouri. He has been in Classical Conversations for four years and has been a Memory Master all four years. He has one older brother. His favorite school subjects are reading, history and geography, and he also enjoys playing football, basketball, indoor soccer and the piano.

Ruth Eastlund

Ruth Eastlund is the daughter of Paul and Sharon Eastlund of Ossining, New York. This is her fifth year in Classical Conversations and fifth year as a Memory Master, and she has three younger siblings. Ruth's favorite school subjects include history, Latin, art, and writing. She has a brown belt in tae kwon do, enjoys playing the piano, and taking art lessons and is a member of American Heritage Girls.

Peter Cantilina

Peter Cantilina is the son of Jeremy and Emily Cantilina of Milford, New Jersey. He has been in Classical Conversations for five years and a Memory Master for three and has two younger siblings. His favorite school subjects are history and English grammar. He enjoys playing the piano, singing in a choir, AWANA and building with Legos.

Alitheia West

Alitheia Caitlyn West is the daughter of Dylan and Ya-chun Adrianne West of Portsmouth, Virginia. This is her third year in Classical Conversations and her third as a Memory Master. She favorite school subject is writing, and she enjoys ballet, acrobatics, ice skating, and acting.

Ethan Haas

Ethan Haas is the son of Jason and Anna Haas of Waxhaw, North Carolina. He has been in Classical Conversations for six years and has been a Memory Master four times. Ethan has three younger siblings. His favorite school subjects are history, geography and math. He loves playing soccer and basketball and enjoys camping and playing the guitar and piano.

Jacob Jackson

Jacob David Jackson is the son of Jon David and Jeannie Jackson of Owens Cross Roads, Alabama. This is Jacob's fifth year in Classical Conversations and fifth year as a Memory Master. He is the oldest of three boys, enjoys math and science and plays the trumpet in the Huntsville (Alabama) Youth Orchestra.

Miles Gillespie

Miles Gillespie is the son of Joseph and Melanie Gillespie of Tallahassee, Florida. This is his second year in Classical Conversations and his second year as a Memory Master. He has one older sibling and four younger siblings. Miles' favorite subjects in school are science and history. He also enjoys football, 4-H forest ecology and Trail Life USA.