Do you remember your Kindergarten teacher? Do you think your Kindergarten teacher remembers you? For Cory Hepola, he didn’t think his teacher would have remembered him after 27 years, but she did. His kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Schik, wrote his parents a letter after seeing Cory on television reporting the news. The letter read:

“Hi Diane & Terry.

It is with a great deal of pride that I am now watching my former Kindergarten student telecast the news on KARE 11. I can still picture him as a small dark haired child in his K-desk! I am also wondering if you can view that station in Perham?

In September 20, 2013 I moved to an Independent Senior Living Complex in St. Paul. It was a very difficult decision, a part of my heart will always be in Perham. My children and grand (& great) children are all in the Twin Cities. The time had come!

Greet Cory. Tell him his K-teacher is now 90 years old, enjoys seeing his newscast, and wishes him (and you, too) the VERY BEST!

-Mrs. Schik.”


Watch their 27 year reunion. (P.S. It made us cry.)

Photo and video courtesy via KARE


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— Noelle Buckband