KARE Anchor Reunites with Kindergarten Teacher

By Mark Joyella 

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Here’s an unusual twist on back-to-school coverage: Cory Hepola, morning anchor at NBC affiliate KARE in Minneapolis, reunited with his kindergarten teacher, 90-year-old Lorly Schik.

“My Mom told me I cried on the last day of Kindergarten because I found out you wouldn’t be my teacher the next year,” Hepola said during the emotional reunion.

Schik had written a letter to the station after watching her former student. “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!”

Hepola wrote back and the two agreed to meet again:

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