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Reunited at Merrill Presidential Scholars Luncheon

May 28, 2024-- High School South teacher Mathew Sohl found himself on the campus of prestigious Cornell University May 21, at the Merrill Presidential Scholars luncheon. Why?

He was a guest of honor of his former student.

HSS alumna Jasmine Guarin is a senior and soon-to-be graduate at Cornell. She is in the top 1 percent of the Class of '24-- out of more than 4,200 students-- and was thus selected as one of 42 Merrill Scholars. As part of the 36th annual scholars luncheon, she was invited to bring along and celebrate the high school teacher or mentor with the greatest influence on her early education. Guarin chose Sohl.

"I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you," she said during her remarks at the event.

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Jasmine Guarin and Matthew Sohl at Cornell
Jasmine Guarin and Matthew Sohl