Congratulations to Molly & Jeff

ARHS graduate Molly Huber '15 was the recipient of the 2019 Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program award, and she selected ARHS Art department head and teacher Jeff Stauder as the secondary teacher that most inspired her in high school.  Below are excerpts from articles that describe the Merrill Scholars.  Jeff was honored with Molly and her family at the Annual Merrill Scholars Convocation at Cornell on May 22nd . 

Congratulations to both Jeff and Molly!

Merrill scholars – all in the top 1% of their class – are selected by their college deans for their intellectual vigor, leadership skills and potential to help society. The scholars’ high school teachers are invited to Cornell for two days of events as guests of the university, and this year they came from across the U.S., Canada, China, Indonesia and Hong Kong. The high school teachers are joined by the Cornell faculty members, also chosen by the seniors.  
The scholars and their honored educators were recognized by Cornell President Martha E. Pollack and Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi, and were introduced by the deans of the undergraduate colleges and schools.  
“We are … recognizing the powerful impact that secondary teachers have, so we hope that this program encourages others to follow your example,” said Pollack, who also invoked one of the phrases at the heart of her academic philosophy. “[W]e have in this group today a really great example of ‘educational verve.’ … All of you create that every single day.”  

In addition, the Cornell Chronicle article about the program can be found at the following link: