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Sarah Lynn Witkus

November, 2004, to April, 2016


Sarah's Library Project

Books for those in need.
For information on books available, etc, email


Sarah Witkus was a 5th grade student Murphy Elementary School in Haslett, Michigan. She died on April 10, 2016, aged 11.

In her memory her family have started "Sarah's Library Project", collecting several thousand books to donate to hospitals, hospices and children in need.
Sarah's Letter
to her new teacher
Hi Mrs. Mahon! I am so excited to be in your class!

I am Sarah Witkus and I live on Wood Valley Drive in Haslett. My hobbies are coloring, writing, crafting, jump-roping, reading, piano and climbing trees. I have 4 people in my family – my family is my brother, Andrew, my mom and dad. My mom is a high school math teacher and my dad is a carpenter.

I have one cat – her name is Daisey – she is so cute! My Aunt, Uncle and cousin live in East Lansing. My grandparents live in Dewitt. I love going to my Grandma’s house – they live on a lake – so we get to go swimming, kayak, paddle boat, pontoon boat and making s’mores! Even in the winter, we can go iceskating!

I really enjoy school! My favorite subject is math. Because my mom is a high school math teacher and I work with her on my math a lot – in working with her and listening to her being enthusiastic – I think I have got interested in it too! I also really like writing and science! Mrs. Williams works with me one day after school for tutoring. I have trouble understanding things the first time I see/hear new material – I need to work with it and practice and then I understand.

Sometimes I get frustrated that I don’t get things more quickly – sometimes I get jealous of other people that don’t have to work as hard as I do. But, my mom always tells me to try to remember how good it feels when you work hard at something and then do well. I do like that feeling! Mrs. Martin gave me the persistence award last