In Memoriam



Sara Alkindi passed away March 14 from a rare blood disorder.

Sara only joined our school in December and even though our time was brief with her, she was a kind member of our Hill community and she made a lasting impression on all people she encountered. Sara was a hard worker and enthusiastic about her learning. She was willing to work with everyone and made friends easily since she was so kind-hearted. Trying something new was something Sara seemed to enjoy and she always tried her best regardless of her comfort level. She had great poise and confidence when it came to being on camera in Broadcasting class and this made her great at delivering a story for any news piece in class. Sara also enjoyed and excelled at Visual Arts where she had the opportunity to work on 2 different self-expression paintings that were as meaningful as they were beautiful. She was very driven and passionate about her artwork and this showed in the quality of her work. Sara continued to work on her sketches in and outside of class during the semester. She was shy and humble, as well as thoughtful and intelligent. These qualities are what made Sara unique and special. We will miss having her as a member of our Hill family, you have forever touched our hearts.

Aaryn Novy
Visual Arts
Hill Campus of Arts & Sciences


Please visit the Hill PTSA website and scroll to the bottom  of the page to donate in Sara’s memory to the performing and visual arts programs at Hill, which will be used for arts curriculum, supplies, and other needs of our arts programs.

To donate by check
Make check payable to Hill PTSA and write Sara on the memo line.
Mail check to Hill PTSA, Attn: Whitney Stanfill, 627 Forest St, Denver, CO 80220



March 15, 2020


Dear Hill Families,


It is with a heavy heart that I am writing you today to share sad news.

Sara Alkindi, 7th grade student, passed away last night due to a rare arterial disorder. I and several other members of our school community were with the family most of Thursday in the ICU waiting room. Nurse Merri and I visited her parents Friday night and spoke with her attending physician. Her parents were at her bedside during this entire ordeal.


Sara’s family will take her back to the United Arab Emirates for services and burial. They plan to return to Colorado and to school when they can. Sara’s sister is a 6th grader at our school and her 2nd grade sister attends McMeen. The family is of Muslim faith and asks only for our prayers. They do not need food, childcare, or financial contributions. Because Sara loved the Arts at Hill, they would like any contributions in her memory to go to the Hill Arts Fund.


I have called all of Sara’s teachers today with this sad news and have reached out to McMeen. We will also collect kind notes and memories of Sara to share with her family.


This kind of tragedy puts current issues in perspective. We are all part of a global family, bound together to care for each other. Please keep Sara’s family in your thoughts during this difficult time.




Tonda Potts


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