Remembering Karsyn; Classmates dedicate tree in honor of late friend

Linette Burchett, mother of the late Karsyn Bratch, cuts a gold ribbon from a tree dedicated to her daughter on Friday morning at Northfield High School. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

The life of Karsyn Bratch was remembered Friday morning during a tree planting ceremony at Northfield Jr. – Sr. High School.

A sugar maple tree was dedicated in memory of Karsyn, who lost her eight-year battle against cancer on Oct. 25. She was 12.

“We have planted this sugar maple tree in her honor,” Shawnna Meyer, the Northfield Student Council sponsor, told those gathered in a circle around the tree. “It will sit here between Northfield and Sharp Creek so both schools can admire this memorial, since both schools played a huge role in Karsyn’s life.”

The tree also will be in view of the Northfield tennis court where her sister, Jordan, can see it when playing tennis for the Norse, Meyer continued.

Posted on 2015 Nov 24