Siblings of Sartell: Sarah & Connor Schad

“A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self.” -Marian Sandmaier

Connor and Sarah in the Summer of 2017.

Jeni Schad

Connor and Sarah in the Summer of 2017.

For this edition of Siblings of Sartell, I spoke with Connor Schad (senior), and Sarah Schad (junior) to learn more about their bond as siblings.


Q. What is something that you have in common?

Sarah: “We have the same parents.”

Connor: “We both play the lacrosse goalie position.”


She is the craziest thing in my life.”

— Connor Schad

Q. What is something your sibling does that drives you insane?

Sarah: “He talks really loud when playing Fortnite.”

Connor: “Stealing my stuff.”


Q. Have you ever been compared to each other?

Sarah: “Yes, but we are very different.”

Connor: “Yes, I’m the perfect child, and she’s the exact opposite.”


Q. Which of you is the favorite child?

Sarah: “Me… just kidding, him.”

Connor: “Me.”


Q. What is your favorite thing to do together?

Sarah: “Play with the dogs.”

Connor: “Probably playing Fortnite.”


Q. What is the best memory you have with your sibling?

Sarah: “Tubing together and throwing each other off the tube.”

Connor: “Tubing together.”


Q. If you fight, what is it about?

Sarah: “Food.”

Connor: “Anything: talking, breathing, making any noise.”


Q. Finish this sentence: my sibling is… 

I wouldn’t trade Connor for anyone.”

— Sarah Schad

Sarah: “Kind, Connor is very kind.”

Connor: “Unique.”


Q. Would you break your sibling out of jail?

Sarah: “Yes.”

Connor: “No.”


Q. Do you have nicknames for each other?

Sarah: “Conman.”

Connor: “No I don’t.”

Q. Describe your sibling in 3 words:

Sarah: “Thoughtful, annoying, and loving.”

Connor: “Artsy, crazy, stubborn.”