The Leaf

Allison McElroy
   Hi! My name is Allison McElroy and I am a senior. This is my third year on the staff. I have always loved writing, so being in journalism has been one of my favorite experiences of high school! For the past two years, this program has helped me grow so much, both as a writer and as a person. I am serving as the Trends Chief this year, which means I manage all of the aspects of the Trends section of our newsmagazine, The Leaf. Since it is my second year in this role, I will also serve as a section editor mentor, which means I will help my fellow section editors whenever they have any questions. Last year, I was very grateful and proud to have one of my articles chosen for a “Best of SNO” award (you can read it here!) I am so excited to continue to provide amazing news coverage with our awesome staff and continue to grow as a leader and journalist during my final year in the program! 

   At school, I participate in Yoga Club. I began practicing yoga freshman year and throughout my high school career, it has been a great way to unwind and destress after a busy day at school. I am also in the OGB club, which is a club that does volunteer projects to benefit Operation Give Back. Additionally, I am in the TPA 2 class and will hopefully have the opportunity to be a student-teacher later this year in other schools in our district.

   Outside of school, one of my passions is singing in the Cincinnati Youth Choir. I have been in the choir since I was in fourth grade and it has become like a second family. Singing with my friends every Tuesday and Thursday night is always one of the best parts of my week! This year, choir is going to be mostly virtual, which is definitely not the ideal experience, but I am still excited to make the best of my last year in the organization! Singing in CYC has also given me incredible opportunities to travel to amazing places, for which I am very grateful. 

   Additionally, I love hanging out with my friends, baking, babysitting, and traveling. In the future, I hope to have a career in education, most likely as an elementary school teacher or a speech-language pathologist.

   Thanks for reading and enjoy our website! 

Allison McElroy, Trends Editor

Oct 07, 2020
TikTok remains inaccessible for deaf and hard of hearing users (Story/Media)
May 20, 2020
COVID-19 cancelled your summer job—now what? (Story)
Apr 25, 2020
Stella finds expression through instagram (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Stuck at home…far from home (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Behind the music: the Lynx Project’s young writers (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
Lynx Project performs Autism Advocacy concert at SHS (Story/Media)
Feb 22, 2020
“Miss Americana”: a review (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
Remembering the nine helicopter crash victims (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Female directors left out of 2020 Oscar nominations (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Apple releases new inclusive emojis (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Blue candy buckets help more children enjoy Halloween (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Calculus students use math in real-world for tiny house (Story/Media)
Oct 15, 2019
“Come From Away” review: kindness in the wake of 9/11 (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
Sycamore Bridges helps families in need (Story/Media)
May 23, 2019
Jordyn Isaac, 10 (Story)
May 23, 2019
Must-try ice cream spots for this summer (Story)
May 14, 2019
Adaptive PE closes out the school year (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
Sophia Odaka, 10 (Story/Media)
Apr 25, 2019
Transition Internship Program (TIP) (Story)
Apr 06, 2019
Sycamore graduate rocks an inclusive runway (Story)
Mar 27, 2019
Metztle Elena, 10 (Story)
Mar 08, 2019
Linda Brown (Story)
Feb 15, 2019
Students shave heads for awareness, hair donation (Story)
Feb 15, 2019
Maya Berry, 10 (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
I tried a mindfulness app for one week (Story/Media)
Feb 01, 2019
Ellie Forman, 10 (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
Fitting relaxation into daily life (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Counseling center groups help students stress less (Story)
Dec 18, 2018
Ten things to do during winter break (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Synnovation Lab students bake for a cause (Story/Media)
Dec 03, 2018
What did you do over Thanksgiving break? (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
Laura Nordin, 10 (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
Sycamore community dances for kindness (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Model UN starts year off right (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
What are your Halloween opinions? (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Paige Ellingson, 10 (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Baseball field gives Adaptive PE students opportunity to play (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Kyra McHugh, 10 (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Astronomy Club parties under stars (Story/Media)
Oct 03, 2018
Everything you need to know about new Apple products (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Yoga Club helps students destress (Story/Media)
Sep 20, 2018
Adaptive PE students prove everyone can bowl (Story/Media)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Allison McElroy