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The Leaf

Allison McElroy
Hi! My name is Allison McElroy and I am a junior. This is my second year on the staff. During my first year in the program last year, I loved my experience in the class and grew so much as a writer and person.  This year, 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. I am excited to help develop this newly revamped section and to grow as a leader and journalist this year!


 At school, I participate in yoga club. I began doing yoga as a stressed-out freshman and now I continue to enjoy it as a stressed-out junior. It is a great way to relax after a busy day! I am also excited to work with students with special needs this year in Stepping Out Club and PEERS, a program that helps to develop students’ speech and communication skills. 


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! Singing in CYC has also given me incredible opportunities to travel, 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 or writing of some kind.


Thanks for reading and enjoy our website! 


Allison McElroy, Trends Chief

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