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The Leaf

Deeya Prakash
Hi! My name is Deeya Prakash, and I am a sophomore here at SHS. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with books. Reading has taken me to different cities, countries, realms, and universes, all while sitting in one place. I considered books to be magic, and I still do today. However, eventually I grew tired of being the audience, and decided to become the magician. As soon as I began to write, I fell in love, and I knew that this was something that I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Aside from being in the program last year, I had only ever written fictional pieces- ones in which I could escape inside and bring my own characters and settings to life- and had never experimented with informative writing. That’s why I joined this class, and suffice to say, I have no regrets. I loved getting to know all of the amazing staffers at the Leaf and creating pieces for all of the students to enjoy. Having someone come up to you and tell you that they liked your piece in the magazine or on the web was one of the most rewarding feelings that I had ever experienced, and I’m back for more! This year, I will be taking on the role of the Opinion Chief; I will be in charge of all of the stories, graphics, and photos that associate with the opinion section. This is quite a large undertaking, but with the support of my fellow editors, I know it is going to rock! I love my role in this program as it allows me to meet so many new people all while still getting the opportunity to write and explore the journalistic new style. I look forward to seeing what this year entails for me and I hope to grow as a writer with the help of my peers and teachers, and hopefully, assist others in their writing endeavors. As a section editor, I know that I will likely be someone that my peers turn to for help, and I am hoping that I can be a good resource for anyone that needs assistance (or even just a chat or conversation!). Outside of school, I write a lot, mainly spending my time on rhyming poetry. I just love watching all of the words string together and form perfect stanzas in my head. I love participating in poetry contests, and it is also fun to win some along the way! In addition, I love to read (Surprise!), draw, and hang out with my friends and family. I also play on the Sycamore Girls Varsity Golf team as well as swim competitively. Both of these sports have taught me commitment, determination, hard-work, and discipline, which have come in handy in other parts of my life. Some of my other favorite things include sea life (particularly orca whales!), Broadway musicals, the Jonas Brothers, and Harry Potter, and as wizard Albus Dumbledore once said, “Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” I could not agree more.

Deeya Prakash, Opinion Chief

Apr 28, 2020
Taylors win big with humorous parody (Story)
Apr 04, 2020
How to forget about Coronavirus (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Senior Willow Lang will not go to college (Story)
Dec 06, 2019
Accidental entrepreneur (Story/Media)
Oct 29, 2019
Golf spotlight: Audrey Simons, 12 (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Horenziak flips through competition (Story/Media)
Sep 16, 2019
Whales out of water (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
The Jonas Brothers’ new album: a review (Story/Media)
May 13, 2019
Hitting into the Major League (Story/Media)
May 01, 2019
Juliet Horenziak, 9 (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
The Leaf represents (Story/Media)
Apr 09, 2019
Spring break in Spain (Story)
Apr 01, 2019
Aliza Newton, 9 (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
‘Who’s She?’ (Story)
Mar 11, 2019
Ida B. Wells (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Mock Trial goes to regional competition (Story/Media)
Feb 20, 2019
Marissa Thorp, 10 (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Michelle Obama (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Mott wins big at local writing competition (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
What Really Happened (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Grace Larrick, 10 (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
New year brings new laws (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Gunjan Bahri, 10 (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
Is Avengers: Endgame the end? (Story)
Dec 12, 2018
How to ace midterms (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Jemma Pooley, 9 (Story)
Nov 18, 2018
‘Right this Way’ Bandstand returns to theaters (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
‘Chocolate: the exhibition’ entices visitors (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Variety Show wows audience (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
‘The Hate U Give’ goes from book to screen    (Story)
Sep 21, 2018
Just you wait! Broadway comes to Cincinnati (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
Mission Impossible stunt goes wrong (Story/Media)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Deeya Prakash