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The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Turning goodbye to seniors

The locker of senior Flyerette Katie Pruitt is decorated on Mon. Feb. 10 in honor of senior night. The 12 senior lockers were decorated by the seven underclassmen. Coach McNamara and underclassman brought the materials needed. Photo courtesy of Lauren Kurtzer.
The locker of senior Flyerette Katie Pruitt is decorated on Mon. Feb. 10 in honor of senior night. The 12 senior lockers were decorated by the seven underclassmen. Coach McNamara and underclassman brought the materials needed. Photo courtesy of Lauren Kurtzer.

Throughout the season a team has to be united. On Senior Night a team will unite for the seniors who have worked not only throughout the season but for years.

“This is their day and they need to be celebrated. They have worked so hard for all these years,” said Ashley McNamara, Flyerettes coach.

Senior Night for cheerleading, Flyerettes, and boys basketball was on Feb. 11. The event honored all seniors before the basketball game against Miamisburg.

It was supposed to be their last home game but due to cancellations due to weather a game is rescheduled for Feb. 18.

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“It was a bittersweet moment for all of us but a very special day,” said Rupali Jain, 12.

With a special night comes hard work. Both the underclassmen and seniors had tasks to do before Tuesday, including the 12 seniors learning their own dance for halftime.

Underclassmen:

  • Decorated each seniors’ locker
  • Dressed up in old costumes
  • Wear regular green jerseys for pregame
  • Only perform at pregame

Seniors:

  • Dressed nicely
  • Wear yellow senior jerseys for pregame
  • Have seniors poster in gym
  • Senior cutouts and boards
  • Pregame ceremonies honoring all seniors, basketball players and cheerleaders as well
  • Performing themselves at halftime

“We haven’t done anything like this for the seniors but I like it. I hope we keep the tradition for us juniors now next year,” said Leah Brod, 11.

The dance was hip-hop with a mix of songs requested by the seniors made by Coach McNamara. Two seniors have been injured; Megan Crone and Krittika Chatterjee are returning to perform in their last game.

Giving these 12 girls their moment in the spotlight shows a true teammate and leads the way for future underclassmen to do the same.

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Lauren Kurtzer, Creative Projects Director
Hi! My name is Lauren Kurtzer and I am a senior here at SHS; thus making it my fourth year in convergence journalism. Looking back on everything I learned and done in room 115, I can not believe it went by that quickly. Being on the staff of The Leaf I have picked up many skills on writing, design, and leadership that I can take to the future. I learned many of those skills through leadership positions of feature chief sophomore year; associate editor junior year, where I made sure articles are up to AP Style; creative projects director this year, I am part of a team that works on the major cover stories like the crazy election. I have written and designed for all four of our platforms. For the past three years, I have also written a sports column on every issue; I cover the morale issues of the NFL and my teams the Reds, Bengals and Buckeyes. Outside of room 115, I am the co-captain of the dance team I have been on for four years, the Flyerettes. I am also heavily involved in the Jewish community. I am the Programming Vice President for my temple’s youth group, which is a part of NFTY Ohio Valley, and the Social Action Programmer for Young Judaea Midwest youth movement. On Sundays, I am a madricha or assistant teacher at my Religious School.
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