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The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Flyerettes face pressure to fill holes

With 12 seniors departing and only seven dancers remaining, the Flyerettes  have to recruit multiple new teammates. “It will be tricky but we have to recruit not only from the Junior High but here at SHS,” said Ashley McNamara, Flyerettes coach. The ways the team members are trying to add on members include:

The 12 Flyerette seniors are taking one of their many pictures before Senior Night. The Flyerettes are known for taking multiple pictures while together. The 12 seniors leave the underclassmen big shoes to fill. Photo courtesy of McDaniel's Photography.
Katherine Pruitt, 12 dances in the Flyerettes’ Senior Dance on senior night. The 12 seniors leave the 7 underclassmen big shoes to fill. Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography.
  • Video with a short dance, information on the team and contact information
  • Flyers
  • Team members talking to eighth graders and friends that would interested
  • Going to Symmes Elementary School Carnival

“It is different from previous years because we had a decent amount of girls and only needing a few more team members but now we need many more,” said Leah Brod, 11. Tryouts for the team are in late April, early May. That is how long the girls have to recruit eighth graders and current SHS students. Tryouts are the school year before due to conditioning and summer activites. With 12 talents leaving, the three current juniors will:

  • Move to the leadership role
  • Be in the front
  • Communicate with the team
  • Be an example
  • Choose what to wear to school on game days

Now the current freshmen and sophomore will be leaders where other teams’ freshmen and sophomores would have to get used to being on Varsity or still on JV. “Having those girls leave gives us a clean slate,” said Calista Robbins, 10. “It will either make or break us.”

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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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Flyerettes face pressure to fill holes