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SPRING INTO FINAL BAND CONCERT. Sycamore Winds (2nd bell) plays their last concert of the year. Sycamore Winds played four pieces this year including the annual tradition of a concerto. The concerto winner this year was french horn player junior Daniel Halstead. The last piece was SHS’ Alma Mater joined by all other seniors from Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony.

SHS plays concert

Hannah Lee, Copy Editor
May 8, 2019
Ave’s choir pulled out all of the stops for the 2019 Cabaret show. According to aveschoir.org, “This event showcases the solo, duet, and small ensemble vocal performers from the talented Choral Program.” Cabaret was sponsored by the Sycamore Vocal Boosters Association. Auditions were necessary to participate from Cabaret. Senior Anna Enriquez participated in Cabaret this year. “I’ve been in Cabaret for all of my four years of high school and I have enjoyed it more and more every year. It’s a very relaxing evening filled with lots and lots of talent. I loved getting closer to people in choir and discovering so many unique aspects of everyone,

Singing for Sycamore

Sara Margolis, Art & Photo Editor
February 20, 2019
TEACH AND LEARN. The Sycamore Teaching Professions Academy (TPA) is a class SHS offers for students who want to work with children in the future. The class is for students who want to be teachers, go into social work, something with pediatrics, therapy and more. Seniors take two bells worth of TPA and go off into the community and student teach or shadow a professional. “Taking TPA has been my greatest choice of high school! I have learned so much about education, which has not only prepared me to be a better teacher but has also helped me become a better student. TPA has been an incredible foundation to build this dream upon!” said senior Mallory Comerford.

TPA students teach on

Sara Margolis, Art and Photo Editor
February 4, 2019
The Sycamore Aves Varsity Diving team is preparing for their next meet which will be the GMC meet. Senior Taylor Miller has been diving for her whole high school career. “I love diving. It is so much fun. I was a gymnast for 14 years and the transition from gymnastics to diving was easy. Diving is not as much of a high-stress sport as gymnastics was, so it is very chill,” Miller said. Miller ended her competitive gymnastics career this year.

Diving prepares for GMC

Sara Margolis, Art and Photo Editor
January 29, 2019
The Sycamore Aves Varsity swim team is preparing for their next meet which will be the ever-so-famous GMC meet. Senior Elliot Carl has swam his whole high school career and more. According to gmcsports.com, Carl’s time for the 200 Yard Freestyle is 1:52.93. “Swimming has been a part of my life for almost 13 years and I can’t imagine living without it. It has taught me so many skills such as competitiveness, time management and proper nutrition. Without swimming I cannot imagine where I would be, and I can’t imagine going into college without it being a part of my life,” Carl said.

Carl keeps swimming

Sara Margolis, Art and Photo Editor
January 28, 2019
The Sycamore Aviators Varsity Hockey Team celebrated their long-awaited and well-deserved senior night. There are a total of ten seniors on the hockey team. They play most of their games at Sports Plus in Evendale. “Being a senior [for senior night] was a lot of fun and [I enjoyed]  beating Mason on senior night,” said senior Adam Mather. The game ended in a win for the Aviators making it a senior night to remember.

Hockey seniors celebrate

Sara Margolis, Art and Photo Editor
January 22, 2019
TAKE THE SHOT. The boys basketball team grows together and continues to improve as they head into their sixth game.  Sophomores, Kissela and Nick Bruggeman  lead their team in practice and during games. Head coach Demarco Johnson focuses on the athlete’s strength, endurance, and technique by pushing the players hard every day. The team as well as each individual has goals for this winter. “Individually, I would like to become more assertive with my scoring and passing. Team wise, our goals are to show constant improvement throughout the season and finish strong,” Kissela said.

JV boys basketball takes a shot

Madeleine Suh, Sports Chief
December 15, 2018
Chess competition continues

Chess competition continues

Madeleine Suh, Sports Chief
November 1, 2018
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