• Exam Week, December 16-19
  • End of 2nd Quarter, December 19
  • Winter Break, December 20-January 5

The Leaf

Grace Zhang
Hey there! My name is Grace Zhang and I am currently a junior at SHS. I’m thrilled to continue my work through my second year on staff. 

You see, although I’ve always enjoyed writing, I never found my “niche.” After joining journalism on a whim last year, the creative and encouraging atmosphere in room 115 helped me discover where my true passion lies: fashion journalism.

This year, not only will I continue my journey of writing articles, I have earned the role of associate web editor where I will help manage our website as well as consistently post content. Additionally, plan to expand my fashion content in a personal fashion blog.

So why fashion?

To me, it’s not simply about expressing myself but going bigger and looking deeper. In essence, I’ve broken it down to three main points: style, service, and sustainability. 

With style, I hope to help my fellow high schooler readers find their own style while answering their style questions, one article at a time.

As for service, my prime example would be Fashion for the Cure. In case you don’t know who we are or what we do, click here to watch a quick crash course.

So how does this connect back to journalism? 

In the scheme of things, an essential component in Fashion for the Cure is promoting the event and attracting sponsorships. To do so, I have utilized the writing skills I’ve learned in journalism to create articles that present Fashion for the Cure in the most attractive way possible. 

Meanwhile, I also hope to inform readers about the importance of sustainable and ethical fashion. However, as a high school student myself, I recognize that we may not have hundreds of dollars to spend on clothing items so I plan to also offer practical alternatives to fast fashion.


All in all, that pretty much sums up my journalistic life. But if you’re looking for me outside of school, just look for the girl who’s eating an absurd amount of grapes, laughing on the golf course, making another checklist or giving speeches in mock trial. And of course, typing away at her laptop while she finishes her latest article.


So with that, 

Happy reading! 

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

Grace Zhang, Associate Web Editor

Nov 09, 2019
Forever 21 files for bankruptcy (Story/Media)
Oct 03, 2019
Fashion for the Cure receives recognition (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
SHS Chinese class takes learning to a new level (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
11 ways to study smarter (Story/Media)
May 10, 2019
Last Minute Mother’s Day (Story/Media)
May 06, 2019
Asalya Samieva, 11 (Story/Media)
Apr 26, 2019
Prom Procrastination (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Moments from Fashion for the Cure (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Living in the dreamland (Story)
Apr 05, 2019
AP Euro Students Explore Europe (Story)
Mar 14, 2019
New era of fashion (Story/Media)
Feb 22, 2019
Mindy Kuertz, 12 (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
2019 FFTC Designer Profile (Story)
Feb 08, 2019
Gaby Pereda, 10 (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
What your clothes say about you (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Fashion Psychology piques interest (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
Student-managed fashion show benefits The Dragonfly Foundation (Story)
Jan 16, 2019
Retail therapy reduces stress (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Sophia Odaka, 10 (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Samantha Youngquist, 10 (Story)
Nov 21, 2018
Trend watching: earring edition (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Trend watching (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Trend watching: colors, cutouts (Story)
Oct 24, 2018
Anna Schulte, 10 (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2018
Trend watching: denim (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Fall color pallette (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Alyssa Jones, 12 (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2018
Pose: how to look photogenic (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Homecoming season: stand out with unique styles (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Shopping for Fall (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
Fall brings fashion (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio