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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

The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Leaf

Allison McElroy: Trends Editor

Allison McElroy, Trends Editor

   Hi! My name is Allison McElroy and I am a senior. This is my third year on the staff. I have always loved writing, so being in journalism has been one of my favorite experiences of high school! For the past two years, this program has helped me grow so much, both as a writer and as a person. I am serving as the Trends Chief this year, which means I manage all of the aspects of the Trends section of our newsmagazine, The Leaf. Since it is my second year in this role, I will also serve as a section editor mentor, which means I will help my fellow section editors whenever they have any questions. Last year, I was very grateful and proud to have one of my articles chosen for a “Best of SNO” award (you can read it here!) I am so excited to continue to provide amazing news coverage with our awesome staff and continue to grow as a leader and journalist during my final year in the program! 

   At school, I participate in Yoga Club. I began practicing yoga freshman year and throughout my high school career, it has been a great way to unwind and destress after a busy day at school. I am also in the OGB club, which is a club that does volunteer projects to benefit Operation Give Back. Additionally, I am in the TPA 2 class and will hopefully have the opportunity to be a student-teacher later this year in other schools in our district.

   Outside of school, one of my passions is singing in the Cincinnati Youth Choir. I have been in the choir since I was in fourth grade and it has become like a second family. Singing with my friends every Tuesday and Thursday night is always one of the best parts of my week! This year, choir is going to be mostly virtual, which is definitely not the ideal experience, but I am still excited to make the best of my last year in the organization! Singing in CYC has also given me incredible opportunities to travel to amazing places, for which I am very grateful. 

   Additionally, I love hanging out with my friends, baking, babysitting, and traveling. In the future, I hope to have a career in education, most likely as an elementary school teacher or a speech-language pathologist.

   Thanks for reading and enjoy our website! 

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It’s not too late!

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