• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
  • End of 3rd Quarter - Mar. 31
  • HS One Act Plays- April 13 at 7pm
  • No School - Prof. Development Day - April 25
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

Elijah Zawatsky

Elijah Zawatsky , Print Editor-In-Chief

Senior year has come, and my time in room 115 is starting to come to a close. Dedicating a large part of my high school career to this program is a decision I do not regret. As one of this year’s Co-Editor in Chiefs of The Leaf, I hope to add my work  and leadership to this program’s long tradition of excellence. In previous years I served as a sports writer and eventual sports chief for The Leaf, as a page editor for the Leaf, and as a page designer for the Leaflet. In addition to my time spent in room 115, I play tennis on the school team, am a part of the SHS Model UN delegation, and am an avid lover of sushi. I hope to major in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering, as I love problem solving, math, and science.

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Senior captains Michael Sorger, Kevin Fitzgerald, Tommy Barnhorst, and Andres Cardenas helped lead the Varsity Men’s Lacrosse team to victory against Indian Hill on April 21. Junior goalie Evan Schuster came up big with a set of clutch saves to help propel the Aviators to their eventual 9-5 victory. The competitive game against the Braves is the seventh in a series of highly contested matches between the two teams spanning the last seven years.

Down go the Braves

Elijah Zawatsky, Staff Writer
April 25, 2016
The senior team consisted of Kevin Fitzgerald, Maya Sheth, Julia Kumar, Priscilla Wu, Christopher Seger, Raquel Levitt, Joshua Pelberg, and Elijah Zawatsky. With two years experience under their belt, the seniors approached the competition with a more relaxed demeanor. Fitzgerald said, “We didn’t expect to do nearly as well as we did.”

Building a brighter tomorrow

Elijah Zawatsky, Editor In-Chief
March 3, 2016
Over 14 hours of work went into building this one-ton igloo. As of Feb 17, the structure still stands. Senior Martin Gonzalez said, “I think that we might have to build another if we get more snow.”

Bunch of boys build ingenious igloo

Elijah Zawatsky, Editor In-Chief
February 17, 2016
App crazes sweep through the school in waves, wasting students’ time and focus. What starts as 
innocent fun results in a massive setback in productivity. Know the warning signs. Watch out for app addiction.

Addiction afflictions

Elijah Zawatsky, Editor In-Chief
February 4, 2016
Throwing rocks

Throwing rocks

Elijah Zawatsky, Co-Editor in Chief
November 11, 2015
After a slow start, the Varsity Boys Soccer team is on a hot streak headed into the postseason. Senior captains Cameron Foy, William Truncellito, and Charles Supp have helped the team to a 5-0-1 record in the last 6 games. The team hopes to ride their success into the postseason.

Comeback kids

Elijah Zawatsky, Co-Editor in Cheif
November 3, 2015
The Aves ended their season in a hard fought loss against Ursuline Academy. Senior Lydia Deppert said, “The season was awesome. I’ve never been a part of a team that was so amazing as this one and I consider all my teammates my family.”

And the nets come down

Elijah Zawatsky, Co-Editor in Chief
November 2, 2015
Math teacher Jeremy Pletz said “I think it’s appropriate from a theology perspective that the Pope would write in. It aligns with other political perpetives this pope has taken. While I’m in favor of the death penalty, as it often provides an incentive for criminals to aid in the legal process, I think that the extended waiting period between sentencing and execution are indicitive of a failure in the American judiciary system.”

Ultimate penalty

Elijah Zawatsky, Print Editor in Chief
October 15, 2015
Ding snatches 99 kilos, or 218.257 pounds during a meet. The clean and jerk and the snatch are both highly technical lifts. Both Ding and Sweeney lift six days a week in preparation for meets.

Clean, jerk, snatch

Elijah Zawatsky, Editor in Chief
May 21, 2015
Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born man from London, has reportedly been identified as the masked man behind videos of ISIS beheadings. Hes shown in this still from an ISIS video from September 14, 2014. (Ropi/Zuma Press/TNS)

ISIS in our midst

Elijah Zawatsky, Editor in Chief
April 28, 2015
The Hilton Head trip offered a unique opportunity for the boys lacrosse team to bond outside of a competitive setting. It also allowed the team to start the season on a positive note, winning three close games to tough east coast opponents. “We spent a lot of time with one another and got the opportunity to see each other and our coaches in a different setting,” junior Michael Sorger said.


Elijah Zawatsky, Editor in Chief
April 16, 2015

And the crowd goes wild

Elijah Zawatsky, Sports Chief
October 28, 2014
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