• No School - Spring Break - Mar.14 - Mar.18
  • No School - Spring Vacation Day - April 15
  • HS Theatre Spring Show - April 8-9
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  • 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

Emily Chien

Emily Chien, Media Director

Hello! My name is Emily Chien and I am a senior at Sycamore High School.
It is my fourth year on staff of The Leaf, our national, award-winning, student-run publication.
This year, I am working alongside my friends and peers as Media Director. My duties include marketing The Leaf’s social media, creating, designing and video content, and leading overall media production. I also co-produce a bi-monthly video that highlights special students around SHS. These experiences have allowed me to learn Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator, as well as Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
When I’m not writing, designing or editing for The Leaf, I spend my spare time running a weekly Meditation Group, negotiating in Model UN, and working tirelessly on artistic projects for AP art and more. I have quite a passion for design, and am always learning and trying new things.
The reason I participate in The Leaf and Leaflet is because of the amazing feeling completing and publishing your work gives you. The only way to achieve that feeling, however, is through hard work and dedication.
In the future, I plan on majoring in graphic design and learning how to convey messages visually, which I get a lot of practice with on The Leaf staff.
In the high school, I am able to make a difference as well as express myself through our amazing art program. So far, I have created portraits for children in impoverished countries, painted landscapes for children living at the Ronald McDonald house, and filmed videos for service .
I am also an avid traveler, as my dad currently lives in Sydney, Australia and has lived in Singapore. I believe that through travel, personal expression, and hard-work, I can make a difference.

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Yasmine Guedira, 12

Yasmine Guedira, 12

April 30, 2018
NUMBER ONE. On her first day of school, angry shouts from picketers disturbed the integration process. Ruby, only six- years- old at the time, believed that the people were only celebrating Mardi Gras. “There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras,” said Bridges later in life.

Ruby Bridges

March 16, 2018
GROUNDBREAKER. Much of Rhimes work tackles race and gender issues. As a result, she has gained numerous accolades for her work. Some include several GLAAD Media and NAACP Image Awards.

Shonda Rhimes

February 26, 2018
Ryan Tufts, 12

Ryan Tufts, 12

February 9, 2018

Heartwarming heroes

November 13, 2017
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace prize. She is a women and children’s education activist. She was shot by the Taliban in 2012 but has since recovered to give speeches and publish an autobiography.

Malala Yousafzai

March 2, 2017
Williams just became the most decorated female tennis player of all time. She just won her 23rd Grand Slam Title in the Australian Open. Steffi Graf previously held the honor.

Serena Williams

February 2, 2017

Science Fair

March 4, 2016
Reduce, reuse, recycle

Reduce, reuse, recycle

December 15, 2015
Old SAT vs. New SAT

Old SAT vs. New SAT

October 29, 2015
Outerwear

Outerwear

October 21, 2015
Teens need sleep

Teens need sleep

October 12, 2015
After the attack, security in the United States heightens. In fact, the government started stressing immigrant issues, airport security, and other potential threats. Despite this, people remember the period after as a united, loving, and silent time.

Looking back at 9/11

September 11, 2015
Baltimore Riots

Baltimore Riots

May 15, 2015
U4U concert rocks on

U4U concert rocks on

April 25, 2015
It is almost springtime, as it will begin on March 20. Students look forward to taking time during Spring Break to relax with family and friends. The week is spent traveling, sleeping in, and spending quality time on break.

Spring has sprung

March 12, 2015
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