• 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

Hannah May

Hannah May , Executive Editor-in-Chief

Ordinarily, when meeting a new person I extend my hand for a politely firm handshake and introduce myself with the following “Hello, I’m Hannah May, it’s nice to meet you,”. However, with this being an online encounter, I am forced to alter my go to the introduction. I’ll begin by offering you, mystery person stalking my Leaf profile, a virtual handshake. Now that we have gotten to know each other, I will proceed to brag about myself and my accomplishments; I assume that because you are reading this, you are at least a tad interested in what I do. As a senior at SHS, this is my fourth year on staff. I have acted as a staff writer, news chief, sports chief and am currently the co-executive editor-in-chief.  While juggling my academic workload, I also play water polo, swim competitively, am an avid Netflix binge watcher and a sports enthusiast. I am constantly struggling and pushing myself to do adventurous activities,possibly to prove to myself that I am capable of doing more than snuggling with my cats. Nevertheless, my fear of heights coupled with my excessively sweaty pores lends way to my natural inclination towards air conditioning. Now that I have sufficiently satisfied my ego, I will leave you with a piece of advice that I live my life by “Never be afraid to be weird,”.

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Climate changes, global challenges

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
April 12, 2017
Senior, Matthew Schuetz was part of the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay, which both finaled at the Ohio High School Swimming State Championship tournament. This was the first year that Schuetz qualified for the state meet. He hopes to attend the Naval Academy next year, however does not intend to continue his swimming career. “The state meet was a great experience. It was so exciting to swim against the fastest swimmers in Ohio,” Schuetz said.

State swimmers sprint to final meet

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
March 3, 2017
Junior, Sarah Abraham is diving into the pool at the start of her race. Abraham has been a member of the varsity swim team since her freshman year. She plans to continue her water polo career in college.

Swimming competes at conference meet

Hannah May, executive editor in-chief
February 1, 2017


Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
January 30, 2017
COMEBACK KID. After spending one year abroad in Belgium, Laura Setser, 12, came back to SHS and rejoined the water polo team. Setser is a fundamental part of the water polo team. While she was in Belgium she played soccer.

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
December 14, 2016
Jiho Choi, 12 competes in his best event- the 100 yard backstroke. Choi was a state qualifier for a relay as a freshman, however had to take a break from the sport due to injuries his sophomore year. As a senior, he hopes to return to the state meet.

Swimming through preseason

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
December 13, 2016
Laura Setser, 11 holds the ball and defends it from her opponent. Setser plays basketball in the off season. She does not plan to continue her athletic career in college.

New season, new training

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
October 14, 2016
Abigail Hausefeld, 11 looks to release the ball after making a save. Hausefeld plays for the club water polo team Moose Water Polo in the off season. She is interested in continuing her playing at the collegiate level.

Girls water polo swims for state

Hannah May, Executive Editor-In-Chief
October 12, 2016
Junior goalie, Abigail Hausefeld readies herself to block a shot.  Hausefeld is a member of the junior varsity swim team outside of water polo season. She is unsure of her athletic plans for after high school.

Water polo sprints into Ohio Cup

Hannah May, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief
September 15, 2016
Sarah Abraham, 11 looks to pass the ball to a teammate. Abraham is one of the perimeter player starters for the 2016 season. She also swims competitively and plays water polo for the Moose Water Polo Club team.

Water polo swims back after losing seniors

Hannah May, Executive Editor-in-Chief
September 13, 2016
Senior Jory Gould competes in a freestyle event. Gould swam Varsity for all four years of high school and was a member of the Varsity water polo team since her freshman year. Gould was recently admitted into the 3,000- point club along with six other seniors.

Q&A with Jory Gould about end of high school

Hannah May, Co- Executive Editotor
May 19, 2016
Freshman Robert Schramm dives in to swim the 200 individual medley. With the new pool, there is talk of buying a new scoreboard. The ventilation system was also improved in the winter of 2015.

Pool renovations to take place

Hannah May, Co-Executive Editor
May 9, 2016
The Moose girls A team at the Jose Cerda Memorial Tournament. The tournament was set up in honor of Jose Cerda, a student at SHS who passed away his senior year. This tournament is hosted by Moose Water Polo and occurs every July.

Moose shoots into action

Hannah May, Executive Editor
May 5, 2016
Senior Mary Fry dives off the block for the 400 freestyle relay at the Ohio High School State meet. Fry will train with the Blue Ash YMCA this summer. She plans to continue her swimming career with the University of Illinois.

Student athletes swimming next season

Hannah May, Executive Editor
April 29, 2016
Sophomore Abigail Hausfeld jumps to block the ball. Hausfeld was the Varsity goalie as a sophomore. She plans to play with the local club team Moose Water Polo in the spring and summer.

Water polo announces new coach

Hannah May, Co-executive Editor
April 14, 2016

Academic Quiz Team

Hannah May, Sports Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2016
Senior Jeremiah Hunter ran two individual events and two relays at the state meet. He placed second in the 200 meter dash and 3rd in the 200 meter dash. Hunter plans on running spring track.

Track sprinting to finish

Hannah May, Sports Chief
March 18, 2016
Senior Elizabeth Walden dives into the pool for a relay start. Walden went to State for the 200 medley relay. Her club team is the Cincinnati Aquatic Club. Photo by McDaniel’s Photography.

Swimming into State:

Hannah May, Sports Chief
February 28, 2016
Swimming into state:

Swimming into state:

Hannah May, Sports Chief
February 25, 2016
Senior Kellen Alsip drives the golf ball. Alsip has been a member of the golf team since her freshman year. She placed first individually at the state tournament.

GMC Fall Sports

Hannah May, Sports Chief
January 25, 2016
Senior Eamonn Bell readies himself for a race. Bell competed at the State Championship for the 200 freestyle relay. He also swims for the Cincinnati Marlins.

Swimmers begin competiton season

Hannah May, Sports Chief
December 11, 2015
Graphic show opinions of Republicans after the 4th GOP debate

Candidates debate for debate control

Hannah May, Sports Chief
December 9, 2015
Senior Mary Fry readies herself to swim the lead-off leg of the 200 freestyle relay at the OHSAA State Championship meet. Fry swims for the Mason Manta Rays, a local club team. However, she plans to practice with the high school team this season. Photo by Jean Wu.

Swimming prepares for first meet

Hannah May, Sports Chief
December 7, 2015
Senior Nicole Gangl looks to pass the ball to a teammate. Gangl has been a part of the team since her freshman year. She has witnessed the varsity team finish second in the state for two out of her four years of playing. Photo by McDaniel’s Photography.

Water polo ranked second in state

Hannah May, Staff Writer
November 4, 2015
Senior Hannah Schweggmann plays defense for the hole position. Schweggmann has been a member of the team since her freshman year. She is considering continuing her water polo career at the collegiate level.

Water polo scores second at state

Hannah May, Sports Chief
October 29, 2015

Dreams becoming realities

Hannah May, Sports Chief
October 20, 2015
Paige Parr swims the ball down the pool. Parr began playing waterpolo her junior year. She played on Varsity last year and is a starter on the Varsity team this year. Photo by Dale Horne.

Water polo shoots short at Ohio Cup

Hannah May, Sports Chief
September 20, 2015
Junior Hannah Schwegmann waits for a pass from a fellow team mate. Schwegmann has been a part of Moose water polo’s junior Olympic team in the past. This year, she tried out to be a part and was selected for the Olympic Development program for water polo. Photo by McDaniel’s Photography.

Shooting into spring water polo

Hannah May, Sports Chief
April 29, 2015
Wu prepares to do a relay start during warm ups. For meet warm ups, each team usually receives two lanes and 30 minutes to warm up. It is important to prepare your body to race. Photo by Jean Wu.

Racing into states

Hannah May, News Editor
March 2, 2015
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