• No School-Teacher Records Day - Oct. 29
  • HS Orchestra Concert - Oct. 27, 7 pm
  • End of 1st Quarter - Oct. 28
  • HS Theatre Fall Show - Nov. 13
  • HS Variety Show - Nov. 20, 7pm
  • No School - Thanksgiving Break - Nov. 24-28
  • SBOB Craft Show - Nov. 20
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

Lydia Masset: Web Editor

Lydia Masset, Managing Web Editor

Hello! My name is Lydia Masset and I am thrilled to have you here on shsleaf.org!  This is my fourth and final year working in room 115 and I could not be more excited to be both the Web Editor and the Communications Director. Over the past several years I have experienced immense growth both in and out of journalism. My love of film photography has grown, and as a result I have won 3 scholastic keys and an honorable mention for my work. My love for my community has grown through volunteer tutoring and art service projects with local nonprofits. My love for my school has grown as a member of the executive board of student council.  And of course my love of journalism has only grown as I have had the opportunity to create meaningful relationships and adapt my mindset about the world around me. The Washington Post’s tagline is “Democracy dies in the dark” I believe at Sycamore not only our democracy dies in the dark, but also our spirit, strength, and passion. It is my personal goal to make our publications a beacon of education and light for our school and community! Here’s to a fantastic senior year! 

 

All content by Lydia Masset
Thanksgiving trivia

Thanksgiving trivia

November 5, 2019
September Playlist

September Playlist

September 6, 2019
Lily Banke, 11

Lily Banke, 11

May 20, 2019
SHS colors of the year

SHS colors of the year

January 14, 2019
Ethan Masset, 9

Ethan Masset, 9

November 21, 2018
Diwali fast facts

Diwali fast facts

November 9, 2018
Best Halloween movies

Best Halloween movies

October 23, 2018
Grant Kilgard, 11

Grant Kilgard, 11

September 20, 2018
Yom Kippur fast facts

Yom Kippur fast facts

September 19, 2018
Art programs educate

Art programs educate

September 11, 2018
Stacy Lawrence, 10

Stacy Lawrence, 10

April 10, 2018
Kiri Basher, 10

Kiri Basher, 10

March 1, 2018
POWER TO THE PEACE. In 2013, Gloria Steinem was awarded the presidential medal of freedom. President Barack Obama bestowed her the metal to honor her work in the women’s liberation movement and for being an advocate for equality. Steinem is not only an activist but a journalist who has written about many social justice issues over the course of her career.

Gloria Steinem

March 1, 2018
SPEAK UP. Angelou spent the majority of her life working alongside other activists, primarily for racial equality. In her life she worked with Gloria Steinem, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many more. They marched, planned, rallied, and wrote articles and poetry alike to do their part.

Maya Angelou

February 20, 2018
Heroes of SHS

Heroes of SHS

December 5, 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017

August 25, 2017

Irena’s Vow

May 12, 2017
Viola Davis poses backstage the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Davis won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in Fences. The role has also won her a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.

Viola Davis

February 1, 2017
F-A-L-L P-L-A-Y. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the fall play was a success taking place on November 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Mitch mahoney, played by Michael Underwood (11), Douglas panch played by Mason Taylor (12), and Mona Lisa Peretti played by Elsa Benson (12) preform at their dress rehearsal before the shows.

Fall Players

December 11, 2016
MERIT MARCH. The hallways are lined with students as they cheer on the nationsl merit students and their parents in their march of champions to honor their accomplishment.

National Merit March

December 9, 2016
SPEAKING OUT. Protesters stop to listen to speakers at Washington Park during protesting. Speakers from various organizations such as BLANK spoke out about their feelings and experiences with racial problems in our city.

Two Protests, One Day

December 7, 2016
Guarding the goal. Gabby Khodadad (9) kicks the ball at the JV girls Pink out game on Thursday, October 6th. The team played against Colerain. She has been playing for many years, working to improve her skills and hopefully become a Varsity goalie.

Guarding the goal

December 2, 2016
High kicks. Hannah Bruns (9) kicks the ball at the girls JV game on Tuesday, October 4th. She was a swing player this year, playing in both JV and Varsity games.

High kicks

December 2, 2016
KICKING FOR THE CURE. Kelley Kossayni (9) kicks the ball at the JV girls pink out game on Thursday, October 6th., the team played against Colerain. The team wore special pink uniforms to show their support for breast cancer awareness.

Kicking for the cure

December 1, 2016
TEAM TIME. The girls freshman volleyball team huddle together before their game against on September 13th. They support each other with cheers and hugs.

Team Time

December 1, 2016
High Hitting. Meredith Ringer (9), member of the freshman volleyball team, sets the ball over the net. Their game took place on September 13th.

High Hitting

November 17, 2016
Completed Court. Ryan Hertlein (10), Shayna Kling (10), Kevin Skiba (12), Grace Mather (12), Justin Banke (12), Julia You (12), Meller, Jodie Lawson (11), Ellie Stadelmann (9), Bob Wise (9), the complete homecoming court, stand together. Each pair got to walk out and greet the students below at the homecoming dance on Saturday, October 8th.

Completed Court

November 2, 2016
Homecoming at a glance. An overhead shot shows all of the action at the 2016 homecoming on 
Saturday, October 8th. Aves in Space, the homecoming theme, was clearly displayed by the use of string lights, hanging planets, and glow in the dark stars.

Homecoming at a glance

November 1, 2016
Dancing the Night Away. Christian Thompson (9) points at the camera as students fill the commons dancing at homecoming on Saturday October 8th. Students danced, sang along to songs, talked, and greeted the homecoming court at the 2016 homecoming dance.

Dancing the Night Away

October 31, 2016
Crowning the Court

Crowning the Court

October 28, 2016
Reigning Royales. Posing together are Justin Banke (12) and Julia You (12) after being crowned at the Homecoming dance on Saturday, October 8th. The two seniors then waved from the balcony over the commons to the student body, as the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen. Photo courtsey of McDaniel’s Photography.

Reigning Royalty

October 27, 2016
He for She is centered around discussing and taking action to fight for gender equality. The club is run by Eleanor Schmid, 12, and Drew Schneider, 12.  Everyone is welcome to join.

He for She

October 21, 2016
SPEAKER LEAVES AUDIENCE SPEECHLESS. Journalist and speaker Sonia Nazario stands epaking about immigration from Mexico and the impact it has on migrant children. Nazario came to Sycamore High school on September 22nd ans spoke to Spanish classes from both Sycamore and several other schools.

January 9, 2016
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