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The Leaf

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David Smarelli gives a speech before a SEE 1 concert. He has supported the orchestra and SEE 1 for years. His contributions has allowed Sycamore to have one of the best music programs in the state of Ohio.

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October 1, 2015
Sophomore Matthew Schuetz swims for both SHS and the Blue Ash YMCA. His best events are sprint freestyle events. Schuetz will have to step up as an upperclassman next year to help lead the team.

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October 1, 2015
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February 2, 2015
Amid the black, white, green and gold, there were traces of orange within the crowd. The pep rally was held the day of ‘Hoops for Hope’ which was a basketball fundraiser for the Dragonfly Foundation. The signature of the fundraiser was orange so many students showed their support by wearing Hoops for Hope shirts.

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February 2, 2015
Senior Elizabeth Clark cheered in front of her student section during the rally. She is trying to motivate her class to win the spirit war the cheerleaders were conducting. No official winner was announced so all classes like to claim that they were the winners.

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February 2, 2015
Throughout the week preceding the pep-rally students could donate money in support of the Dragonfly foundation. Whichever of the five teachers earned the most money would get their head shaved. In the end all five teachers decided to shave their heads to show support for cancer patients.

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February 2, 2015
The SHS pep band took up the top section of the bleachers. Along with the MCs and cheerleaders the pep band plays a crucial role in keeping students excited and making sure there is never a moment of silence during the rally. One of the most important roles of the pep band is to lead the student body in the fight song.

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February 2, 2015
The Firecrackers preformed at the pep-rally. As soon as the girls ran out onto the gym floor the students went into a frenzy. The Firecrackers are often the most awaited event of the school year.

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February 2, 2015
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February 2, 2015
English teacher, Sofia Feist takes a shot during the student vs teacher basketball game. The teachers gave a valiant effort, including doing a half time player swap. In the end, the talented basketball star students they were up against were too tough to be beaten.

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February 2, 2015
Randall Lothrop, featuring a freshly shaven head, plays basketball against his students. The classic rivalry of students versus teachers was furthered during this pep rally. The students eventually won due to a last minute three pointer.

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February 2, 2015
A group of female teachers danced to a parody of 'Shake it off' by Taylor Swift. The parody was about teaching and students texting in class. The performance was choreographed by art teacher Elise Williams.

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February 2, 2015
Along with MCs of the pep rally, the cheerleaders led the pep rally. They led the spirit wars and keep the crowd excited. Each grade of cheerleader has a different style of uniform and cheers in front of their student section with the purpose of winning spirit wars.

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February 2, 2015
One competition done during the pep-rally was a frozen T-Shirt competition. Real life couples from each grade were chosen to compete and tried to unfreeze a T-Shirt and then the boy had to put the shirt on. The winners of the competition was the senior couple of Alex Schlie and Ryan Gantzer.

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February 2, 2015
After winning a point, teammates senior Sneha Rajagopal and junior Brianna Dooley celebrate with a high five. This is a common act after a victory that is encouraged by the coaches so players learn to appreciate their partners.

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February 2, 2015
Freshman, Leah Wallihan lunges to hit a volley out of reach.  Coming to the net (moving up in the court to where you can hit the ball out of the air) is a common practice among players with good serves.

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February 2, 2015
Varsity player, junior, Margaret Skwara, tosses the ball into the air to deliver a powerful serve. The serve can make or break a match, and is an important skill to excel at when it comes to tennis.

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February 2, 2015
At the start of a match, the audience fades in tone until the court becomes dead silent. After the first serve the sound of the ball being bounced from one end of the court is all that can be observed with the occasional grunt.

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February 2, 2015
Senior, Jamie Pescovitz steps up to hit a winner return (a really good shot that leaves the opponent unable to return).  After winning the point, Pescovitz exhibits her excitement by exclaiming “Let’s go!”

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February 2, 2015
During the changeover, Abele receives advice from her coach Michael Teets.  He motivates her to finish the match strong while she hydrates herself.

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February 2, 2015
Changing the score for a singles match, junior Alexandra Abele , moves the tennis ball to number three on the score card, signaling the end of the 5th game.  This is a task that either team could take responsibility for after every odd numbered game.

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February 2, 2015
In a singles match the player can only depend on themself. Concentration is key as well as maintaining the proper stance preparing to return. Junior, Amanda Peck awaits the serve in ready position.

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February 2, 2015
During the changeover, Abele receives advice from her coach Michael Teets.  He motivates her to finish the match strong while she hydrates herself.

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February 2, 2015
Changing the score for a singles match, junior Alexandra Abele , moves the tennis ball to number three on the score card, signaling the end of the 5th game.  This is a task that either team could take responsibility for after every odd numbered game.

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February 2, 2015
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