• 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

Tori Swart

Tori Swart, Broadcast Editor-In-Chief

Hello! I am a senior and I am the executive director for WAVES, The Leaf’s broadcast program. I would generally describe myself as a doer- when there is an idea that can be put into effect or a job to be done, I work extremely hard in order to see it completed. I did not join journalism merely for the work, however, I joined because stories are my passion. That is one of the reasons why I love working with video- I can experience how a story can be put together, and I have the privilege to get to know another person. The people are really what it is all about. Another passion of mine is sports. This year, I am participating in the cross country team in the fall, the indoor track team in the winter and the outdoor track team in the spring. My specialty event is pole vault, in which I hope to continue competing in college. I am extremely excited for this upcoming year, both for the journalism class and for my senior year in general. New opportunities will appear, new people will become new friends and new stories will unfold. My past work can be seen here.

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Tickets on Sale

April 20, 2015
High school runners combine with junior high runners for warm-up drills directed by coach Richard Shomo. The seventh and eighth graders had the opportunity to watch the top high school athletes compete in their events, while the high schoolers had the opportunity to connect with the younger runners. The Showcase will continue as an annual event.

Joining forces

March 27, 2015
Sophomore Joshua Glauser sprints the open 400 meter dash. He heard that he qualified for the State Championships in the event on the Wednesday before the competition.
   “I wasn’t even thinking about qualifying in the 400 when I ran it at the University of Findlay, just being in the top 35. I was in chemistry class when I got a text from my mom saying that I had made it. I was genuinely shocked,” Glauser said.

Making tracks

March 12, 2015

Journey to the Unknown

February 23, 2015

History comes to life

January 29, 2015
Sophomore Mason Taylor examines a newspaper article as FBI agent Carl Hanratty. His coworkers, Agents Cod and Branton, are played by senior Jennifer Adamec and junior Mitchell Singstock. The two, along with junior Graham Lutes as Agent Dollar, provide some of the comic relief within the FBI agency, giving snarky comments and sarcastic jokes in response to Hanratty’s investigative efforts.

Dealt a ratty hand

January 28, 2015

Memories in Orange

January 23, 2015
Senior Paul Philips acts as Mereb in the 2014 spring musical, “Aida.” In the show, Mereb is a good friend of the main character, Nubian princess Aida. Philips says that his role in the show increased his confidence and helped him decide to major in musical theater in college.
Photo courtesy of McDaniel’s Photography

Catch-y cons

January 22, 2015
Sophomore Cagla Akcadag and other cast members rehearse Competition Piece. Akcadag plays a crazed judge in the midst of many regular people, who in Check Please- Take Three she plays a normal girl in the middle of many crazy blind date characters.
“Thankfully we’re alternating with Anderson in performing our shows, because I don’t think I could switch in between the perspectives of my characters quick enough to perform them one after the other. My parts are so different,” Akcadag said.
Photo by: Tori Swart

Comedy Central

December 5, 2014
Activity Fair

Activity Fair

November 25, 2014
Spirit Day

[Video] Spirit Day

November 25, 2014

Fight Song Fridays

October 21, 2014
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