The Leaf

Katie Mott
Hello! My name is Katie Mott, and I am elated to join The Leaf staff this year as a sophomore. Due to my recently discovered passion for writing, I decided to join journalism to further develop my writing skills and continue to express myself in a medium that I have begun to cherish. My passion for putting thoughts on paper began at the end of my eighth-grade year, when I won my first honorable mention for poetry, encouraging me to enter the Montgomery Woman’s Club writing contest, where I received first place awards for both the poetry and short story categories. While winning various contests is extremely rewarding, the main reason I love writing is the power of words. While the ink we put down on paper or on a screen can spread hate or violence, our words can also become advocates for change; it’s simply a matter of putting them out there for the world to see. In addition to journalism, I also participate in student council and attempt to embrace the challenges of my demanding academic schedule. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, baking, and spending time with friends and family. This year, I hope to bring to The Leaf my passion for writing to create relevant and empowering stories for all to enjoy. 


Katie Mott, Staff Writer

Nov 09, 2020
Concerts from your couch (Story)
Oct 02, 2020
Homework help at your fingertips (Story)
May 28, 2020
Book or movie? (Story/Media)
Apr 26, 2020
Cookies for kindness (Story/Media)
Apr 02, 2020
For the first time in history (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Cincinnati vs. COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
Candy upcycling (Story)
Feb 21, 2020
What’s in your bag? (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Creative Cocoa (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
To Double or Not to Double (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Eating Your Feed—Literally (Story/Media)
Nov 05, 2019
Local business thinks pink for October (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2019
Crafting culture at SHS (Story/Media)
Oct 15, 2019
Ideas for change stir after death of icy friend (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Mott wins big at local writing competition (Media)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Katie Mott