The Leaf

Lauren Shassere
  Hi, my name is Lauren Shassere and this is my fourth and final year as part of the Sycamore Leaf Family. Being spotlight chief for this amazing award winning news magazine has taught me and continues to teach me so much about hard work and working collaboratively with others. Being Spotlight chief definitely takes me out of my comfort zone sometimes, as I have to go out in search of people's stories whom I don't know. I am a year- round athlete so writing sports articles about events I was passionate about and people whom I knew was always my go-to in years past. Putting myself in this new position took a lot of courage on my part and I could not be happier with my decision. Now I love meeting new people,hearing their stories and more than anything giving them the opportunity to be recognized. The Leaf, Spotlight and the sycamore students I meet through it have all contributed to my growth as both a writer and a person. Go Aves!


Lauren Shassere, Spotlight Chief

Jun 01, 2015
A night to remember : Prom 2015 (Story)
May 22, 2015
‘Land of the free and home of the brave …’ (Story)
May 22, 2015
Honor Flight (Story)
May 07, 2015
A strong finish to promising season (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
Chasing success one meet at a time (Story/Media)
Mar 26, 2015
Students talk spring break (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2015
Behind the starting line (Story)
Mar 07, 2015
Pom poms, unbreakable bonds (Story)
Feb 23, 2015
Keeping off freshman 15, keeping up your wallet size (Story/Media)
Feb 11, 2015
Crayons, Computers, basketball (Story/Media)
Jan 21, 2015
Winter weather brings hope of cancelation to Junior class (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Cross training a-cross the board (Story)
Jan 07, 2015
Breaking out of usual routine (Story/Media)
Dec 17, 2014
Motion toward independent fitness (Story)
Dec 15, 2014
Student reveals her adoption as blessing (Story/Media)
Dec 02, 2014
Running into season with determination (Story)
Nov 25, 2014
Reasons why you should get involved in extracurricular activities (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
Running into season with determination (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
Girls water polo scores third in state (Story)
Oct 13, 2014
Water polo game comes to shooting finish (Story)
Sep 20, 2014
Drained pool cannot drain spirits (Story)
Apr 17, 2014
New teacher encourages students to have more interest in language (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
Swimming to the finish line (Story)
Feb 17, 2014
Varsity Aves swimmers kick start their season (Story)
The student voice of Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio
Lauren Shassere