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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

At the California Dance Classics competition in Downey, then-sophomore David Burn performs a ballet routine in which he received an honorable mention for on March 4, 2019.

Orange County Register recognizes senior David Burn for a top dancer award

Grace Min May 20, 2022

Entering a female-dominated field as a boy, senior David Burn faced rude remarks and ignorant stereotypes at a young age. “I definitely hid [being a dancer] a lot more when I was in elementary school...

Writers Alliance president sophomore Binny Park (left) discusses possible names for their literary magazine with sophomores Hannah Choi (middle) and Chloe Chun during a lunch meeting May 9.

Teen writers aim to get first literary magazine printed

Susie Kim May 18, 2022

Summer of 1983. That was the last time Sunny Hills students produced a magazine featuring literary and long form journalism pieces. Sold for $1 per issue, the Excalibur came out once per season and...

Senior Patrick Jimenez (left) uses his fingers to show the first letter for win as he greets senior Abby Hahm after the two were announced as prom king and queen, respectively, during the April 9 event held at Fullerton Airport.

The King and I

May 18, 2022

Newly hired math teacher David Rogers lectures students on an angle of elevation problem displayed on the board on April 14.

Welcome to Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood

Nathan Lee May 3, 2022

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood / A beautiful day for a neighbor. This familiar tune resurfaced among many of new math teacher David Rogers’s current and former students. “Everywhere...

Wordle, the once-a-day-game, interests Sunny Hills students and teachers as the game brightens their day.

‘Simple, clear, fun and free’: Clues offered for how Wordle puzzle game has become a hit nationwide

Jaimie Chun March 18, 2022

For some like sophomore Maximiliano Soto, it’s the allure of beating someone else out to solve a puzzle. “You get a slight ego boost, so you feel good and get that sense of accomplishment,” Soto...

 Senior Aidan Wong works on sharpening his Dutch skills through the Duolingo website on his Chromebook at the lunch tables near the 90s building on Feb. 23.

IB senior uses Duolingo to learn languages

Rachel Yun March 16, 2022

“Hallo mijn naam is Aidan.” Translated to English from Dutch, this would read, “Hello, my name is Aidan.” Senior Aidan Wong said he first started learning this European language in March...

A screenshot of the page that students who fill out the pre-session questionnaire will look at as they wait to be connected with their tutor.

Tutor.com website offers help 24/7 for students in all subjects

Jaimie Chun March 15, 2022

Junior Sierra Chavez had to memorize the definitions of what seemed like an endless list of terms for Advanced Placement [AP] Language and Composition teacher Teresa McCarty’s 100-words vocabulary test...

Video production senior Daniel Johnson (left) and junior Sasha Flores (right) live stream the football game against El Modena on Sept. 3 at Buena Park High School.

Zooming in on the behind-the-scenes of video production

Yeihn Lee February 20, 2022

In his first year as a teacher at Sunny Hills, Daniel Flores has already elevated the level of video production of campus events. Flores, the new instructor for the Regional Occupation Program’s video...

Newly hired College and Career guidance technician Genesis Perez organizes paperwork containing information about the PSAT on her rotating display in Room 2. Perez welcomes all students to visit her office anytime to look for information about post-high school and college opportunities.

New College and Career Center tech has multifaceted, educational background

Susie Kim February 15, 2022

Genesis Perez recalled the importance of joining her campus’s band at Anaheim High School, where she graduated in 2007. “The teamwork and collaboration I learned from band is important not only...

Senior Andi Elisaldez (left) and AVID coordinator Jennifer Papageorge show off the AVID Senior Standout Award certificate.

AVID Senior Standout reflects on her recognition

Irene Sheen February 8, 2022

Time is of the essence, and for senior Andi Elisaldez, this was all the more true.  During her college admissions process, Elisaldez had one more concern aside from academics and extracurriculars.  “The...

During new teacher Daniel Flores’ fourth period Video Production class in Room 136, junior Rylee Ortiz (left) plays a quick game of Pac-Man before the bell rings on Friday, Jan. 21. Flores arcade game is among the items he set up as part of the January theme about pop culture.

From ‘The Wizard of Oz’ movie props to the 1980s Pac-Man arcade game, new video production teacher impresses his students with themed classroom decorations

Jaimie Chun January 20, 2022

As students walked into the first day of their Regional Occupation Program [ROP] Video Production class in August, they literally entered into a whole new world. Movie posters featuring early 20th century...

Ag teacher feature

New agriculture teacher aims to continue with traditional events like ‘Kiss the Cow’ while helping students grow as leaders

Esther Oh January 19, 2022

Shannon Deskin grew up in South Orange County with parents who owned such pets as cats, dogs, horses, snakes, lizards and geckos. “We always had animals,” Deskin said of her childhood Mission Viejo...

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