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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Senior Sarah Aurelio stands as one of the 39 valedictorians in the Class of 2024. Continuing her academic journey at USC Aurelio will major in communications.

CLASS OF 2024 VALEDICTORIAN Q&A: Sarah Aurelio

Katelyn Ahn, Cub Reporter May 21, 2024

The Class of 2024 produced 39 valedictorians, and The Accolade interviewed each to reflect on their high school journeys and thoughts. This is the second full version of the Q&A, of which the preview...

Graduating at the top of her class, senior Radiyah Ahmed commits to University of California, San Diego, to major in international business.

CLASS OF 2024 VALEDICTORIAN Q&A: Radiyah Ahmed

Katelyn Ahn, Cub Reporter May 21, 2024

The Class of 2024 produced 39 valedictorians, and The Accolade interviewed each to reflect on their high school journeys and thoughts. This is the first full version of the Q&A, of which the preview...

Junior Ethan Tam (left) and world language Chinese teacher Soon-Ya Gordon hold Gordon’s national Educator of Distinction award on Tuesday, Feb. 20, during lunch in her classroom, Room 36. The award is named after Claes Nobel, a grand nephew of Alfred Bernard Nobel — founder of the Nobel Peace Prize — and co-founder of the National Society of High School Scholars.

Veteran world language teacher earns national recognition with a different type of Nobel prize

Kevin Lee, Staff Reporter April 19, 2024

Two decades. That’s four U.S. presidents in that time frame. Ten Winter and Summer Olympics have been held in such countries as Japan, China, Italy and Greece. And 15 total solar eclipses have...

Student board representative senior Kathleen Sweeney shares updates about each campus at the Feb. 6 Fullerton Joint Union High School District board meeting.

THE STUDENT VOICE: Senior steps into new role on the school board mid-year

Julie Jung, Staff Reporter April 5, 2024

When senior Kathleen Sweeney was first sworn in to become the new student representative on the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] board of trustees Dec. 12, she had just finished her...

An unknown firefighter removes vertical ventilation on a structure to clear smoke and superheated gases. He does this to help occupants escape the blaze and allow other first responders to enter the structure to extinguish the conflagration.

Can a Pikachu sticker violate safety codes?

Kevin Lee, Staff Reporter April 5, 2024

When Jose Alarcon visits Sunny Hills classrooms and offices, he usually comes in dress shoes, jeans and a T-shirt. Accompanied by head custodian Andres Alvardo, the nearly six-foot-tall official may...

Student teacher CJ Quion begins his presentation on the Russian Revolution on Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, during Period 4 in Room 55.

Despite being hard of hearing, student teacher assures students he is listening

Jaimie Chun, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

World history student teacher Christian James Quion, who also goes by C.J., has a well-nurtured comical sense. From witticism on Gen Z slang to chucklesome play-on-words about singing swords, Quion’s...

With a guitar in hand, junior Hochang Lee leads his new club, The Blessing, in worship songs to God on Wednesday, March 13, in Room 97. Even though the songs are in English, Lee – the club’s founder and president – hopes to differentiate The Blessing from the Hallelujah Club in providing a place where Korean-speakers would feel more comfortable.

CLUB CORNER: Christian-based group aims to reach out to Korean-speaking believers

Jiseong Yoo and Kevin Lee March 27, 2024

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Associated Student Body has approved 29 new clubs, this being the last one being featured in alphabetical order. For the previous ones that have already been posted,...

Black Student Union [BSU] president freshman Ava Brown (center) takes a selfie with her older sister, junior Marli Brown (right) during the 25th annual Black College Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, Feb. 10. The two went there to learn more about the history of these institutions.

CLUB CORNER: Black Student Union returns to campus; aims to educate students on African-American history

Ashley Kang, Cub Reporter March 27, 2024

First Black American to host a television show, Nat King Cole. First Black person to win an Oscar, Hattie McDaniel. First Black teenager to refuse to give up her seat on a bus, 15-year-old Claudette...

Sophomore Alexis Lee (right) holds up a checkered blouse at the Thrifting Club’s clothing swap on Friday, Dec. 8, in Room 74. The club holds swapping events every 2-3 weeks.

CLUB CORNER: Thrifting community promotes safe — not fast — fashion

Soojin Cho, Cub Reporter March 26, 2024

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Associated Student Body has approved 29 new clubs. The Accolade's cub reporters from the beginning journalism class will report on each new group in alphabetical order....

The Puente Hills Blind Thrust Complex consists of at least three segments. The Coyote Hills segment runs almost directly under Sunny Hills.

WHAT LIES BENEATH: After the Dec. 4, 3.3 magnitude earthquake with the epicenter near Fullerton, The Accolade investigates whether a fault line runs under Sunny Hills

Christine Yoo, Sports Editor March 26, 2024

A few minutes before the nearby Fullerton earthquake on Dec. 4, 2023, sophomore Rhea Ji was sitting at her desk, solving problems on a printed worksheet for her Chemistry Lab event at an upcoming Science...

Teens2Tots co-presidents sophomores Danielle Kim (left) and Francess Pak show the official Teens2Tots website on their devices in Room 92 on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

CLUB CORNER: Teens2Tots members help younger students develop academically

Aashna Dialani and Caroline Shin February 29, 2024

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Associated Student Body has approved 29 new clubs. The Accolade's cub reporters from the beginning journalism class will report on each new group in alphabetical order....

Sister Support co-presidents juniors Erin Park (left) and Hanna Park sort through on Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Sunny Hills Lyceum paper decorated notes from club member to be donated to nursing and retirement homes.

CLUB CORNER: Sister Support distributes packages to women in need

Evina Lee, Cub Reporter February 29, 2024

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Associated Student Body has approved 29 new clubs. The Accolade‘s cub reporters from the beginning journalism class will report on each new group in alphabetical...

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