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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

Students enjoy their break at the quad on May 4. After a school year in which lunch came before break, school officials have decided to return to the 2021-2022 bell schedule.

TIME FOR CHANGE: First-year bell schedule of lunch before break gets the ax for 2023-2024

Faith Jung, Social Media Manager May 30, 2023

Sunny Hills was the only campus in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] this school year that featured a bell schedule in which the 30-minute lunch period came before a 15-minute break. When...

Newspaper managing editor junior Jaimie Chun holds up on Monday, April 24, her Superior certificate and medal, which she earned from  competing in the Student Media Contest sponsored by the Journalism Education Association. The national writeoff competition was held Friday, April 21, at a journalism convention in San Francisco.

The Accolade makes Top 5 again for Best of Show contest at national convention in San Francisco

Dareen Hagekhalil, Cub Reporter May 16, 2023

Cracking the Top 5. That’s what The Accolade staff succeeded in doing for a second time under the guidance of adviser Tommy Li at a national convention Best of Show contest. During a Saturday,...

Senior Dylan Tran and two other Art Club members paint a black backdrop over a pencil sketch after school Tuesday, April 18, near the Lyceum entrance for the new mental health mural.

‘YOU MATTER’ GOES MURAL: Art club gets $150 to paint wellness-themed mural near library entrance

Dareen Hagekhalil, Cub Reporter May 12, 2023

Using $150 from the Parent Teacher Student Association [PTSA] to pay for supplies, the Art Club completed Monday, May 1, a mural on the elevator wall near the library entrance. “I’m really grateful...

Senior Kier Regoso (left) holds up his camera to record two Chinese Club members to lip sync to a part of Donny Osmonds Ill Make a Man Out of You on Friday, April 7, outside the gym.

SH GOES DUBBING: Video production students coordinate their first lip dub video in decades, fostering school spirit

Angelina Jeong, Cub Reporter May 1, 2023

It all started at 9:30 a.m.  Students had a day off from school on Good Friday, April 7, while teachers came to campus for staff meetings and training. Nevertheless, students from 32 on-campus clubs,...

Social science teacher Christine Creel with some of her students from the Class of 2005; Creel, who retired in 2013, died Wednesday, March 26, of breast cancer, and a memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton. (All images used with permission from Robert Bradburn.)

Ex-SH teacher Christine Creel has died after battling breast cancer for 15 years; memorial service set for Saturday, April 29, in Fullerton church

Justin Pak, Copy Editor April 28, 2023

A memorial service for former Sunny Hills social science teacher Christine Creel, who died of breast cancer last month, will be held Saturday, April 29, at the First Presbyterian Church of Fullerton. Anyone...

Fullerton Joint Union High School District officials have put together an informational flyer to promote the new Ethnic Studies class to be offered for the 2023-2024 school year. Counselors who handed out registration packets to non-seniors earlier this semester included this handout for students to consider adding to their course selections.

Promotion pays off for new ethnic studies class for 2023-2024

Justin Pak, Copy Editor April 24, 2023

For the first time, school officials offered Ethnic Studies as a new social science elective during spring registration in the 2021-2022 school year. However, no one ended up signing up for it. To...

Accolade editor-in-chief senior Kate Yang checks the information sheet for the newspaper layout category while working on Adobe InDesign during the Orange County Journalism Education Association contest Saturday, March 4, at Fullerton College. The senior’s entry earned her a first-place trophy.

The Accolade wins 2 of 3 Best of Show plaques from Orange County student media contest

David Kim, Staff Reporter March 17, 2023

A tiebreaker to determine first place that went against The Accolade’s online work prevented the journalism program from sweeping the Orange County Journalism Education Association’s  [OCJEA] Best...

Class of 1968 reunion committee member Jim Gronwall adds glue Thursday, March 9, to the inspirational message plaque that will be attached to the center of the black and yellow bench underneath the “Class of 1968” engraving. The bench in front of the library and the plaque are among the nearly $10,000 in outdoor furniture that school officials purchased using money raised by the ‘68 reunion group.

‘Knowledge is power,’ ‘You haven’t failed until you stop trying’ among nine added onto new outdoor furniture to inspire students

Seowon Han, Copy Editor March 10, 2023

“Knowledge is power.” “The only dreams impossible to reach are the ones you never pursue.” “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” These are...

Principal Craig Weinreich (left) receives a plaque with an engraved inspirational quote from Sunny Hills Class of 1968 reunion committee co-chairman Brad Rawlins as a gift Thursday, March 9, during fourth period by the 30s wing. The quote reads, “Education Is The Passport To The Future Tomorrow Belongs To Those Who Prepare For Today.” Rawlins and nine other graduates from the Class of 1968 reunion committee met on the SH campus to glue nine inspirational quotes on the new benches and tables school officials had purchased through the groups $10,000 donation last summer.

FINISHING TOUCHES: Class of ‘68 reunion committee returns to campus to see new outdoor furniture funded from nearly $10,000 in donations

Susie Kim, News Editor March 10, 2023

More than a year and two months. That’s how long the Sunny Hills Class of 1968 spent fundraising and initiating campus improvements for its alma mater. Raising over $9,500 in eight months, the...

Before prom comes around again on April 15, seniors will have a chance to vote for their king and queen. Last year, seniors Patrick Jimenez (left) and Abby Hahm took the honors.

PROM SEASON: scheduled for April 15, the last formal dance of the school year has been reserved at an undisclosed location in Orange County

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor March 9, 2023

With prom more than a month away, the Associated Student Body [ASB] plans to release its first teaser video promoting the annual event at the March 10 spring sports and election assembly, ASB officials...

One of the six new benches on campus funded by the Class of 1968 reunion committee. All have school colors of yellow and black with the Lancer knight logo next to Class of 1968 in the center back section of the bench.

Class of ’68 reunion group to visit campus Thursday, March 9, to unveil special plaques for benches, tables it funded

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2023

After donating nearly $10,000 toward its alma mater for new outdoor furniture last summer, the Sunny Hills Class of 1968 reunion committee plans on visiting the campus on Thursday, March 9 to view the...

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