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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

National Honor Society [NHS] adviser and English teacher Randy Oudega inspects the 61 NHS cords for seniors to wear on graduation day on Wednesday, May 18, in his classroom. The cords will be distributed on Tuesday, May 24, from his classroom during lunch, the same time when nearly 50 non-seniors will be inducted into the group.

National Honor Society to induct nearly 50 new members May 24 in first live ceremony since the 2018-2019 school year

Seowon Han May 19, 2022

For the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic in the 2018-2019 school year, the National Honor Society [NHS] will induct 48 new members during lunch on Tuesday, May 24. “Admission to the National...

The Associated Student Body’s poster promotes the theme for the school’s first stag dance May 20 — the first since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020.

After two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, stag returns to the gym May 20

Hannah Lee May 17, 2022

The Associated Student Body [ASB] plans on hosting a stag dance — the first and last one of the school year — on May 20 from 7-10 p.m. in the gym, marking the school’s first stag event since March...

Seniors Patrick Jimenez (left) and Darian Choi spring out of gift boxes to commence the Winter assembly on Dec. 12, 2021 in the gym. In addition to assemblies returning to double second format, the Associated Student Body will move to third period for the next school year, adjusting to the new bell schedule.

ASB moves to third period this fall to accommodate new bell schedule

Kate Yang May 16, 2022

To accommodate for the new 2022-2023 bell schedule that positions lunch before break, the Associated Student Body [ASB] got administrative approval to move from fifth to third period. “We generally...

Senior Aute Blackwell holds her right arm up while an American Red Cross nurse preps it before the blood draw during the Thursday, April 21, blood drive in the Lyceum.

American Red Cross club’s first blood drive in two years helps to ease nationwide blood shortage

Stacy Kim May 10, 2022

The American Red Cross [ARC] club’s first on-campus blood drive in two years nearly met its goal of collecting 75 pints from student donors, organizers said. “The blood drive had an excellent turnout,”...

New principal Craig Weinreich, who replaces Allen Whitten, has a conversation on his first day on the job with seniors Lindsay Bridges and Samantha Perez in the quad on April 13. Weinreich said he plans to continue Whitten’s policy of talking with students during break and lunch in order to be accessible with students.

Newly hired principal Craig Weinreich, who was an assistant principal here until 2019, aims to reconnect with students, staff

Jaimie Chun April 28, 2022

For some veteran faculty members at Sunny Hills, Craig Weinreich is remembered as an up-and-coming English teacher in 1999 and a social science instructor a few years later. While for boosters of the...

Officials release the 2022-2023 bell schedule via email Thursday with first period starting at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch before break?

Susie Kim April 22, 2022

The administration announced the new bell schedule to accommodate Senate Bill 328 for the 2022-2023 school year Thursday via email after school, drawing mixed reactions among students and faculty.   “I...

In an effort to raise awareness about drug abuse – especially since prom occurs this month in April – students in Friday Night Live [FNL] have organized a new contest addressing the question: “What does drug prevention mean to you?” This part of the FNL flyer shows the varying Starbucks gift card values as prizes for the top three entries.

$45 worth of Starbucks gift cards offered as prizes in new drug prevention contest

Jaimie Chun April 8, 2022

In an effort to get more students to enter its new drug prevention contest offering three Starbucks gift cards as prizes, Friday Night Live [FNL] has extended its entry deadline to Friday, April 15, club...

The Associated Student Body [ASB] hosted prom at Hanger 21 South in Fullerton on April 9. It filled the site with carnival games and carnival food for juniors, seniors and invited underclassmen.

Prom for seniors, juniors, invited underclassmen returns Saturday, April 9, at Fullerton Airport after 3-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Kate Yang April 3, 2022

Because of the waning COVID-19 pandemic, upperclassmen and invited underclassmen will for the first time in three years be able to attend a spring tradition to end the school year – the prom. But...

A screenshot of part of the virtual Crown awards presentation Friday, March 18, from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association [CSPA], which announced The Accolade as earning a Silver Crown -- the journalism programs third such award since the 2005-2006 school year. CSPA officials chose to highlight the cover of the April 30, 2021, issue with judges comments displayed to the right.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association awards The Accolade its third Silver Crown

Irene Sheen April 1, 2022

The third time didn’t end up being the charm for The Accolade journalism program as it was recognized before spring break as a Silver Crown winner by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association [CSPA]...

Member junior Thaddaeus Kiker(right) and co-captain Dahee Kim compete in the Detector Building event during the Feb. 26 online satellite Southern California Joint Regional Science Olympiad tournament. The team places sixth overall and will advance to compete at the state level April 2.

Sunny Hills Science Olympiad team advances to state tournament April 2

Alice Shin March 28, 2022

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down competitive events statewide in 2020, the Sunny Hills Science Olympiad team has advanced to the Southern California State Science Olympiad April...

Voting for Associated Student Body executive cabinet candidates will take place on Friday, March 11, through the 5-Star app. Juniors Rebecca Tualla and Ariana Choi (not pictured) are running unopposed for the positions of secretary and treasurer, respectively, while two candidates each are running for president and vice president.

Friday, March 11, ASB executive cabinet election features all-girl candidates with two running unopposed

Yeihn Lee March 10, 2022

While students will have the chance Friday, March 11, to vote for 2022-2023 Associated Student Body [ASB] executive cabinet positions, they will not see these candidates in person at an election assembly...

Sophomore Patrisha Hordista’s “Afflication” receives a third-place award in the drawing category, at the annual Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] Education Art Show. Along with the other winners, Hordista’s work will be exhibited at the FJUHSD board room on March 18.

Eight SH students win prize money from 36th annual district art show

Michelle Sheen March 3, 2022

Eight Sunny Hills students were among the 31 who won cash prizes ranging from $10-100 as part of the 36th annual Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] Education Art Show.  “I’m really...

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