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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

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association posted this announcement in its Twitter feed Dec. 14, recognizing The Accolade as a Crown finalist. In the post, it features the newspapers April 30 issue cover titled, Stop Asian Hate.

The Accolade nominated for Columbia Scholastic Press Association national journalism award for a third time

Divya Bharadwaj January 18, 2022

The third time could be the charm for The Accolade school newspaper when it comes to the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Crown [CSPA] awards program, which recognizes excellence in journalism...

Two Sunny Hills students pass out information about the school’s Engineering Pathways to Innovation and Change during the January 2018 Open House in the gym. With a surge over winter break in Omicron variant cases in Orange County, district officials have decided to cancel the Thursday, Jan. 6, Open House – the first in-person one since January 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic hit in March of that same year.

Surge in Omicron COVID-19 variant cases prompt district officials to impose new health and safety protocols, canceling this month’s Open House, sports team dinners and banquets

Jaimie Chun January 6, 2022

This story was updated on Jan. 7 to reflect new information from school officials and coaches as well as  the number of positive COVID-19 cases among Sunny Hills students based on the school district's...

This is a screenshot from the Fullerton College website, which shows all classes available for students in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District to enroll in the Dual Enrollment Program. Sunny Hills students interested in the program can sign up for Counseling 104, which is available next semester.

SH seniors planning to attend Fullerton College can register in the dual enrollment program to start their college career in high school

Divya Bharadwaj December 15, 2021

Sunny Hills students interested in getting a head start in their course units at Fullerton College can take one class that’s being billed as a “Dual Enrollment” option, school officials said. The...

Principal Allen Whitten takes the podium to welcome visitors to this year’s Back to School Night on Aug. 31. Starting next semester, Whitten will take on a newly created position in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District as the director of Student Services.

After seven years guiding Sunny Hills, principal Allen Whitten gets promotion to new position in the district as director of Student Support Services

Jaimie Chun December 8, 2021

After serving as principal here for seven years since 2014, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] has promoted Allen Whitten to a new position as the FJUHSD’s director of Student Support...

ASB student decorates the Christmas tree in the quad as a part of the 2016 holiday decorations. The annual quad decorations will return this year on Dec. 13.

Holiday quad decorations to return Dec. 13

Kayla Martinez December 7, 2021

For the first time since 2019, the Associated Student Body [ASB] will resume its annual tradition of decorating the quad with such items as ornaments and an inflatable snowman Dec. 13 to kick off final...

Junior Saahil Kakaria tutors junior Dennise Cruz in chemistry on Thursday in Room 66 for the new Level Up Tutoring program.

Level‌ ‌Up‌ ‌Tutoring‌ ‌offers‌ ‌students‌ ‌free‌ ‌aid‌ ‌in‌ ‌all‌ ‌school‌ ‌subjects‌

Seowon Han December 2, 2021

A new after-school, peer tutoring program that offers help in all subject areas has served more than 30 students since its inception earlier this month, school officials said. “We recognized that...

For the first time in two years, seniors will be able to have their annual Grad Nite at Disneyland and California Adventure on June 1. Tickets went on sale Nov. 29 and will be available until March 1.

PTSA to hold Grad Nite at Disneyland for the first time since 2019

Chloe Chun November 30, 2021

After Disney Resorts had canceled Grad Nite at Anaheim’s Disneyland and California Adventure for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials at the Happiest Place on Earth have...

Dance Production senior David Burn (left) practices his routine Monday, Nov. 15, after school in Room 130 with math teacher Cristian Bueno and junior Amber Reuter to prepare for the 10th anniversary of Dancing With the Staff. Tickets for the Dec. 9-10 event will go on sale Dec. 2.

PAC to hold Dancing With the Staff for the first time since renovation

Aiden Park November 29, 2021

After a two-year absence from having the traditional Dancing With the Staff [DWTS] in the Performing Arts Center [PAC], the event will return to the newly renovated building for its 10-year anniversary...

Some Class of 1968 members return to their alma mater to check out the modernized look of the campus, including the giant “S” and “H” in the center of the quad stage. The group of five alumni plan to host a fundraiser starting on Dec. 1 with the hopes of donating benches for students around the campus.

Paying it forward – Class of 1968 organizes email fundraiser among alma mater with proceeds going back to Sunny Hills for campus needs

Susie Kim November 17, 2021

The Class of 1968’s reunion committee decided to organize a fundraiser from Dec. 1-July 9 with all proceeds going to Sunny Hills for school officials to spend on campus needs, said some of its members...

Saturday school begins for the first time since March 2020 during the first week of October in Room 83 for students with unexcused absences or excessive tardies.

Officials re-institute Saturday school — emphasis on value of attending classes

Susie Kim November 4, 2021

For the first time since the COVID-19 campus lockdown in March 2020, school officials have restarted this month in two rooms on campus Saturday school, a consequence given to students with attendance issues.  “Saturday...

A screenshot of the National Scholastic Press Associations list of high school newspaper Pacemaker finalists with the first one representing California journalism programs being Sunny Hills The Accolade.

The Accolade newspaper PDF issues from 2020-2021 tapped national Pacemaker finalist – only journalism program in Orange County given such an honor

Jaimie Chun October 30, 2021

For the first time since 2013, The Accolade has been named a national Pacemaker award finalist based on issues evaluated from the 2020-2021 school year. “This particular recognition has eluded us...

Themed Drift, the last stag the Associated Student Body [ASB] worked on was in March 2020 — a week before the pandemic hit. The ASB hopes to reboot it next month.

Stag dances postponed to possibly November

Minjeong Kim October 29, 2021

With the homecoming dance over, students will have to wait only another month or more to attend their next social event, Associate Student Body [ASB] officials said. But like with the Oct. 16 event,...

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