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The Accolade

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The Accolade

Senior Lindsey Kang (left) shares a special moment with her father after being crowned homecoming queen during halftime of the Friday, Sept. 30, football game between Sunny Hills and Fullerton at Buena Park High School stadium.

ASB vice president crowned homecoming queen

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2022

Senior Lindsey Kang, the Associated Student Body vice president, was named homecoming queen Friday, Sept. 30, during halftime of the Sunny Hills football team’s Freeway League home opener against Fullerton...

Passing rate averages for Advanced Placement [AP] exams from the 2021-2022 school year show an 8% increase compared with the previous school year and 1% below 2020’s highest rate over the past five years. The College Board views a 3 or higher as passing for its AP tests.

2022 Sunny Hills Advanced Placement exams yield higher passing rate averages despite fewer students taking them

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor September 27, 2022

After returning to a full, in-person Advanced Placement testing environment for the first time in three years, the number of Sunny Hills students who passed with a 3 or higher improved 8% compared to the...

Juniors, assigned Kevin the Minion from “Despicable Me,” huddle together to celebrate their victory after surviving the final round of musical chairs in the quad Sept. 8.

Juniors bring home first win with ‘Battle of the Classes’ debut

Kayla Martinez, Staff Reporter September 21, 2022

After at least 16 rounds of playing musical chairs in the quad, the last student standing during lunch Sept. 8 was an 11th-grader, securing the first victory of the school year for the juniors as part...

Agriculture students and recent SH graduates hold up their red, blue and green ribbons to commemorate their success at this summer’s Orange County Fair livestock competition.

SH agriculture program wins 21 awards at summer Orange County Fair livestock competition

Chloe Chun, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor September 20, 2022

The Sunny Hills agriculture program won 21 awards in various categories ranging from pig to rabbit showmanship at the annual Orange County Fair livestock competition over the summer. “The students...

Class of 2022 senior Savannah Thul looks at the Sunny Hills crowd after the Associated Student Body named her homecoming queen during the football game at Buena Park High School stadium Oct. 15, 2021.

Homecoming scheduled for Oct. 1 in the quad, following positive feedback last year

Stacy Kim, Staff Reporter September 19, 2022

Based on popular demand, the Oct. 1 homecoming dance will take place in the quad, similar to the 2021 social that drew an estimated 1,260 students, Associated Student Body [ASB]  event organizers said. “We...

Freshmen and Link Crew leaders participate in a group stretch at the annual freshman orientation held Aug. 9 for the incoming Class of 2026. According to school officials, the 615 incoming ninth-graders come close to the 650 enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year.

Sunny Hills enrollment of 2,433 – with the help of 615 freshmen – continues to increase for a fifth straight year

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2022

Despite declines in state, county and district enrollment in public schools, Sunny Hills has continued to increase its student population for a fifth straight year – a majority of students coming from...

On the first day of school, students make their way through the 80s building hallway during lunch, which occurs before break because of the new bell schedule. To meet a recently passed state law, all public high schools starting this school year have to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. – zero period exempted.

New bell schedule results so far? More students awake in classes; more time for ASB, club activities during an earlier lunch start

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor August 30, 2022

On the first day of school back on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year, students and faculty members expressed conflicting opinions regarding the school’s newly adjusted bell schedule. “Anytime...

Principal Craig Weinreich, left, accepts the giant check for $9,500 from Class of 1968 reunion committee board members, Brad Rawlins and Pat Hartunian Simonian, on July 9 outside alumna Kathy Nelson Zibulsky ’s home in Fullerton. The 54th-year reunion was held there as well.

Giant check from SH Class of 1968 means nearly $10,000 to go toward campus improvements

Alexxa Berumen, Feature Editor August 30, 2022

$9,500. That’s how much members of a Sunny Hills Class of 1968 54th-year reunion committee raised as their way of showing appreciation for their alma mater. And to top it off, they presented principal...

Associated Student Body’s posters line the walls of the gym as students cheer for Dance Production performers during the Aug. 20, 2021, Welcome Back assembly. This year’s version will take place Friday, Aug. 19, during a double third period assembly instead of the traditional second period one because of the new bell schedule.

Teacher tortilla challenge among the highlights of Friday’s Welcome Back assembly, to be held for the first time during third period

Euree Kim, Staff Reporter August 18, 2022

While this will be the freshman class’ first high school assembly in the gym on Friday, Aug. 19, sophomores and upperclassmen returning to Sunny Hills will also get to experience a first of sorts. Instead...

For the 2022-2023 school year, Peter Karavedas makes the move from social science teacher and former head football coach to an assistant principal at Sunny Hills.

CALLING AN AUDIBLE: Ex-football head coach/social science teacher starts 2022-2023 school year as SH’s new assistant principal

Susie Kim, News Editor August 14, 2022

This is the first of a series of feature profiles of new, full-time teachers or administrators at Sunny Hills High School for the 2022-2023 school year. Subsequent stories will be posted soon in the Feature...

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, Copy Editor 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, Opinion Editor 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...

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