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Aliyah Ahmad

Aliyah Ahmad, Photographer

Aliyah Ahmad plans to spend her senior year as an Accolade photographer in the 2020-2021 school year. She wants to contribute to the newspaper with her great photography skills and has an active role in the school with various activities like clubs and AP classes. When Ahmad isn't taking Accolade photos, you can find her running on the track, pursuing her passion for painting or making her friends laugh.

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Sunny Hills football players kneel while listening to head coach Peter Karavedas' postgame speech. Karavedas' boys combined for eight touchdowns in the dominating victory.

[Photo] Football rolls past Fountain Valley 56-14 in first game back since championship season

March 13, 2021

Sunny Hills football players kneel while listening to head coach Peter Karavedas' postgame speech. Karavedas' boys combined for eight touchdowns in the dominating victory.

Sunny Hills girls water polo utility player senior Sydney Sereg fights off two Fullerton Union High School defenders while winding up to shoot the ball during a Wednesday, March 3, home game. Sereg scored 10 of the 19 points against the Tribe during the Lady Lancers’ season debut.

[Photo] Girls water polo dominates Fullerton 19-5 in season debut

March 4, 2021

Sunny Hills girls water polo utility player senior Sydney Sereg fights off two Fullerton Union High School defenders while winding up to shoot the ball during a Wednesday, March 3, home game. Sereg scored...

Girls basketball shooting guard junior Faith Hong gears up for a shot during a Dec. 9 practice on the SH outdoor sports courts. Tryouts for the girls basketball team are set to be held Thursday, Feb. 25, from  4-5 p.m. on the outdoor sports courts.

[Photo] Girls basketball tryouts slated for Thursday after school on the sport courts

February 22, 2021

Girls basketball shooting guard junior Faith Hong gears up for a shot during a Dec. 9 practice on the SH outdoor sports courts. Tryouts for the girls basketball team are set to be held Thursday, Feb. 25,...

Junior cross country runner Zachary Gomez runs down the last stretch of his 3-mile run. The junior finished 3rd overall with a time of 17:31.

[Photo] And they’re off: First official Sunny Hills sports event during the coronavirus pandemic ends with Lancers boys cross country team defeating Buena Park

February 4, 2021

Junior cross country runner Zachary Gomez runs down the last stretch of his 3-mile run. The junior finished 3rd overall with a time of 17:31.

When hybrid learning resumes for the first time this year on Feb. 16, students will once again be required to enter the Sunny Hills campus through the area between the 20s wing and the administration building so they can have their temperatures scanned. This is what happened when hybrid learning started Nov. 2 as assistant principal John Oldenburg (right) directed one of the students to the next station to get her wristband for the day.

[Photo] Trustees agree to reopen FJUHSD schools for first time this year on Feb. 16 during a nearly three-hour emergency meeting Tuesday full of verbal jabs from parents, teachers as well as board members

February 4, 2021

When hybrid learning resumes for the first time this year on Feb. 16, students will once again be required to enter the Sunny Hills campus through the area between the 20s wing and the administration building...

Before Fullerton Joint Union High School District campuses reopen for the hybrid leaning model Feb. 16, administrators and staff will revisit the health and safety protocols to ensure that all who arrive for instruction will abide by them. During past board meetings, some have expressed concerns over whether students were being reminded to remain six feet apart at all times like these Sunny Hills students were trying to do Nov. 5, three days after hybrid learning first started.

[Photo] Trustees agree to reopen FJUHSD schools for first time this year on Feb. 16 during a nearly three-hour emergency meeting Tuesday full of verbal jabs from parents, teachers as well as board members

February 4, 2021

Before Fullerton Joint Union High School District campuses reopen for the hybrid leaning model Feb. 16, administrators and staff will revisit the health and safety protocols to ensure that all who arrive...

Center defensive midfielder junior Michael Franco guides the soccer ball during practice on the practice field on Dec. 8.

[Photo] 'Fall' sports postponed, boys volleyball moved

December 15, 2020

Center defensive midfielder junior Michael Franco guides the soccer ball during practice on the practice field on Dec. 8.

Assistant principal Hilda Arredondo hands an orange wristband to a student before first period on Nov. 2.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Students wrap up first week back on campus

November 7, 2020

Assistant principal Hilda Arredondo hands an orange wristband to a student before first period on Nov. 2.

Senior Benicio Tristan uses his chromebook on the tables next to the cafeteria while following COVID-19 health guidelines on Nov. 5 during break, which comes after third period in the new hybrid learning schedule.

[Photo] Students, staff adapt to new hybrid learning schedule with shorter class periods, longer gap before break for those with a zero period

November 17, 2020

Senior Benicio Tristan uses his chromebook on the tables next to the cafeteria while following COVID-19 health guidelines on Nov. 5 during break, which comes after third period in the new hybrid learning...

Sunny Hills staff and custodial crew have placed stickers throughout walkways and walls to remind students returning to school when it opens Monday to social distance, sanitize their hands and keep their masks on.

[Photo] Students, parents and teachers clash on effectiveness of school opening, safety plan

November 1, 2020

Sunny Hills staff and custodial crew have placed stickers throughout walkways and walls to remind students returning to school when it opens Monday to social distance, sanitize their hands and keep their...

The Winston the Lancer statue sits above the touch-free sanitizing unit placed in the main office in Room 3. Custodians have placed one touch-free sanitizing unit identical to this one in every single classroom for students to utilize as they enter or leave.

[Photo] Expect to see Safety Hills when hybrid learning starts Nov. 2

October 27, 2020

The Winston the Lancer statue sits above the touch-free sanitizing unit placed in the main office in Room 3. Custodians have placed one touch-free sanitizing unit identical to this one in every single...

Currently being housed in Room 20, the two thermal cameras will be moved under the overhang at the entrance to the main hallway to Sunny Hills Nov. 2, when students and staff will be allowed to return to campus for live classroom instruction as part of the hybrid learning model. The Fullerton Joint Union High School District paid $15,000 for each camera, which will be used to help school officials to easily check the temperatures of students as they arrive on campus.

[Photo] Nov. 2 reopening of school: Two thermal cameras at $15,000 each among equipment to ensure COVID-19 health and safety for students, staff

October 20, 2020

Currently being housed in Room 20, the two thermal cameras will be moved under the overhang at the entrance to the main hallway to Sunny Hills Nov. 2, when students and staff will be allowed to return...

Senior Meagan Kimbrell takes out her collection of 30 masks that she has bought either from Amazon or Target since the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March. Though Kimbrell does not plan to return to campus Nov. 2 for hybrid learning, she still values mask fashion and will continue to promote her new finds on social media.

[Photo] Unmasking a fashion trend: COVID-19 coverings lead to Lancers’ collection for trendy, stylish wardrobe for going out

October 19, 2020

Senior Meagan Kimbrell takes out her collection of 30 masks that she has bought either from Amazon or Target since the COVID-19 pandemic in mid-March. Though Kimbrell does not plan to return to campus...

Ash and smog fills the northern horizon as a consequence of the El Dorado wildfires on Sept. 11 in Buena Park.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Wildfire aftermath

September 30, 2020

Ash and smog fills the northern horizon as a consequence of the El Dorado wildfires on Sept. 11 in Buena Park.

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