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Audrey Seo

Audrey Seo, Photo Editor

After her first year on staff as a writer and photographer, senior Audrey Seo now spends her time as The Accolade's newest photo editor. Seo has received multiple awards from the Journalism Education Association for her photos depicting life during the pandemic.

When Seo isn't taking pictures at a football game, you can find her listening to movie soundtracks or completing challenges on Duolingo.

All content by Audrey Seo
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.

[Photo] ASB moves to third period this fall to accommodate new bell schedule

May 16, 2022

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...

Senior Patrick Jimenez (left) uses his fingers to show the first letter for win as he greets senior Abby Hahm after the two were announced as prom king and queen, respectively, during the April 9 event held at Fullerton Airport.

[Photo] The King and I

May 18, 2022

Senior Patrick Jimenez (left) uses his fingers to show the first letter for "win" as he greets senior Abby Hahm after the two were announced as prom king and queen, respectively, during the April 9 event...

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.

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

May 10, 2022

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.

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.

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

April 28, 2022

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...

Wordle, the once-a-day-game, interests Sunny Hills students and teachers as the game brightens their day.

[Photo] ‘Simple, clear, fun and free’: Clues offered for how Wordle puzzle game has become a hit nationwide

March 18, 2022

Wordle, the once-a-day-game, interests Sunny Hills students and teachers as the game brightens their day.

 Senior Aidan Wong works on sharpening his Dutch skills through the Duolingo website on his Chromebook at the lunch tables near the 90s building on Feb. 23.

[Photo] IB senior uses Duolingo to learn languages

March 16, 2022

Senior Aidan Wong works on sharpening his Dutch skills through the Duolingo website on his Chromebook at the lunch tables near the 90s building on Feb. 23.

Sophomore Julia Bautista makes a snack purchase on March 3 from the vending machine in the quad because it was during lunch time. The dispensers are turned off during certain class times and display a message alerting students when sales are available.

[Photo] Students can now only make purchases on vending machines during certain class times

March 8, 2022

Sophomore Julia Bautista makes a snack purchase on March 3 from the vending machine in the quad because it was during lunch time. The dispensers are turned off during certain class times and display a...

Sunny Hills High School interim principal Cathy Gach works in her office on Jan. 21 in Room 4. Gach, who replaces Allen Whitten upon his promotion to the district office last month, was hired January 2014 for the same position after former SH principal Judy Fancher left mid-school year. The retired administrator officially started her first day on Jan. 5 after the Fullerton Joint Union High School District school board approved the hire during an emergency meeting.

[Photo] Here for the Interim: Cathy Gach sees spring semester principal role as ‘cheerleader’ for school

February 3, 2022

Sunny Hills High School interim principal Cathy Gach works in her office on Jan. 21 in Room 4. Gach, who replaces Allen Whitten upon his promotion to the district office last month, was hired January 2014...

Students wait in line Jan. 12 at the Roundhouse
during lunch.

[Photo] Head to Head: Would You Cut In Line To Get Food?

January 28, 2022

Students wait in line Jan. 12 at the Roundhouse during lunch.

 Junior Kylie Yang works on conditioning alongside fellow teammates during a Nov. 15 practice at the wrestling room (Room 153).

[Photo] WRESTLING MID-SEASON REPORT: With an underclassman takeover, the boys and girls teams strives to build its stamina, a key factor to its success

January 25, 2022

Junior Kylie Yang works on conditioning alongside fellow teammates during a Nov. 15 practice at the wrestling room (Room 153).

During new teacher Daniel Flores’ fourth period Video Production class in Room 136, junior Rylee Ortiz (left) plays a quick game of Pac-Man before the bell rings on Friday, Jan. 21. Flores arcade game is among the items he set up as part of the January theme about pop culture.

[Photo] From 'The Wizard of Oz' movie props to the 1980s Pac-Man arcade game, new video production teacher impresses his students with themed classroom decorations

January 20, 2022

During new teacher Daniel Flores’ fourth period Video Production class in Room 136, junior Rylee Ortiz (left) plays a quick game of Pac-Man before the bell rings on Friday, Jan. 21. Flores' arcade game...

Girls soccer defender junior Kayla Pierce gets ready to knock the ball into the netting during a Nov. 15 goal kick drill at the Sunny Hills field.

[Photo] GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW: Promoted to Division 1, the Lady Lancers aspire to become back-to-back Freeway League champions

January 18, 2022

Girls soccer defender junior Kayla Pierce gets ready to knock the ball into the netting during a Nov. 15 goal kick drill at the Sunny Hills field.

Popular, affordable makeup products, like this Epic Wear Liquid Liner, are in
short supply at the Target located in Amerige Heights Town Center.

[Photo] Out of Stock: Global supply chain shortage causes difficulties for Sunny Hills students, teachers

December 5, 2021

Popular, affordable makeup products, like this Epic Wear Liquid Liner, are in short supply at the Target located in Amerige Heights Town Center.

Social sciences teacher Greg Del Crognale explains the reason behind increased gas prices in relation to the supply chain on Dec. 3. Del Crognale is one of multiple economics teachers who commented on what they believe the source of the problem lies with the nation’s economy.

[Photo] Sunny Hills teachers ‘supply’ opinions on economic crisis

December 5, 2021

Social sciences teacher Greg Del Crognale explains the reason behind increased gas prices in relation to the supply chain on Dec. 3. Del Crognale is one of multiple economics teachers who commented on...

Bayanihan club members junior Chearriez Alvarez (left) and senior Jonah Alagao prepare for their cultural performance after school last semester in the quad.

[Photo] Korean and Filipino cultural shows to return to the Performing Arts Center later this spring unless COVID-19 positive cases spike

January 24, 2022

Bayanihan club members junior Chearriez Alvarez (left) and senior Jonah Alagao prepare for their cultural performance after school last semester in the quad.

Math teacher Kari Morita collects senior Sharon Choi’s spare change for the Minute of Hope fundraiser held by the Associated Student Body on Wednesday.

[Photo] Second-period fundraiser for Pathways of Hope collects more than $1,600

January 24, 2022

Math teacher Kari Morita collects senior Sharon Choi’s spare change for the Minute of Hope fundraiser held by the Associated Student Body on Wednesday.

Senior Joshua Maldonado shows off the shield the SH football team won after defeating Troy High School.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Fall Sports Rally

November 6, 2021

Senior Joshua Maldonado shows off the shield the SH football team won after defeating Troy High School.

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.

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

November 4, 2021

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.

Quarterback senior Max Spero runs to avoid getting tackled during the third quarter of the Oct. 15 game against the Troy Warriors at Buena Park High School Stadium. The Lancers, who were playing in their homecoming game, came away with a 22-20 win that had all the makings of a rivalry affair, especially in a wild two minutes.

[Photo] Sunny Hills football triumphs in the ‘Battle of the Nations,’ 22-20

October 21, 2021

Quarterback senior Max Spero runs to avoid getting tackled during the third quarter of the Oct. 15 game against the Troy Warriors at Buena Park High School Stadium. The Lancers, who were playing in their...

Ag teacher feature

[Photo] New agriculture teacher aims to continue with traditional events like ‘Kiss the Cow’ while helping students grow as leaders

January 19, 2022

New agriculture teacher Shannon Deskin checks on how freshman Jelani Beason, one of Deskin's fifth period Agriculture Biology students, is doing on an assignment last semester.

The newly installed Chargepoint stations allow staff to charge their EVs during school and students and other guests after school for a fee per hour of use.

[Photo] Completed $2.5 million solar panel carports installation offers student drivers 220 parking spaces, more than half of which provide shade

September 2, 2021

The newly installed Chargepoint stations allow staff to charge their EVs during school and students and other guests after school for a fee per hour of use.

New English teacher Thomas Butler goes over his goals for the beginning of the school year with his sixth period sophomore honors English class.

[Photo] Self-published author joins the English teaching ranks at Sunny Hills

September 22, 2021

New English teacher Thomas Butler goes over his goals for the beginning of the school year with his sixth period sophomore honors English class.

Senior Ashley Hoang (left) hands over her spirit wear form to senior Elaine Chu during Lancer Day on Aug. 10. The Aug. 10-released school health and safety guidelines now allow anyone on campus to be mask-free when outdoors.

[Photo] Gallery: Lancer Days 2021

August 16, 2021

Senior Ashley Hoang (left) hands over her spirit wear form to senior Elaine Chu during Lancer Day on Aug. 10. The Aug. 10-released school health and safety guidelines now allow anyone on campus to be mask-free...

Linebacker senior Carson Irons (bottom) falls down while tackling Fullerton quarterback senior Cameron Williams during the first quarter of the Lancers 31-7 win over Fullerton. Williams subbed in for starting quarterback senior Dylan Neal during several offensive series in the first quarter.

[Photo] Lancers trounce first higher-ranked opponent in Fullerton 31-7, capture City Championship for third consecutive season

April 12, 2021

Linebacker senior Carson Irons (bottom) falls down while tackling Fullerton quarterback senior Cameron Williams during the first quarter of the Lancers' 31-7 win over Fullerton. Williams subbed in for...

No. 2 singles player junior Nataljia Glavy hits a backhand during a Tuesday, March 2, match against El Dorado High School. Glavy won all three of her sets by the scores of 6-0, 7-5, 6-0, contributing to the Lady Lancers’ 73-71 victory.

[Photo] Girls tennis edges El Dorado in Tuesday’s season opener decided by 73-71 tiebreaker

March 3, 2021

No. 2 singles player junior Nataljia Glavy hits a backhand during a Tuesday, March 2, match against El Dorado High School. Glavy won all three of her sets by the scores of 6-0, 7-5, 6-0, contributing to...

The Sunny Hills campus will remain closed for live classroom instruction until at least Feb. 9 after the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees agreed during a Jan. 26 emergency meeting to defer the return of hybrid learning, citing COVID-19-related health and safety concerns.

[Photo] Siding with overwhelming number of teachers’ public comments, FJUHSD trustees agree to keep campuses closed through Feb. 8

January 27, 2021

The Sunny Hills campus will remain closed for live classroom instruction until at least Feb. 9 after the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees agreed during a Jan. 26 emergency meeting...

Signs like these were placed throughout campus to remind students to follow safety protocols.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: An empty campus

January 18, 2021

Signs like these were placed throughout campus to remind students to follow safety protocols.

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