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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Giselle Suastegui

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor

Serving her first year on staff, senior Giselle Suastegui is excited to take on her role as co-feature editor for The Accolade alongside her colleague Alexxa Berumen. After finally being able to take Journalism 1 her junior year, she hopes to navigate the newspaper voyage and aims to grow, not only as a writer but as a person, as she balances rigorous courses and takes on new responsibilities this year.

When not working for The Accolade, you can find her leading other school clubs, watching Netflix or hanging out with friends.

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Junior Brian Lemus gets ready to hit a forehand at a practice on March 3 at Sunny Hills.

BOYS TENNIS PREVIEW: Lancers aim for ‘three-peat’ Freeway League title

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor March 13, 2023

Coach: Chris Ghareebo (head coach)  Top Returning Players: Richard Lu (10), Nevin McCann (11), Owen Taylor (12), Calvin Yoo (11) Last Season: The boys tennis team finished the 2021-2022 season with...

Before prom comes around again on April 15, seniors will have a chance to vote for their king and queen. Last year, seniors Patrick Jimenez (left) and Abby Hahm took the honors.

PROM SEASON: scheduled for April 15, the last formal dance of the school year has been reserved at an undisclosed location in Orange County

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor March 9, 2023

With prom more than a month away, the Associated Student Body [ASB] plans to release its first teaser video promoting the annual event at the March 10 spring sports and election assembly, ASB officials...

An artists rendition of the path in a college admission race between a privileged and unprivileged student.

A fair shot: affirmative action helps marginalized groups succeed

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor January 17, 2023

You are on your way home after a long day at school. You think back at how you did not understand the math lesson today, but you know you will be fine. Your private tutor can explain it to you. You...

Learning from experience: student teaching cultivates better teachers

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor October 26, 2022

“Good morning, class.” That was the greeting I had grown accustomed to three years ago whenever I walked into my freshman World History class. Yet this time, in February, a fresh, new tone welcomed...

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...

Quest’Bridges’ my pathway into higher education

Quest’Bridges’ my pathway into higher education

Giselle Suastegui, Feature Editor September 15, 2022

Yale.  Stanford.  Princeton.  As I sat down in my counselor’s room in February of my junior year reading the list of  schools involved with this program I have never heard about, my jaw...

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