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Hannah Kim

Hannah Kim, Special Sections Editor

Despite being a full-time staff writer last year, senior Hannah Kim moves on to become The Accolade’s first special sections editor. After coming from her middle school’s yearbook staff, Kim has been able to utilize Photoshop and InDesign to aid in the composition of graphics and layouts. She has previously won awards in several journalism competitions, and Kim hopes her efforts may help The Accolade and its staff flourish.

When not interviewing sources, Kim can be found singing alongside her choir, practicing with her Science Olympiad team or hanging out with her friends.

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A copy of superintendent Scott Scambray's email to students in July 2020.

[Photo] Superintendent responds to students’ online sexual assault allegations, petitions for change

February 17, 2021

A copy of superintendent Scott Scambray's email to students in July 2020.

Keeping with the campus’ health and safety protocol of remaining six feet apart, principal Allen Whitten (center) leads a ceremony Thursday during break announcing Sunny Hills’ employees of the year.

[Photo] Dance teacher, guidance technician earn teacher, classified employee of the year award

February 19, 2021

Keeping with the campus’ health and safety protocol of remaining six feet apart, principal Allen Whitten (center) leads a ceremony Thursday during break announcing Sunny Hills’ employees of the year.

Then-freshman Magdalene Kho (left) and then-junior Hannah Kim take a practice Codebusters exam Feb. 14 in preparation for a Science Olympiad competition. This school year, however, all Science Olympiad exams have been moved online, thus creating problems for some test takers.

[Photo] Virtual competitions cause more stress than success for many SH student clubs

January 29, 2021

Then-freshman Magdalene Kho (left) and then-junior Hannah Kim take a practice Codebusters exam Feb. 14 in preparation for a Science Olympiad competition. This school year, however, all Science Olympiad...

Hybrid offers healthier option

November 2, 2020

As the beginning of the semester started with distance learning, online lessons and constant video chatting prove that “real” life cannot be replicated through a screen. Online learning started...

Meeting out the differences: Google’s much simplified features top Zoom

September 5, 2020

Last semester, as our school suddenly transitioned into online learning in mid-March, only two of my seven teachers frequently used Zoom as their main form of video meetings with students. Of the others,...

Baseball gear puts sport as most expensive to play

Baseball gear puts sport as most expensive to play

April 28, 2020

This story is the second of a three-part series, with the first part “What's the cheapest sport at Sunny Hills” being published on print Feb. 14. This story was originally published in print on March...

Freshman Maggie Kho (left) and junior Hannah Kim take a practice Codebusters test Feb. 14 at Kho’s house after school, working on improving their decrypting skills together on a timed-bonus question to prepare for the regional Science Olympiad competition the next day. Though the Sunny Hills team made history in being the school's first squad to advance to the Southern California state tournament, the April 4 competition was canceled a month ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Image posted with permission from Anika Madan.

April 4: Why losing the chance to compete at Science Olympiad states feels worse than not qualifying at all

April 4, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you...

Cosplaying as the anime Demon Slayer Kanao Tsuyuri, sophomore Elisa Kho sits behind her table at artists alley Jan. 19 at Anime Impulse at the Fairplex in Pomona. This was the first time that Kho took her merchandise for sale at a convention, earning an undisclosed amount of money. Photo used with permission from Elisa Kho.

Sophomore draws away from the starving artist profile, earning four-digit figure from sales of her prints, buttons, charms

March 21, 2020

The starving artist. For stereotypical Asian parents aka Tiger Moms, their child should strive to attend an Ivy League university and pursue a career in the medical field or law, oftentimes steering...

Art posted with permission from JungHyun Lee.

Coronavirus Timeline

March 17, 2020

12/31-3/3 https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-timeline.html 1/20 first case of coronavirus in the U.S. (New England Journal of Medicine) Accolade staff reporter Hannah Kim compiled this timeline....

The 20018-2019 yearbook cover titled,

2018-2019 Helios yearbook earns national recognition as a Pacemaker award finalist

February 27, 2020

After an 11-year lull, the Helios staff has been named a National Scholastic Press Association [NSPA] Pacemaker finalist for the 2018-2019 yearbook titled, “What Are You Looking For? It’s All Here.” “I...

Art by Karen Lee.

What’s the cheapest sport for SH students?

February 19, 2020

This story is the first of a three-part series, with the second part "What are the most expensive sports at Sunny Hills" being published on print March 6 and the third part "Sunny Hills athletes with custom...

In its fourth season,

The Next Frontier: Sunny Hills science teachers weigh in on future of space exploration

January 24, 2020

The first step on the moon in 1969 was a “big step for mankind,” but an even bigger step could be looming in this new decade. People could even be populating other Milky Way planets — similar...

Art by Erin Lee.

Ban on sales of vape flavors won’t stop teenagers from using e-cigs

December 11, 2019

It starts with the city, and the county is next. The City of Laguna Niguel has become the first in Orange County to ban the sales of flavored e-cigarettes. Several other municipalities — including...

Horrifying Haunt: Junior Hannah Kim celebrates her

Halloween opens doors for extreme haunted houses in Fullerton

October 23, 2019

It’s extreme, physically demanding and not for the faint of heart. The 17th Door, marketed as a haunted house, is back, and it’s scarier than ever. I visited this haunt Oct. 11 to test my limits,...

Defensive specialist senior Cambria Acheson serves against Fullerton Oct. 14 in her last home Freeway League game. Photo taken by Accolade photographer Paul Yasutake.

Girls volleyball qualifies for CIF after wins against Fullerton and Troy

October 20, 2019

The Sunny Hills girls volleyball team kicked off the final week of the Freeway League play with a dominating 3-0 victory over Fullerton High School.  “Because we had a rough [first] game with Fullerton,...

Freshmen Jack Bender, Bohdan Faulkner, Dustin Staggs and Russell Yang (from left to right) pose for a picture at their victory parade in Downtown Fullerton Aug. 22. Photo used with permission from Mason Morris.

4 SH freshmen from Junior Little League World Series championship team hope to bring success for Lancers baseball team

September 23, 2019

Four Sunny Hills freshman baseball players experienced the parade of their lives last month after being part of a Junior Little League championship team, and now they’ll turn their attention to what...

Art done by graphics editor Erin Lee.

Students who took Aug. 24 SAT discuss College Board’s new adversity score

August 27, 2019

On Aug. 27 after this story was posted, The Accolade learned that the College Board has on the same day decided to drop the adversity score report and will replace it with something called "Landscape."...

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