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The Accolade

Jiwoo Han

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor

Previously a staff reporter, junior Jiwoo Han looks forward to serving in his third year of The Accolade as a co-sports editor alongside Grace Min. Han wrote many sports recap stories during the past 2021-2022 school year and aspires to continue writing stories for the sports section and incorporate new, more advanced journalism methods and writing techniques into his stories and layouts as an editor.

When Han is not writing for The Accolade, he enjoys listening to and playing music, watching TV shows and procrastinating.

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International Baccalaureate coordinator and Conservatory of Fine Arts director Brian Wall speaks at the 2007 Open House.

Chatting with Mr. Wall

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor May 30, 2023

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because The Accolade had already written an article in its Feb. 3 issue about art teacher Brian Wall’s decision to retire at the end of this school year, we decided to put together a...

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association recognized Helios for its 2021-2022 yearbook titled “It’s Time. We’re Ready, Are You?” as a Crown finalist Dec. 14, 2022. The organization nominated both the yearbook program and The Accolade as Crown finalists and plans to announce the Gold Crown winners at the New York Convention March 15-17.

The Accolade, Helios recognized as finalists for national journalism award

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor February 22, 2023

Four could become The Accolade’s favorite number if it ends up earning a Gold Crown from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association [CSPA] next month at an awards ceremony in New York.  The journalism...

One of the customer favorites at dPlace is the Pescatore pasta ($16), which consists of noodles covered in seafood tomato sauce, topped with shrimp, mussels, arugula and parmesan cheese sprinkled on top upon request.

Though pricey, new Amerige Heights Town Center eatery may be ‘dPLACE’ to go for special celebrations like Valentine’s Day and graduation

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor January 20, 2023

With plates on its head, a three-tiered device the size of a toddler quietly buzzes and radiates green and violet lights as the food makes a flashy entrance. That's one of the interesting features...

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration published an online article Oct. 2, warning families of rainbow fentanyl. Distributed in bright candy-like forms, students share whether or not this drug will be an area of concern when celebrating this years Halloween.

Trick-or-Threat? Parents, students react to rainbow fentanyl and its influence on Halloween festivities

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor October 26, 2022

Recognized as the trademark of the Walt Disney Company’s first animated film — “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” — the poison apple is more than just a fictional idea, it's a generations-long...

Middle blocker senior Olivia Haptonstall gets ready to spike a ball in the Thursday, Aug. 25, home match against the Canyon Comanches. Heading into the Wednesday, Sept. 14, matchup at La Habra, the Lady Lancers have a 1-0 Freeway League record after defeating Fullerton at home on Monday, Sept. 12.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW: Lady Lancers hope to shut out all competitors, being a younger team this year

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

Coach: Amanda Donaldson (head coach), Katie Pascoe (assistant coach), Madison Rumenap (assistant coach), Elyse Yoon (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Olivia Haptonstall (12), Stacy Kim (12),...

Senior Alexander Flores (left) and junior Frank Lopez strategize for their next game after a win by the opposing team’s forfeit Feb. 28. The newly formed four-member Halo team is currently 3-2 in the High School eSports League.

Sunny Hills eSports adds Halo Infinite team to its list of five other competitive squads; its four members tout a 3-2 in the High School eSports League

Jiwoo Han , Sports Editor April 5, 2022

Following the Super Smash team, the school’s eSports program has added its sixth competitive squad this semester based on the first-person shooter game, Halo Infinite. Coached by captain and student-appointed...

Outside hitter sophomore Kayla Taylor spikes the ball to score a point against Fullerton Oct.13 in the Sunny Hills gym. Although the Lady Lancers prevailed in their last Freeway League match of the season, they were unable to qualify for CIF playoffs.

Girls volleyball triumphs over Fullerton in three straight sets to win its final match of the season

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor October 15, 2021

The Sunny Hills girls volleyball team won its final match of the season against the Fullerton Tribe (3-7) Oct. 13, at home, finishing fourth in the Freeway League with an overall 5-5 record. “We were...

Ella Ongkoputro has been named the new food service lead at Sunny Hills, where she will oversee cafeteria operations during the 2021-2022 school year in which all students are eligible for a free breakfast, lunch and take-home dinner meal.

New cafeteria supervisor has decade-long experience in food service industry

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor October 11, 2021

Coming from Indonesia to the United States after completing high school was not an easy transition for Ella Ongkoputro. “It was a struggle to learn how to do all things by myself, as my parents did...

Setter junior Jacky Woo gets ready to serve the ball against Buena Park High School’s girls volleyball team in an Oct. 5 home game that the Lady Lancers won in straight sets.

Girls volleyball shuts out Buena Park in three straight sets

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor October 7, 2021

Despite a slow start to the season, the Sunny Hills girls volleyball team won its third consecutive match, defeating the Buena Park Coyotes Tuesday, Oct. 5, at home. “We are on our way for a big...

Utility player junior Jeremy Herrera prepares to shoot the ball against La Habra High School in a Wednesday home game. Herrera scored in the Lancers’ 20-19 victory over La Habra High School in the first Freeway League game of the season.

Boys water polo edges La Habra 20-19 in season debut

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor September 29, 2021

For the first time in two years, the Sunny Hills boys water polo team defeated the La Habra Highlanders in the team’s first Freeway League home game of the season, 20-19.  “The last three years,...

A worker in the Sunny Hills cafeteria kitchen puts one of the food items for students into a grab-and-go bag Friday, Aug. 13, in preparation for the first day of school Monday, Aug. 16. The bag is among thousands that workers loaded with food for any student to pick up for free for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- the first year of universal meals that California has offered for all public school students.

Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, all Sunny Hills students are eligible to get free breakfast and lunch on campus for free as well as a take-home dinner

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor August 16, 2021

For the first time in California, all public school students including those at Sunny Hills will be eligible for free food from the cafeteria during each day while on campus starting the first day of fall...

As a country, the United States performed better than the average in reading and science and slightly below average in math.

Reading skills among the highest in the world based on 2018 test

Jiwoo Han, Sports Editor January 5, 2021

Top three worldwide in reading. Top four worldwide in science. Top eight worldwide in math. Those were among the highlights of results from a test given to a randomly selected group of 15-year-old...

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