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The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Kristel Laceste

Kristel Laceste, Assistant Photo Editor

Senior Kristel Laceste has an artistic eye, which is why she chose photography as one of her favorite hobbies and will be contributing to The Accolade as the assistant photo editor this school year. She has been taking photographs for about six years, and two years of those were freelancing. Other activities or hobbies that she loves are cooking, fashion, music, shopping and being a social media influencer.

All content by Kristel Laceste
The Sunny Hills girls water polo team celebrates their fifth consecutive Freeway League Championship title after a 7-5 victory against the La Habra Highlanders.

[Photo] For the fifth straight year, Lady Lancers run away with Freeway League title in water polo after 7-5 victory over La Habra

February 11, 2022

The Sunny Hills girls water polo team celebrates their fifth consecutive Freeway League Championship title after a 7-5 victory against the La Habra Highlanders.

Point guard junior Chad Nguyen dribbles the ball in front of a sparse crowd as a result of the indoor audi- ence limit at a home game against Buena Park on Wednesday.

[Photo] Omicron forces limit to indoor sports spectators to 500

February 1, 2022

Point guard junior Chad Nguyen dribbles the ball in front of a sparse crowd as a result of the indoor audi- ence limit at a home game against Buena Park on Wednesday.

News Whitten departure reaction

[Photo] SH community anticipate new principal who embodies Whitten’s core characteristics

February 16, 2022

Former principal Allen Whitten commences the annual 9/11 ceremony on Sept. 10, 2021, in the quad to honor the lives lost 20 years ago. Whitten was appointed as director of Student Services at the Fullerton...

 The Super Smash team’s members play against each other in Nov. 17 practice to warm-up for the upcoming game on the same day. The team is currently 10-1 in the CIF season.

[Photo] First Super Smash team prevails in CIF with a 10-1 record

December 7, 2021

The Super Smash team’s members play against each other in Nov. 17 practice to warm-up for the upcoming game on the same day. The team is currently 10-1 in the CIF season.

Senior utility player Nathan Kim tries to swim past a Buena Park defender with the ball in his hand during an Oct. 28 away game at the Buena Park pool. Kim made it on the SH leaderboard for most scored goals in a season by a boys water polo player.

[Photo] GAME BALL: Water polo senior breaks top 5 in goals scored leaderboard

December 8, 2021

Senior utility player Nathan Kim tries to swim past a Buena Park defender with the ball in his hand during an Oct. 28 away game at the Buena Park pool. Kim made it on the SH leaderboard for most scored...

Junior Saahil Kakaria tutors junior Dennise Cruz in chemistry on Thursday in Room 66 for the new Level Up Tutoring program.

[Photo] Level‌ ‌Up‌ ‌Tutoring‌ ‌offers‌ ‌students‌ ‌free‌ ‌aid‌ ‌in‌ ‌all‌ ‌school‌ ‌subjects‌

December 2, 2021

Junior Saahil Kakaria tutors junior Dennise Cruz in chemistry on Thursday in Room 66 for the new Level Up Tutoring program.

Among the sea of black and yellow, thousands of Sunny Hills students cheer for the football team that was playing against Troy High School during the Oct. 15 homecoming game. Orange County Register reporter, Manny Alvarez, recognized the Sunny Hills Lancer Nation as the OCVarsity Student Section Champion, Oct. 18.

[Photo] Orange County Register awards Sunny Hills fans with its 'OCVarsity Student Section’ recognition for Oct. 15 football game

October 25, 2021

Among the sea of black and yellow, thousands of Sunny Hills students cheer for the football team that was playing against Troy High School during the Oct. 15 homecoming game. Orange County Register reporter,...

Sophomore Esther Kim sprints to the finish line during the Sunny Hills Wayne Walker Invitational Sept. 25 at Fullerton’s Craig Park. Kim placed fifth in the girls sophomore division.

[Photo] Sunny Hills boys and girls cross country places consistently across age divisions in the Wayne Walker XC Invitational

October 5, 2021

Sophomore Esther Kim sprints to the finish line during the Sunny Hills Wayne Walker Invitational Sept. 25 at Fullerton’s Craig Park. Kim placed fifth in the girls sophomore division.

SH goalkeeper senior Nicholas Barkero winds up to pass the ball across the midpool line.

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

September 29, 2021

SH goalkeeper senior Nicholas Barkero winds up to pass the ball across the midpool line.

Junior Lindsey Kang ties a red and blue balloon together during the junior class secretary’s fifth period Associated Student Body [ASB] class on Thursday, Sept. 9. The ASB plans to decorate the quad with such patriotic colors Friday, Sept. 10, before break, when the ceremony to remember the lives lost during 9/11 will take place.

[Photo] Quad ceremony at break Friday, Sept. 10, to remember 9/11 victims of East Coast terrorist attacks nearly 20 years ago

September 10, 2021

Junior Lindsey Kang ties a red and blue balloon together during the junior class secretary’s fifth period Associated Student Body [ASB] class on Thursday, Sept. 9. The ASB plans to decorate the quad...

The Lancers practice their ball-handling skills as they dribble the balls across the Sunny Hills pool Aug. 5.

[Photo] BOYS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lancers dive into season with a veteran lineup

August 19, 2021

The Lancers practice their ball-handling skills as they dribble the balls across the Sunny Hills pool Aug. 5.

The Lancers’ No. 1 singles player, sophomore Carson Lee, returns a serve with a forehand during a 6-0 victory over Fullerton’s No. 1 singles player, junior Nathaniel Lee. Carson Lee would win all of his three sets, which contributed to a 15-3 Lancers victory over the Indians on April 8.

[Photo] Boys tennis dominates Fullerton 15-3 to hold on to first place in Freeway League

April 11, 2021

The Lancers’ No. 1 singles player, sophomore Carson Lee, returns a serve with a forehand during a 6-0 victory over Fullerton’s No. 1 singles player, junior Nathaniel Lee. Carson Lee would win all of...

Tight end and linebacker freshman Connor Irons does a dumbbell shoulder press in front of the weight room during a Jan. 27 practice in preparation for the return of the football season, which will begin at a March 12 home opener against Fountain Valley.

[Photo] Lancer football ready to make return to the field this Friday even without title defense opportunity

March 10, 2021

Tight end and linebacker freshman Connor Irons does a dumbbell shoulder press in front of the weight room during a Jan. 27 practice in preparation for the return of the football season, which will begin...

While maintaining social distancing and wearing masks, the Lancer football team practices along the baseball field Nov. 10, 2020. These athletes will not have a chance to defend their CIF-SS Division 8 title this year after a Jan. 20 announcement from CIF canceled the fall sports playoffs. Kristel Laceste

[Photo] Sunny Hills teams unable to participate in playoffs after the cancellation of CIF playoffs in football and fall sports

February 13, 2021

While maintaining social distancing and wearing masks, the Lancer football team practices along the baseball field Nov. 10, 2020. These athletes will not have a chance to defend their CIF-SS Division 8...

Since the start of hybrid learning on Nov. 2, agriculture students have had the chance to see the three newly born kids and one lamb whose mothers are shown eating grass almost two months before the first lamb was born on Dec. 10.

[Photo] Six mother goats and lambs give birth on recently reopened campus farm

December 17, 2020

Since the start of hybrid learning on Nov. 2, agriculture students have had the chance to see the three newly born kids and one lamb whose mothers are shown eating grass almost two months before the first...

The area in front of the building is enclosed with fences in preparation for the ongoing school construction of the landscaping of the PAC, which will include the installation of a retaining wall.

[Photo] COVID-19 pandemic delays many on-campus plans, reopening of school on Nov. 2 will not affect progress

November 22, 2020

The area in front of the building is enclosed with fences in preparation for the ongoing school construction of the landscaping of the PAC, which will include the installation of a retaining wall.

Many public colleges, including California State University, Fullerton, have decided against requiring an SAT or standardized test score on college applications, as College Board testing centers have been closed throughout much of California because of the coronavirus pandemic.

[Photo] Relief, frustration, confusion among student reactions to cancellation of SAT testing locations, California public universities’ decision to not require scores on college applications

November 19, 2020

Many public colleges, including California State University, Fullerton, have decided against requiring an SAT or standardized test score on college applications, as College Board testing centers have been...

While the Sunny Hills campus is devoid of students until it reopens to hybrid learning, some like sophomore Michael Ramirez have been coming out to the quad after school hours to practice their skateboarding skills. Here, Ramirez uses a broken umbrella base as a prop to hop over while riding his skateboard.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Skaters at Sunny

September 27, 2020

While the Sunny Hills campus is devoid of students until it reopens to hybrid learning, some like sophomore Michael Ramirez have been coming out to the quad after school hours to practice their skateboarding...

The El Dorado wildfire worsened air conditions across the Los Angeles metropolitan area and caused this orange-tinted sky on Sept. 9.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: Wildfire aftermath

September 30, 2020

The El Dorado wildfire worsened air conditions across the Los Angeles metropolitan area and caused this orange-tinted sky on Sept. 9.

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