The Accolade

Minjeong Kim

Minjeong Kim, Staff Reporter

After being exposed to the journalism field in the Journalism 1 class, junior Minjeong Kim transitions to The Accolade as a staff reporter. Last year, Kim covered three stories regarding Exchange Club, yearbook applications and yearbook distributions. Kim hopes that this transition will allow her to be more engaged to the school, covering stories on a more frequent basis. Besides writing stories for The Accolade, Kim will be occupied at school playing for the girls tennis team and actively attending club meetings.

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The Lancers’ No. 1 singles player, sophomore Owen Taylor, serves during a 6-2 victory over El Dorado’s No. 1 singles player, Nathan Chung. Taylor would win one of his two sets en route to a 14-4 Sunny Hills victory over the Golden Hawks on March 1.

Sunny Hills boys tennis becomes second sport on campus to start its season, defeats El Dorado 14-4 in a home match March 1

March 2, 2021

Despite the lack of team practice time on campus because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Sunny Hills boys tennis team easily dismantled its first opponent of the season, dominating El Dorado in a March...

The Red Car Trolly transports guests up to Buena Vista Street at Disney’s California Adventure in Anaheim, Calif.

Tips that you should know before visiting the Downtown Disney District

February 16, 2021

To kick off 2021, consider checking out what the “Happiest Place on Earth” has to offer. Even though the main amusement parks with rides remain closed to the public, Disney Resorts began a phased...

Wearing a black skirt, freshman Jane Craig celebrates Sept. 19 her third-place finish with her sash and a horseshoe trophy she received from The Cowboy State Feis competition in Casper, Wyo. Craig was among 14 other Irish step dancers who competed in the event. The 14-year-old is currently ranked No. 1 in California for Irish step dancing, seventh in the U.S. Western Region, 12th in North America and 65th in the world.

Her gig is her jig: Ranked No. 1 in California, freshman Irish step dancer aims to tap her way to the top at the next world championship in July

December 10, 2020

The jig is not up for freshman Jane Craig. In fact, this jig -- also known as Irish step dancing -- is still happening for Craig even during the coronavirus pandemic. “I love dancing because it’s...

During the STEM session on Feb. 7, then-sophomore Minjeong Kim (left) explains the directions of the match activity to one of her students. Even though in-person tutoring cannot take place now because of the coronavirus pandemic, GIVE club members can still offer one-to-one tutoring services via Zoom.

My new club helps GIVE back with meaningful experiences and service opportunities

November 8, 2020

I never thought about starting a club at Sunny Hills. Though I’m involved in sports (I’ve been a junior varsity tennis player for almost three years), accumulated my community service hours for...

With her sewing machine, junior Violet Kim makes a denim bag for her first collection released Sept. 12. Kim is wearing a shirt from her collection as well.

Junior establishes ethical podcast and school club to promote ‘upcycled’ fashion

October 30, 2020

As her sophomore year came to a close in May, Violet Kim knew she had to direct her passion for fashion through some kind of outlet. Quarantine gave her the perfect opportunity to rebrand her business. With...

With her iPhone placed on the far right end of her piano set for video recording, sophomore Lauren Pak starts her practice session Aug. 19 from her Fullerton home, playing a composition titled, “Promise of the World,” from the Japanese anime, “Howl’s Moving Castle.”  Pak will eventually record the final version as a trio with two other student volunteers as part of the Harmony4Homes community service project that she started in the summer to send video music performances to the elderly in local and national nursing homes.

Sophomore forms nationwide community outreach program to deliver soothing music video performances for the elderly during COVID-19 pandemic

September 2, 2020

Sophomore Lauren Pak still remembers the day she was inspired by her community service idea of delivering video recordings of teenagers playing soothing music to the elderly at local and national nursing...

Though the 2019-2020 yearbook will not be distributed until June, Helios released an image of what the front cover looks like in a 77-second theme-release video posted April 24 on the publication’s YouTube channel and Instagram account. The “Keep Talking We’re Listening”-themed book faced a delay in printing because the publishing company had to shut down from late March to early May in response to the state’s guidelines for non-essential businesses to close to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus crisis forces delay in yearbook printing; students who paid for one will have to wait until after June 6 when the school year has ended to pick it up

May 24, 2020

This story was updated May 24 at 12:30 p.m. to show that yearbook distribution was reportedly delayed for the Class of 1963, four years after the school opened in 1959. This story was updated again...

Though the yearbook has used social media to promote its staff application for the next school year in the past, the Sunny Hills Helios adviser has had to rely solely on Instagram posting like this because of COVID-19 pandemic-related school closure since March 16. The deadline to apply has also been extended from March 30 to April 19. Image posted with permission from Anika Madan.

Yearbook extends 2020-2021 staff application deadline to April 19 because of COVID-19-related school closure

April 8, 2020

Because of the district-imposed school closure nearly a month ago, the yearbook adviser will continue to accept 2020-2021 staff applications, extending the due date to April 19 instead of the original...

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