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Nathan Lee

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor

After serving his first year part of The Accolade as a staff reporter, junior Nathan Lee is now spending his second year as an assistant arts & entertainment editor. Lee plans to use the experience gained during his first year to contribute to a wide variety of eye-catching articles.

Outside of The Accolade, Lee plays for the boys tennis team and enjoys playing various sports.

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Graduating as one of the Class of 2024 valedictorians, senior Karen Huang committed to University of California, Irvine, as a computer science major.

CLASS OF 2024 VALEDICTORIAN Q&A: Karen Huang

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor May 23, 2024

The Class of 2024 produced 39 valedictorians, and The Accolade interviewed each to reflect on their high school journeys and thoughts. This is a full version of the Q&A, of which the preview is included...

Graduating as a valedictorian of the Class of 2024, senior Lindsey Hur committed to USC as a global health major.

CLASS OF 2024 VALEDICTORIAN Q&A: Lindsey Hur

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor May 23, 2024

The Class of 2024 produced 39 valedictorians, and The Accolade interviewed each to reflect on their high school journeys and thoughts. This is a full version of the Q&A, of which the preview is included...

Utility player senior Eden Buell (left) maintains a defensive position, while utility player sophomore Lauren Jacobsen finds an opening to split to the ball and double team one of Agoura’s top shooters in the second quarter during a Wednesday, Feb. 15, Division 2 CIF-SS semi-finals matches at Mt. San Antonio College.

Lady Lancers return to CIF title match Saturday, Feb. 17, after 12-11 OT win over No. 1-seeded Agoura

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor February 17, 2024

They’re back. After bumping up a level from Division 3 last season to Division 2 this school year, the girls water polo players (25-6) will return to the championship round Saturday, Feb. 17, and...

Cutline: Post player Kingsley Ashley lays up the balls against the backboard on Monday, Dec. 11 during a home game session at SH gym at 5-7 p.m. amongst different players.

BOYS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: With new talents, the Lancers seek to place Top 3 in the Freeway League

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor December 20, 2023

Coaches: Joe Ok (head coach), Don Shaw (assistant coach)  Top Returning Players: Kingsley Ashley (12), Nathan Sanchez (12), Justin Shim (12), Ze Brien Watkins (11)  Top Newcomers: Raeden Bobadilla...

Utility player sophomore Lauren Jacobsen gets ready to throw the ball during the girls water polo practice on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Sunny Hills pool.

GIRLS WATER POLO PREVIEW: Lady Lancers look to keep undefeated streak alive in Freeway League play, return to CIF title match

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor December 13, 2023

Coaches: Keith Nighswonger (head coach), Jordan Jaime (assistant coach)  Top Returning Players: Sienna Bertsch (12), Eden Buell (12), Isabella Castaneda (12), Katelyn Fu (12), Julianna Garcia (12),...

 Social science teacher Troy Nelson explains the Chinese Exclusion Act to his fourth period U.S. History class in Room 56 on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

TRACING FOOTSTEPS: New social science teacher follows in the path of his former mentor

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor October 22, 2023

This is the ninth in a series of profiles on new, full-time instructors hired at Sunny Hills during or before the fall semester of the 2023-2024 school year. Expect more profiles to be posted soon. When...

The Sunny Hills League of Legends Lancer Gold team celebrate winning the 2023 CIF season Friday, May 12, after their 2-0 victory over La Quinta High School the day before.

LANCER HALL OF ACHIEVEMENTS

Nathan Lee, Justin Pak, and Aiden Park October 2, 2023

eSports While the school’s publications programs can trace their origins back as far as when the campus first opened in the 1959-1960 school year, this video gaming group first started out as a club...

Middle blocker senior Ryan Axe gets ready to spike the ball against the Cerritos Dons in a preseason match Thursday, March 9, in the Sunny Hills gym. The Lancers defeated the Dons in four sets, 3-1.

The boys volleyball team continues its five game win-streak against Cerritos Dons on Thursday, March 9

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor March 13, 2023

The boys volleyball team continued its dominance during preseason with a three sets to one victory over Cerritos High School in a Thursday, March 9, home match, building on its five-game winning streak. “Acknowledging...

Origami Club co-president senior Remy Garcia-Kakebeen holds up a strand of various colored paper cranes as part of the club’s 1,000 crane challenge during its weekly meeting on Jan. 25 in Room 66.

Origami Club folds its way to 1,000 paper cranes

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor February 7, 2023

Senior Remy Garcia-Kakebeen has been doing origami for the past eight years. “I find origami a great way of improving your motor skills because obviously when you fold paper, you learn to be more...

Senior Kayla Alamos (above) puts her left arm around senior Kylie Yang to demonstrate the referees position during wrestling practice on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Room 153.

GIRLS WRESTLING PREVIEW: New coach, increase in athletes raise expectations for season

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor January 27, 2023

Coaches: Matthew Acosta (head coach), Ethan Nguyen (assistant coach), David Park (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Kayla Alamos (11), Jenna Park (12), Kylie Yang (12) Top Newcomers: Karina...

Customers gather at their local Department of Motor Vehicles field office to take their drivers knowledge test on a touch screen device June 2015.

DMV offers online platform for driver’s knowledge exam

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor October 14, 2022

Students 18 and above can now take the Department of Motor Vehicles [DMV] permit exam from the comfort of their home online instead of the traditional in-person option in which test-takers have to endure...

New engineering teacher Patrick Salem (center) reacts to the progress his engineering students are making on their balloon cable car project in Room 402 on Monday, Aug. 22.  Salem, hired through the Regional Occupation Program, also takes over as the new coordinator for the school’s Engineering Pathways to Innovations and Change program.

NEW CHALLENGE: Ex-college professor, engineer aims to connect with EPIC students

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor October 7, 2022

Patrick Salem owes his interest in engineering to his father, who raised his family in the Midwest. “He was an electrical [design] engineer and began teaching me electrical engineering when I was...

Newly hired math teacher David Rogers lectures students on an angle of elevation problem displayed on the board on April 14.

Welcome to Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor May 3, 2022

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood / A beautiful day for a neighbor. This familiar tune resurfaced among many of new math teacher David Rogers’s current and former students. “Everywhere...

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.

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

Nathan Lee, Assistant Entertainment Editor December 8, 2021

7-10: Lancers down in the second quarter against the Sept. 22 La Habra Highlanders.  With four back-to-back 5-meter penalty shots coming from utility player Nathan Kim, the team regained control of...

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