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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

Pricilla Escobedo

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter

After learning many skills from the Journalism 1 class during the 2021-2022 school year, sophomore Pricilla Escobedo continues her work in The Accolade as a staff reporter. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge and testing her ability to report on broad subjects.

When Escobedo isn't working for The Accolade, you can find her studying or hanging out with friends and family.

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A GLIMPSE OF A NEW LIFE: Junior Daniel Kim stands in front of the Sunny Hills sign commemorating his new new school Sept. 23, 2022.

Teen music producer transfers from Austria to SH

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter May 10, 2023

In a small nook of junior Daniel Kim’s home, a consistent string of melodic piano chords mixes with slow rhythmic beats late into the night. Besides his musical instruments, Kim often finds himself in...

Winston Creel, a father of triplet daughters who attended Sunny Hills in the mid-1980s, rides his horse as the school mascot known as Winston the Lancer. The mascot would show up at Sunny Hills home football games until the horse died before the start of the 2016-2017 football season.

DID YOU KNOW? FROM LANCE BULLWINKLE TO WINSTON THE LANCER: How Sunny Hills got its mascot, school colors

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter March 3, 2023

As a continuing feature from last semester, The Accolade investigates some of the school's history. For this issue, we look into the origins of how Sunny Hills' colors became black and gold and how the...

Chemistry teacher Alexander Hua (right) stands next to his opponent, Kevin Granados, whom he beat in the final match of Fullertons gaming arena Ultimate Weekly #50 competition on Sunday, Jan. 8.

Chemistry teacher also a Smash Bros. gamer

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter February 17, 2023

For chemistry teacher Alexander Hua, his fascination with Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. started when he was 8 years old. Some time after the video game’s Jan. 21, 1999 release, Hua said his parents...

New math instructor Summer “Jade” Ng teaches her first-period Geometry 2A students how to determine the numerical length of points in Room 85 on Friday, Aug. 19.

NAME CHANGER: Miss Ng sounds too much like ‘missing,’ so new math teacher has a solution

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter December 16, 2022

On the first day of school, Summer Ng wanted to be direct with her students. Not about math or the challenges of solving word problems. But about her last name. “I know my last name is ‘Ng,’...

Senior Connor Lew holds up the backpack hes been wearing to school since the fall semester started.

UNPACKING A TIKTOK TREND: ‘SENIOR YEAR BABY’ video inspires students to reconnect with childhood characters like Lightning McQueen, Hello Kitty

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

It started off July 28, 2021, with a TikTok video.  Captioned “SENIOR YEAR BABY,” the 18-second clip begins with what appears to be a high school girl wearing a black, long-sleeve outfit. While...

Math teacher Kari Morita collects senior Sharon Choi’s spare change for the Minute of Hope fundraiser held by the Associated Student Body on Wednesday.

Second-period fundraiser for Pathways of Hope collects more than $1,600

Pricilla Escobedo, Staff Reporter January 24, 2022

This article originally appeared in the Nov. 19, 2021, print issue of The Accolade. But in that version, it abruptly ended. This is the full story.  Minute of Hope, a second-period fundraiser hosted...

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