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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

Rebekah Kim

Rebekah Kim, Photo Editor

After a year of experience as a photographer during the 2021-2022 school year, senior Rebekah Kim takes on the position of photo editor in The Accolade. Kim plans to broaden her photography skills and collaborate with her photo team.

Apart from being on staff, Kim participates in various clubs and extracurriculars including the National Honor Society and Dance 3. She has also received Rotary Top 100 awards and Lancer Awards. Kim enjoys playing the guitar and going to the beach with her friends.

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Midfielder junior Isabel Miramontes winds up to kick the ball into the netting during a Nov. 14, 2022, after school practice on the Sunny Hills field.

[Photo] GIRLS SOCCER PREVIEW: With new head coach, Lady Lancers aim to continue with yearly goal of finishing season among the top in the Freeway League

January 23, 2023

Midfielder junior Isabel Miramontes winds up to kick the ball into the netting during a Nov. 14, 2022, after school practice on the Sunny Hills field.

Using an iPad, new math teacher Christina Vu (left) assists freshman Terah Nohl in her fourth period Algebra 2 Honors class in Room 105 at the beginning of the fall semester.

[Photo] ALL IN THE FAMILY: New teacher follows in her mother’s footsteps as an educator; aims to multiply the joy of math with her students

January 10, 2023

Using an iPad, new math teacher Christina Vu (left) assists freshman Terah Nohl in her fourth period Algebra 2 Honors class in Room 105 at the beginning of the fall semester.

STAFF slots in the parking lot near the Performing Arts Center are clearly painted on the ground after the area was repaved and repainted once solar panel parking ports were installed two summers ago. (Image taken by Rebekah Kim)

[Photo] West parking lot in need of resurfacing, repainting

January 11, 2023

"STAFF" slots in the parking lot near the Performing Arts Center are clearly painted on the ground after the area was repaved and repainted once solar panel parking ports were installed two summers ago....

“My AirPods fall out sometimes, or people can hear my music or they hurt after a certain time so I think headphones and earbuds are more comforting,” sophomore Stuti Patel said. (Photo by Rebekah Kim)

[Photo] Wireless vs. wired head sets: Some SH students align with celebrities who are not cutting the cord just yet

November 18, 2022

“My AirPods fall out sometimes, or people can hear my music or they hurt after a certain time so I think headphones and earbuds are more comforting,” sophomore Stuti Patel said. (Photo by Rebekah Kim)

MURAL FEATURE PIC

[Photo] DID YOU KNOW? Breezeway mural’s origins a mystery to many

October 13, 2022

Students walk past the 30-year-old mural located in the breezeway between the main office and 20s wing during lunch Sept. 14. The mural conceals a history of vandalism that not many students know about.

Rebekah Kim
Advanced Placement Environmental Science and chemistry teacher Andrew Gartner reviews lockdown procedures before the Aug. 25 Emergency Preparedness drill during second period.

[Photo] RESPONSE TO UVALDE SHOOTING: Fullerton Joint Union High School District creates new school safety position, SH seeks to hire a fourth campus supervisor

September 17, 2022

Rebekah Kim Advanced Placement Environmental Science and chemistry teacher Andrew Gartner reviews lockdown procedures before the Aug. 25 Emergency Preparedness drill during second period.

Senior Tony Salas holds his Grogu (Baby Yoda) backpack based on the Disney Plus series, The Mandalorian.

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

September 20, 2022

Senior Tony Salas holds his Grogu (Baby Yoda) backpack based on the Disney Plus series, "The Mandalorian."

Assistant principal of Pupil Services Katie Wright works in her new office at the beginning of the school year after coming from Sonora High School, where she had served as an administrator for four years. Some of her favorite sayings like NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED,” “I LITERALLY CAN’T EVEN” and “LIVING THE DREAM” are also displayed to her left on the window sill.

[Photo] ‘LIVING THE DREAM’: Fifth-year administrator Katie Wright motivated by sayings and her Snickerdoodle

September 19, 2022

Assistant principal of Pupil Services Katie Wright works in her new office at the beginning of the school year after coming from Sonora High School, where she had served as an administrator for four years....

Cheerleaders (left to right) senior Alysa Lee, junior Alyssa Rhee and sophomore Aly Chow perform a half stunt during their routine at the beginning of the year assembly Aug. 19 in the gym during first period.

[Photo] New cheer coaches take on new direction of squad

September 15, 2022

Cheerleaders (left to right) senior Alysa Lee, junior Alyssa Rhee and sophomore Aly Chow perform a half stunt during their routine at the beginning of the year assembly Aug. 19 in the gym during first...

With the start of the new school year, seniors Rebecca Tualla (left), Camila Perez and Grace Hicks chat during lunch in the quad.

[Photo] Photo Gallery: First Day of School

August 19, 2022

With the start of the new school year, seniors Rebecca Tualla (left), Camila Perez and Grace Hicks chat during lunch in the quad.

Associated Student Body’s posters line the walls of the gym as students cheer for Dance Production performers during the Aug. 20, 2021, Welcome Back assembly. This year’s version will take place Friday, Aug. 19, during a double third period assembly instead of the traditional second period one because of the new bell schedule.

[Photo] Teacher tortilla challenge among the highlights of Friday’s Welcome Back assembly, to be held for the first time during third period

August 18, 2022

Associated Student Body’s posters line the walls of the gym as students cheer for Dance Production performers during the Aug. 20, 2021, Welcome Back assembly. This year’s version will take place Friday,...

Spanish teacher John Marvin makes sure he finishes the spring semester strong as he sits in front of his computer screen in Room 85 after issuing tests for his fifth period Spanish 1 class on Friday, May 20. After 38 years working here as a Spanish teacher, Marvin retired at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

[Photo] Spanish teacher says adios to students, staff for the last time, retiring after a 38-year tenure

June 8, 2022

Spanish teacher John Marvin makes sure he finishes the spring semester strong as he sits in front of his computer screen in Room 85 after issuing tests for his fifth period Spanish 1 class on Friday, May...

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.

[Photo] 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

April 5, 2022

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...

Junior Remy Kakebeen (left) reacts to students going ahead of her at the Roundhouse Feb. 26. Kakebeen is one of many students who noticed the increased amount of cutting in school break and lunch lines.

[Photo] Long lunch lines lead to students’ irritation over waiting times

February 22, 2022

Junior Remy Kakebeen (left) reacts to students going ahead of her at the Roundhouse Feb. 26. Kakebeen is one of many students who noticed the increased amount of cutting in school break and lunch lines....

Like many other students, juniors Taylor Kim (left), Jonathan Alexander and Myles Luhm return to school with masks on. Alongside wearing masks, Sunny Hills and the FJUHSD took further regulations to prevent the further spread of the Omicron variant by postponing or canceling non-essential activities on and off-campus activities.

[Photo] Flattening the Curve: SH postpones or cancels live events to prevent spread of Omicron variant

February 9, 2022

Like many other students, juniors Taylor Kim (left), Jonathan Alexander and Myles Luhm return to school with masks on. Alongside wearing masks, Sunny Hills and the FJUHSD took further regulations to prevent...

Construction for the new golf training facility, located in between the tennis courts and the junior varsity baseball field, began on Nov. 29. The site, which costs roughly $50,000, will feature 11 hitting bays. Though school officials could not provide a completion date, golf head coach Scott Enrico said he hopes it’ll be ready to use in the 2022-2023 school year.

[Photo] Boys, girls golf to receive $50,000 golf training area on campus with no specified completion date

February 2, 2022

Construction for the new golf training facility, located in between the tennis courts and the junior varsity baseball field, began on Nov. 29. The site, which costs roughly $50,000, will feature 11 hitting...

Newly hired College and Career guidance technician Genesis Perez organizes paperwork containing information about the PSAT on her rotating display in Room 2. Perez welcomes all students to visit her office anytime to look for information about post-high school and college opportunities.

[Photo] New College and Career Center tech has multifaceted, educational background

February 15, 2022

Newly hired College and Career guidance technician Genesis Perez organizes paperwork containing information about the PSAT on her rotating display in Room 2. Perez welcomes all students to visit her office...

Senior Andi Elisaldez (left) and AVID coordinator Jennifer Papageorge show off the AVID Senior Standout Award certificate.

[Photo] AVID Senior Standout reflects on her recognition

February 8, 2022

Senior Andi Elisaldez (left) and AVID coordinator Jennifer Papageorge show off the AVID Senior Standout Award certificate.

Rioters invaded the Capitol building Jan. 6 in response to President Joe Biden’s victory during the 2020 election. With its one-year anniversary, Americans should reflect on this event and work toward eliminating party divisions.

[Photo] On the first anniversary of the Capitol riot, Americans need to overcome their political divide and work toward creating a more inclusive future

January 15, 2022

Rioters invaded the Capitol building Jan. 6 in response to President Joe Biden’s victory during the 2020 election. With its one-year anniversary, Americans should reflect on this event and work toward...

Drawing and Painting teacher Vashtty Lemus on Tuesday, Nov. 16, points to one of the student art pieces showcased in the Performing Arts Center lobby. Lemus plans to produce a new exhibit there each month featuring work from Lancers across all art classes.

[Photo] Students can now check out their peers’ artwork with monthly exhibits in the remodeled PAC

November 18, 2021

Drawing and Painting teacher Vashtty Lemus on Tuesday, Nov. 16, points to one of the student art pieces showcased in the Performing Arts Center lobby. Lemus plans to produce a new exhibit there each month...

Junior Memphis BellCobb (right) works on a trick with his skateboard in the quad after school Sept. 17.

[Photo] Rails, ramps, steps — skateboard heaven

November 10, 2021

Junior Memphis BellCobb (right) works on a trick with his skateboard in the quad after school Sept. 17.

Associated Student Body [ASB] community affairs commissioner senior Madeline Liu greets the less than 1,000 crowd in the gym during the Friday, Oct. 15, homecoming assembly. Liu was dressed as Mrs. Potts in keeping with the Oct. 16 homecoming dance theme related to Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” This was also the first time Sunny Hills ASB organized a triple assembly schedule to meet state COVID-19 guidelines restricting school indoor events to no more than 1,000 in the audience.

[Photo] More than 1,000 tickets sold for Saturday, Oct. 16, Homecoming ‘Beauty and the Beast’-themed outdoor dance; shatters previous 2016 record of sales for a social

October 15, 2021

Associated Student Body [ASB] community affairs commissioner senior Madeline Liu greets the less than 1,000 crowd in the gym during the Friday, Oct. 15, homecoming assembly. Liu was dressed as Mrs. Potts...

Freshman Daniela Borruel hits a forehand volley at a Sept. 10 pre-season game against El Dorado at the Sunny Hills courts.

[Photo] GIRLS TENNIS PREVIEW: Ranked No. 4 nationally, freshman newcomer aims to help the Lady Lancers win Freeway League title

September 14, 2021

Freshman Daniela Borruel hits a forehand volley at a Sept. 10 pre-season game against El Dorado at the Sunny Hills courts.

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