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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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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.

Sergey Artemyev stands in front of a European map to indicate where the German state Hessen is located. Artemyev, who taught at La Habra High School before coming here this school year, looks forward to teaching his students about German culture and promoting the language at Sunny Hills.

[Photo] Former La Habra teacher follows liebe for German

September 1, 2021

Sergey Artemyev stands in front of a European map to indicate where the German state Hessen is located. Artemyev, who taught at La Habra High School before coming here this school year, looks forward to...

Workers reslurry and repaint the Sunny Hills High School parking lot next to the Performing Arts Center on Aug. 9 as the last step in finalizing its renovation.

[Photo] Completed $2.5 million solar panel carports installation offers student drivers 220 parking spaces, more than half of which provide shade

September 2, 2021

Workers reslurry and repaint the Sunny Hills High School parking lot next to the Performing Arts Center on Aug. 9 as the last step in finalizing its renovation.

A worker in the Sunny Hills cafeteria kitchen puts one of the food items for students into a grab-and-go bag Friday, Aug. 13, in preparation for the first day of school Monday, Aug. 16. The bag is among thousands that workers loaded with food for any student to pick up for free for breakfast, lunch and dinner -- the first year of universal meals that California has offered for all public school students.

[Photo] Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, all Sunny Hills students are eligible to get free breakfast and lunch on campus for free as well as a take-home dinner

August 16, 2021

A worker in the Sunny Hills cafeteria kitchen puts one of the food items for students into a grab-and-go bag Friday, Aug. 13, in preparation for the first day of school Monday, Aug. 16. The bag is among...

 Link Crew leaders senior Alyssa Galvez (left) and junior Ellie Kim (right) hand out hot dogs to sophomores Andy Aguirre (left) and Maximiliano Soto (right) at the Sophomore Welcome BBQ held Wednesday, Aug. 11, in the quad.

[Photo] Sophomores get fed hot dogs and tour the campus with Link Crew leaders since they only had an online orientation last year

August 16, 2021

Link Crew leaders senior Alyssa Galvez (left) and junior Ellie Kim (right) hand out hot dogs to sophomores Andy Aguirre (left) and Maximiliano Soto (right) at the Sophomore Welcome BBQ held Wednesday,...

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