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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Seowon Han

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager

After an exciting year as a part of The Accolade staff, junior Seowon Han returns as a spotlight editor and business manager. Han served as a cub reporter her freshman year in Journalism 1 and joined The Accolade as a copy editor the following year. She experienced writing for every section and covered a range of topics. This year, Han looks forward to maintaining her section with fresh and relevant themes and stories to keep the readers informed with accurate news.

Outside of The Accolade, Han is involved with several clubs on campus as a cabinet member and plays the flute as part of the Symphonic Band. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to and playing music.

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Link Crew hosts a Lawn Chair event for freshmen to bring a lawn chair and blanket to picnic with friends during lunch at freshman hall on Friday, April 19.

[Photo] Photos of the Week (4/15-4/19)

Chloe Kang, Sue Kang, Asaph Li, and Noah Lee April 25, 2024

Link Crew hosts a Lawn Chair event for freshmen to bring a lawn chair and blanket to picnic with friends during lunch at freshman hall on Friday, April 19.

Junior Naomi Coulter (right) holds onto junior Elaine Nguyen’s solar viewer as she takes a picture of the partial solar eclipse passing by Fullerton during their second period Advanced Placement [AP] Chemistry class outside Room 115 on Monday, April 8. Chemistry teacher Andrew Colomac, along with the other science teachers in the 110s wing, allowed his students to view the eclipse at its peak with the glasses he provided.

[Photo] Photos of the Week (4/8-4/12)

Chloe Kang, Sue Kang, Noah Lee, and Asaph Li April 16, 2024

Junior Naomi Coulter (right) holds onto junior Elaine Nguyen’s solar viewer as she takes a picture of the partial solar eclipse passing by Fullerton during their second period Advanced Placement [AP]...

Leanne Wilcox Plutnicki (center) and her son Trey Plutnicki hug each other after both pass the finish line in a game called Red Light, Green Light in Episode 1 of “Squid Game: The Challenge” on Netflix.

SERIES REVIEW: ‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ reality game show fails to meet the hype from the 2021 original

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager March 26, 2024

With a second season of Netflix’s “Squid Game” set to be released sometime this year (the streaming service teased a 15-second clip in its “Next on Netflix 2024” video last month), fans who made...

Sophomore Sophia Gentile (left) and junior Maya Kew-Layton practice sprinting uphill on Lancer Way toward the parking lot by the Performing Arts Center during sixth period on Monday, March 4.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD PREVIEW: Lady Lancers hope to win championship for their last season in the Freeway League

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager March 13, 2024

Coaches: Jacob Holloway (head coach), Ashley Bordy (distance), Jordan Brinkley (hurdles and sprints), Chris Collodel (throws), Andrew Guevara (hurdles), Rick Holloway (throws and sprints), Gideon Pichardo...

This site cant be reached message appears on the screen for anyone trying to access the Fullerton Joint Union High School Districts Aeries attendance and gradebook web-based application since Tuesday, Nov. 14. After a Nov. 14-15 district network shutdown of the internet for undisclosed reasons, teachers were able to access Aeries by Friday, Nov. 17, before the start of school, while students and parents are expected to gain access to Aeries again by Monday, Nov. 20.

Fullerton Joint Union High School District suffers two-day internet outage with no cause given; students, parents unable to access Aeries attendance or gradebook since Tuesday, Nov. 14

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager November 18, 2023

No tech Tuesday, Nov. 14. No tech Wednesday, Nov. 15. Tech Thursday, Nov. 16, but still no Aeries attendance or gradebook until the next day with access only for teachers and staff. That's what students...

Principal Craig Weinreich (left) offers a handshake to the Disneyland Imagination Campus Sales team employee who visited Room 4 with three Mickey Mouse and a card to congratulate Sunny Hills for ranking Top 1,000 in the nation on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Sunny Hills ranks in the Top 1,000 schools nationwide, Disneyland employees visit to celebrate

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager October 27, 2023

For the fourth consecutive year since the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rating of campuses nationwide ranked Sunny Hills among the Top 100 public high schools in the Los...

Athletic trainer Lauren Wukadinovich, newly hired to serve full time, treats student-athletes in Room 141 during lunch, sixth period and after school. Depending on the sports schedule, she attends games to handle injuries or emergencies with her student interns.

WRAP UP: Ex-Regional Occupational Program teacher now Sunny Hills’ new full-time athletic trainer

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager October 22, 2023

Lauren Wukadinovich was a flyer in cheerleading her senior year at Riverside Polytechnic High School in 2006 when she suffered her first major injury. “I was trying to do a heel stretch, which is...

With the heated academic environment, many Sunny Hills students, including junior Seowon Han, strive for recognition through grades, awards and programs. This further extends to titles such as try-hards and overachievers.

I’M A TRY-HARD: Toxic overachievement culture pushes me for recognition

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager October 20, 2023

In sixth grade, I first overheard this phrase passing by a lunch conversion: “Asians get A’s because they’re not ‘B-sians’ or ‘C-sians.’”  After processing it for a second, the underlying...

The Class of 2009 celebrates its last day of school by wearing togas, which was part of the senior spirit week. Inspired by the toga scenes in the 1978 movie National Lampoons Animal House, the Class of 2004 started the senior tradition.

DID YOU KNOW? Toga and tutu tradition for seniors’ last week on campus spans 2 decades

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager May 31, 2023

For our last “Did You Know?” feature of the school year, The Accolade looks into the origins of some senior traditions — most notably, the wearing of togas and tutus as part of the Associated Student...

The mural in the cafeteria displays “LANCER PRIDE WRESTLING” written in black and gold with a horse rider painted between the letters.

DID YOU KNOW? Cafeteria mural’s origins remain a mystery for most but serves its meaningfulness to wrestlers

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager May 6, 2023

As a continuing feature, The Accolade investigates some of the mysterious spots on campus. For this story, we wrap up our third in a series on campus murals and their origins. The Accolade sends copy editor...

This trend is well worth the shot

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager March 16, 2023

“Help Me.”  “SOS.”  Customers of the fast-fashion, online clothing brand SHEIN inspected the labels stitched on the tags of the company’s products to find these alarming messages, hypothetically...

Class of 1968 reunion committee member Jim Gronwall adds glue Thursday, March 9, to the inspirational message plaque that will be attached to the center of the black and yellow bench underneath the “Class of 1968” engraving. The bench in front of the library and the plaque are among the nearly $10,000 in outdoor furniture that school officials purchased using money raised by the ‘68 reunion group.

‘Knowledge is power,’ ‘You haven’t failed until you stop trying’ among nine added onto new outdoor furniture to inspire students

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager March 10, 2023

“Knowledge is power.” “The only dreams impossible to reach are the ones you never pursue.” “The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” These are...

Senior Thaddaeus Kiker stands in front of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena early June 2022 before he starts his internship, which he completed virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, he visited the center to get “badged” — the process of issuing the identification card for NASA to ensure security.

PSST! WANT TO GET A SUMMER INTERNSHIP? Ex-SH interns share tips and advice to score that dream experience

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager February 5, 2023

Around this time just a year ago, senior Rachel Miyamoto found herself filling out an application for an internship after looking for activities that could help her expand on her field of interest. At...

Color Guard member sophomore Janessa Lima (center) swings her flag while other members of the Lancer Regiment behind her play their instruments during “The Summit” performance Saturday, Nov. 19, at Bolsa Grande High School.

Lancer Regiment takes 2nd place trophy, $1,000 prize at California State Band Championships in Garden Grove

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager December 14, 2022

Following a first-time championship last year, the Lancer Regiment won second place in the final round of the California State Band Championships [CSBC] at Bolsa Grande High School in Garden Grove, earning...

Sophomore Seowon Han works on the point-of-sale system during her Sunday, Sept. 25 morning shift at Tous Les Jours Fullerton.

Bidding adieu to my part-time job at Tous Les Jours

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager October 12, 2022

A part-time, paid job at the age of 15. While that seems unusual, it allowed me to achieve one of my goals for my freshman year of high school: get job experience over the summer before my sophomore...

Co-captain senior Veronica Diaz, a top returning player on the girls tennis team this season, gets ready to hit a forehand at a practice on Sept. 6 at Sunny Hills.

GIRLS TENNIS PREVIEW: Lady Lancers aim to repeat as Freeway League champs while making another run for a CIF title

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager September 23, 2022

Coach: Chris Ghareebo (head coach) Top Returning Players: Daniela Borruel (10), Veronica Diaz (12), Crystal Kim (12), Lauren Sung (11) Top Newcomers: Madison Pyo (9), Amy Roh (10) Last Season:...

National Honor Society [NHS] adviser and English teacher Randy Oudega inspects the 61 NHS cords for seniors to wear on graduation day on Wednesday, May 18, in his classroom. The cords will be distributed on Tuesday, May 24, from his classroom during lunch, the same time when nearly 50 non-seniors will be inducted into the group.

National Honor Society to induct nearly 50 new members May 24 in first live ceremony since the 2018-2019 school year

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager May 19, 2022

For the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic in the 2018-2019 school year, the National Honor Society [NHS] will induct 48 new members during lunch on Tuesday, May 24. “Admission to the National...

Junior Saahil Kakaria tutors junior Dennise Cruz in chemistry on Thursday in Room 66 for the new Level Up Tutoring program.

Level‌ ‌Up‌ ‌Tutoring‌ ‌offers‌ ‌students‌ ‌free‌ ‌aid‌ ‌in‌ ‌all‌ ‌school‌ ‌subjects‌

Seowon Han, Spotlight Editor & Business Manager December 2, 2021

A new after-school, peer tutoring program that offers help in all subject areas has served more than 30 students since its inception earlier this month, school officials said. “We recognized that...

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