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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

Stacy Kim

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor

After her first year as staff reporter for The Accolade, senior Stacy Kim is eager to return, prepared to serve as the 2023-2024 feature editor. After working closely with the feature editors last year, Kim was inspired by the compelling stories within the section and hopes to further expand her writing skills. During her time on staff, Kim hopes to share more stories of life on campus and enhance her reporting skills. 

Outside of The Accolade, Kim participates in various clubs and organizations such as the California Association of Student Councils and Cooperation Act. She also enjoys creating playlists, taking naps and eating Korean food.

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An artist’s rendering of Ariana Grande’s Eternal Sunshine photoshoot released on Friday, March 8. The photoshoot encapsulates the ethereal aura Grande desires for her album.

MUSIC REVIEW: Ariana Grande opens up new chapter of her life with post-divorce album

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor April 23, 2024

Singer Ariana Grande has dealt with her breakups before in her previous albums. Sweetener (2018) and Positions (2020) come to mind. However, Grande’s latest album titled, Eternal Sunshine, takes...

An artist’s rendering of a scene from rapper Lil Nas X’s music video, “J Christ,” that went viral earlier this year. The 24-year-old musician, who announced his gender preference on June 30, 2019, through a tweet on X, formerly known as  Twitter, presents himself on the cross, replicating Jesus.

MUSIC REVIEW: Lil Nas X’s new single goes viral for wrong reasons

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor February 24, 2024

He dedicates his new single to the man who had the “greatest comeback of all time.” That’s what Lil Nas X captioned in his Instagram post on Monday, Jan. 8, teasing his comeback since “Montero...

Episode 5: Netflix and ‘Grill’ing with Paul Dergarabedian

Faith Jung and Stacy Kim January 29, 2024 Song: Compton by Lincoln Reads (

Senior Michelle Lee leads a discussion about academic support within the school district at the region 10 Student Advisory Conference at Valencia High School on Saturday, Sept. 23. With CASC approved as a new club on campus, Lee will be able to work with her younger brother and group founder, sophomore Joshua Lee to create education-related policies.

CLUB CORNER: California Association Student Councils brings student advocacy to school level

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor January 16, 2024

For the 2023-2024 school year, the Associated Student Body [ASB] has approved 29 new clubs. The Accolade's cub reporters from the beginning journalism class will report on each new group in alphabetical...

New Geometry and Korean 1 and 2 teacher June Lee explains audience etiquette to her sixth period Korean 1 class before beginning Korean presentations in Room 67 on Friday, Dec. 16.

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Increase of students interested in Korean classes brings third Korean teacher – a first

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor December 22, 2023

For more than two decades, Sunny Hills has assigned only two instructors to teach Korean classes. However, two weeks after the start of the 2023-2024 school year, school officials decided to hire a third...

Student athletes find themselves carrying the burden of success and expectations to win.

DEALING WITH PRESSURE: Athletes learn to balance the weight of recognition

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor October 22, 2023

It was the first time the Sunny Hills girls water polo team reached the CIF title game. For six years, the Lady Lancers had dominated the Freeway League, remaining undefeated. In previous years,...

New art teacher Chablis Bates holds up a piece of paper to demonstrate to her Drawing and Painting students their next art project in Room 22 on Friday, Aug. 25.

A STROKE OF ART: New teacher paints her path to Sunny Hills

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor October 11, 2023

This is the second 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. She...

It’s futile in initiating change

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor March 16, 2023

“Run, don’t walk to Target.” That was what influencers announced when the janky Stanley Cups came back in stock after being sold out after selling out in practically all stores. Today, a social...

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.

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

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor January 23, 2023

Coach: Antonio Arenas (head coach), Sergio Miramontes (assistant coach) Top Returning Players: Cheyenne Dohan (12), Isabel Miramontes (11), Isabella Ramirez (12), Celine Villasenor (11), Lauren Won...

Teachers, don’t let student teachers outshine you

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor October 26, 2022

As the student teacher sets up his phone to record himself educating my sophomore Algebra 2 Honors class to submit for college credit, my peers and I awkwardly unpacked the notes our teacher told us to...

Class of 2022 senior Savannah Thul looks at the Sunny Hills crowd after the Associated Student Body named her homecoming queen during the football game at Buena Park High School stadium Oct. 15, 2021.

Homecoming scheduled for Oct. 1 in the quad, following positive feedback last year

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor September 19, 2022

Based on popular demand, the Oct. 1 homecoming dance will take place in the quad, similar to the 2021 social that drew an estimated 1,260 students, Associated Student Body [ASB]  event organizers said. “We...

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.

New cheer coaches take on new direction of squad

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor September 15, 2022

Coming from a family of basketball players, first-year cheer head coach Patrice France never thought she would become a cheerleader. Though she tried dancing in elementary school to junior high when...

Senior Aute Blackwell holds her right arm up while an American Red Cross nurse preps it before the blood draw during the Thursday, April 21, blood drive in the Lyceum.

American Red Cross club’s first blood drive in two years helps to ease nationwide blood shortage

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor May 10, 2022

The American Red Cross [ARC] club’s first on-campus blood drive in two years nearly met its goal of collecting 75 pints from student donors, organizers said. “The blood drive had an excellent turnout,”...

Math teacher Christian Bueno (middle) holds a
bouquet of roses and the Dancing with the Staff trophy on Dec. 8, 2017. The annual fundraiser for the dance program would have reached its 10th year had it not been for the coronavirus pandemic. The event was replaced with a drive-in
at the farm parking lot where the audience watched video dance performances.

Video drive-in replaces Dancing With the Staff

Stacy Kim, Feature Editor December 24, 2020

As the first campus organized event of the 2020-2021 school year during the coronavirus pandemic, the Sunny Hills dance program held an alternative to its traditional Dancing With the Staff [DWTS] fundraiser...

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