The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

Susie Kim

Susie Kim, Social Media Manager

After completing the Journalism 1 course online as a freshman, Susie Kim joined The Accolade as one of the social media managers. She hopes to widen the newspaper’s audience by promoting on various social media platforms. Kim is most proud of her news story written as a cub reporter, regarding a state competition The Accolade took part in. Aside from being a journalist, Kim is an active member of the Science Olympiad and Cyber Patriots clubs. She also enjoys playing the piano, which she has been involved with for over 10 years.

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Some Class of 1968 members return to their alma mater to check out the modernized look of the campus, including the giant “S” and “H” in the center of the quad stage. The group of five alumni plan to host a fundraiser starting on Dec. 1 with the hopes of donating benches for students around the campus.

Paying it forward – Class of 1968 organizes email fundraiser among alma mater with proceeds going back to Sunny Hills for campus needs

November 17, 2021

The Class of 1968’s reunion committee decided to organize a fundraiser from Dec. 1-July 9 with all proceeds going to Sunny Hills for school officials to spend on campus needs, said some of its members...

Saturday school begins for the first time since March 2020 during the first week of October in Room 83 for students with unexcused absences or excessive tardies.

Officials re-institute Saturday school — emphasis on value of attending classes

November 4, 2021

For the first time since the COVID-19 campus lockdown in March 2020, school officials have restarted this month in two rooms on campus Saturday school, a consequence given to students with attendance issues.  “Saturday...

The COVID-19 dashboard provides data on confirmed positive student and staff cases within the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. As of Oct. 7, two students and one staff member from Sunny Hills tested positive compared to La Habra High School, which has the most positive COVID-19 cases among the campuses in the district.

Fullerton Joint Union High School District re-introduces COVID-19 dashboard that reports positive coronavirus cases among students, staff

October 11, 2021

In an effort to be more transparent about students and staff testing positive for COVID-19, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] has created a digital dashboard that records the number...

This spray-painted message appears to be a reaction to the Friday, Oct. 1, statewide mandate from California Gov. Gavin Newsom that requires students 12 and older in public and private schools to be fully vaccinated by as soon as January 2022. Students and motorists who use the path that leads to the back of Target at Fullerton Town Center discovered the graffiti on a wall between Friday, Oct. 1, and Monday, Oct. 4 – about a mile away from one of the entrances to Sunny Hills. By after school Wednesday, Oct. 6, the message was wiped away.

Most in Sunny Hills community approve of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide

October 7, 2021

While the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] opted not to follow the Los Angeles Unified School District’s [LAUSD] recent decision to issue a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all of...

The Accolade adviser Tommy Li submitted the Oct. 30 “Photo Finish” (left) and Dec. 14 “Wonder Women 2021” PDF print issues to the Southern California Journalism Awards contest sponsored by the Los Angeles Press Club and was named a finalist for Best High School paper for a fifth year straight.

The Accolade’s online site named finalist for first time in LA Press Club’s SoCal Journalism Awards contest

August 31, 2021

For the first time, The Accolade’s online platform has been named a finalist for Best High School News Website in the Los Angeles Press Club’s 63rd annual Southern California Journalism Awards. “I...

Senior Ashley Hoang (left) hands over her spirit wear form to senior Elaine Chu during Lancer Day on Aug. 10. The Aug. 10-released school health and safety guidelines now allow anyone on campus to be mask-free when outdoors.

New 2021-2022 campus health and safety protocols ease anxiety for several students, staff returning for live classroom instruction

August 19, 2021

Sophomore Benjamin Blodgett had been coming to the Sunny Hills campus for hybrid learning last school year and was well-aware of the school’s health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. So...

The Accolades Feb. 19 (left) and March 13 issues received Top 10 recognition in a recent Best of Show contest sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association during a virtual spring journalism convention in April.

2 Accolade issues earn Top 10 recognition in National Scholastic Press Association’s Best of Show contests

May 8, 2021

The Accolade placed third at the Spring National High School Journalism Convention's Best of Show contest for Tabloid newspapers, 16 pages or fewer, with the Feb. 19 “Broken Boundaries” issue and eighth...

Though many seniors have chosen to stay home instead of coming to campus four days a week, many traditional events like nominating a homecoming court are returning for them.

Seniors need to set example, come to school

April 27, 2021

“Maybe it is just my busy schedule with [Advanced Placement] and [International Baccalaureate] classes that it has not really sunk in that I have been missing all these [senior] activities,” senior...

This is the front cover of the Google slide awards presentation that announced The Accolades online news website as winning first place for the California All-Stars contest sponsored by the Southern California Journalism Education Association. The Accolade placed second in the newspaper category and tied for second with Irvines Northwood High School in the Student Media Contests sweepstakes category.

Accolade’s online website takes first place in California All-Stars journalism contest; newspaper and team of staffers take second-place honors

April 10, 2021

After sweeping the Best of Show categories for print and online news in a regional journalism contest earlier this year, The Accolade came close to pulling off the same feat at the state level. The...

Singer Billie Eilish performs at the 2019 Pukkelpop Festival in Kiewit, Belgium. Eilish is responsible for hits like My Future.

Quarantine changes taste in music for some students

December 25, 2020

The papers say it's doomsday The button has been pressed We’re gonna nuke each other up boys ‘Til old Satan stands impressed This is part of the first verse in singer Matt Maltese’s...

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