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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

Juniors, assigned Kevin the Minion from “Despicable Me,” huddle together to celebrate their victory after surviving the final round of musical chairs in the quad Sept. 8.

Juniors bring home first win with ‘Battle of the Classes’ debut

Kayla Martinez, Staff Reporter September 21, 2022

After at least 16 rounds of playing musical chairs in the quad, the last student standing during lunch Sept. 8 was an 11th-grader, securing the first victory of the school year for the juniors as part...

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, Staff Reporter 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...

The Associated Student Body’s poster promotes the theme for the school’s first stag dance May 20 — the first since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020.

After two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic, stag returns to the gym May 20

Hannah Lee, Opinion Editor May 17, 2022

The Associated Student Body [ASB] plans on hosting a stag dance — the first and last one of the school year — on May 20 from 7-10 p.m. in the gym, marking the school’s first stag event since March...

Staff Editorial: Lunch starting first before break opens up new opportunities for ASB, other electives

Staff Editorial: Lunch starting first before break opens up new opportunities for ASB, other electives

The Accolade Editorial Board May 16, 2022

The 2022-2023 Accolade editorial board unanimously agreed that next year’s bell schedule will benefit the multiple electives and student body of Sunny Hills. To prevent student burnout, the three...

Seniors Patrick Jimenez (left) and Darian Choi spring out of gift boxes to commence the Winter assembly on Dec. 12, 2021 in the gym. In addition to assemblies returning to double second format, the Associated Student Body will move to third period for the next school year, adjusting to the new bell schedule.

ASB moves to third period this fall to accommodate new bell schedule

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2022

To accommodate for the new 2022-2023 bell schedule that positions lunch before break, the Associated Student Body [ASB] got administrative approval to move from fifth to third period. “We generally...

The Associated Student Body [ASB] hosted prom at Hanger 21 South in Fullerton on April 9. It filled the site with carnival games and carnival food for juniors, seniors and invited underclassmen.

Prom for seniors, juniors, invited underclassmen returns Saturday, April 9, at Fullerton Airport after 3-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2022

Because of the waning COVID-19 pandemic, upperclassmen and invited underclassmen will for the first time in three years be able to attend a spring tradition to end the school year – the prom. But...

In response to the opposing team’s lineup announcement, many students in the Sunny Hills home section in the gym deliberately flip through The Accolade’s most recent issue, “Going Viral,” at the Feb. 18 boys basketball game against Ontario Christian High School. Since students are now allowed back onto the bleachers at home basketball games this school year, they have found more ways to increase audience participation to build school spirit after not being allowed to do so last season because of the pandemic.

Are they really reading newspapers? Return of fans to basketball games leads to revival of student section antics

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief March 1, 2022

They're reading newspapers! They're reading newspapers! Well, sort of. The Associated Student Body [ASB] and other students sitting in the Sunny Hills home bleachers of the varsity boys basketball...

News Whitten departure reaction

SH community anticipate new principal who embodies Whitten’s core characteristics

Irene Sheen, Special Sections Editor February 16, 2022

Following the December email announcement bearing news of former principal Allen Whitten’s departure, SH community members experience conflicting emotions, encompassing both disappointment as well as...

ASB student decorates the Christmas tree in the quad as a part of the 2016 holiday decorations. The annual quad decorations will return this year on Dec. 13.

Holiday quad decorations to return Dec. 13

Kayla Martinez, Staff Reporter December 7, 2021

For the first time since 2019, the Associated Student Body [ASB] will resume its annual tradition of decorating the quad with such items as ornaments and an inflatable snowman Dec. 13 to kick off final...

For the first time in two years, seniors will be able to have their annual Grad Nite at Disneyland and California Adventure on June 1. Tickets went on sale Nov. 29 and will be available until March 1.

PTSA to hold Grad Nite at Disneyland for the first time since 2019

Chloe Chun, Assistant Arts & Entertainment Editor November 30, 2021

After Disney Resorts had canceled Grad Nite at Anaheim’s Disneyland and California Adventure for the past two years because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials at the Happiest Place on Earth have...

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