The Accolade

20 Questions for Top of the 2020 Class: Cecilia Lee commits to Yale University after graduating with a full International Baccalaureate diploma

Senior Cecilia Lee is one of the 12 valedictorians for the Class of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Image posted with permission from Cecilia Lee.

Annie Bang

May 19, 2020

In lieu of our senior print issue, The Accolade has decided to conduct a Q and A with each of the 12 valedictorians for online posting.  Question #1: What are your plans after high school? Answer: I’m planning on attending Yale University as a molecular, cellular, developmental biology major. ...

Science Olympiad places 4th at regionals, advances to state for first time in school history

Co-captains senior Cecilia Lee (center), senior Megan Luo (bottom right) and senior Samuel Kho (top right) join some of their Science Olympiad teammates in celebration of their fourth-place finish at the Feb. 15 regional competition held at the University of California, Irvine. Image posted with permission from William Kho.

Daniel Kong

March 17, 2020

This story was updated April 4 with additional student quotes and details about students who placed first in various events. Since 2016, Sunny Hills’ Science Olympiad team had been making progress in its goal of qualifying for the state competition held annually at the California Institute of Tec...

Challenge squared: Eighth-grade Parks student takes not one, but two academic classes at Sunny Hills

Eighth-grader Kyle Pak works on one of his zero period Algebra 2 Honors assignments in math teacher Nicole Knutson's class. Pak and two other Parks students take biology class at Sunny Hills as well. Photo take by Accolade staff writer Alice Shin.

Daniel Kong

January 21, 2020

Accolade staff writer Alice Shin contributed to this story. It’s the first day of the spring semester in Nicole Knutson’s zero period Algebra 2 Honors class. The 36 students enter the classroom and return to their seats from the fall semester. After Knutson shares her welcome back message,...

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