The Accolade

Junior Sharon Choi’s award-winning painting in the international 2021 Science Without Borders Challenge depicts the mangroves as a safety shelter for the small fish from the predators.

Junior wins $500 from art contest

Alice Lee May 28, 2021

After competing in the international 2021 Science Without Borders Challenge, junior Sharon Choi placed first in the category for 15-19-year-old students, winning $500 for her ocean conservation painting...

Teresa Hallbauer (left) appears in a Sept. 30, 1983, article about new teacher hires in The Accolade. The math instructor now goes by the name, Teri Klein, who appears in a 2020 yearbook photo. Klein retired after nearly 37 years in education, most of those spent at Sunny Hills High School.

Math teacher retires after more than three decades in the profession

Hannah Kim May 19, 2021

She’s the last to retire of the Sunny Hills teachers who were hired with her in September 1983 – icons like science teacher Jeff Nelson, who coordinated the International Baccalaureate program before...

Then-freshman Roy Datuin smiles with black and gold balloons at the 2019 Lancer Awards in Fullerton Union High School’s auditorium. Datuin won a Lancer Award in the math department.

School officials organize ‘Night in Hollywood’-themed Lancer Awards to be held May 19 for the first time after school in the quad

Sydney Lee May 17, 2021

Traditionally held in the Fullerton Auditorium, Lancer Awards night will occur May 19 on campus after school, administrators said. “I am excited to be able to acknowledge our amazing students in person,”...

Art teacher and International Baccalaureate coordinator Brian Wall holds up the 2020 Yale Educator Award after receiving it in the mail last September.

And the winner goes to … : Art teacher and IB coordinator reflects on Yale Educator Award

Divya Bharadwaj February 18, 2021

It was a month into the 2020-2021 school year -- one that started with Sunny Hills students learning from home again like March when the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out. Art teacher and International...

Then-junior Ella Eseigbe (center) cuts paper during a classroom simulation of a tent-making company in her IB Economics Higher Level 1 class last November. The class’ corresponding exam is just one of the many assessments that IB is modifying for the 2020-21 school year.

After canceling exams last year, IB eases requirements for full diploma candidates

Tyler Pak October 3, 2020

To mitigate the educational challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, the International Baccalaureate [IB] program has modified its curriculum and exams, which many SH students believe will...

Pre-Calculus Honors teacher Amanda Morris uses an online game Sept. 11 in her Period 3 class that pairs classmates randomly to reinforce concepts learned in class. Several teachers like Morris are finding new ways to make their virtual classes more engaging for students since the second round of distance learning started for the 2020-2021 school year.

Remote learning 2.0: Online games, polls, new tech tools used to provide a more enhanced version of instruction for students

Divya Bharadwaj September 19, 2020

After a month of distance learning using the Zoom virtual meeting platform, Pre-Calculus Honors teacher Amanda Morris decided it was time to change things up. “I chose this game because it gives you...

One of the virtual backgrounds used during the May 18 laureate ceremony and held on Zoom honoring the Conservatory of Fine Arts' Class of 2020. Image posted with permission from Brian Wall.

The show must go on — virtually for 10-year anniversary of Conservatory of Fine Arts laureate ceremony for Class of 2020

Nevya Patel May 18, 2020

To celebrate the Conservatory of Fine Arts’ [COFA] 10th year in existence at the Monday, May 18, laureate ceremony honoring the Class of 2020, director Brian Wall had planned for a painted mural on the...

School officials have cleared one section of the ivy outside art teacher Brian Wall’s classroom and have placed a picnic table for students to use during and outside of class time. The $1,500 project, a brainchild of PTSA president Ivonne Wang and principal Allen Whitten, calls for the clearing of the ivy and trees outside Room 137 and up to two picnic tables for students to use. Photo taken by Accolade adviser Tommy Li.

School officials plan to upgrade landscaping outside Room 137 with at least two picnic tables for student use

Rachel Yun May 3, 2020

When students are allowed to return to the Sunny Hills campus again, they could see some new changes outside art teacher Brian Wall’s classroom. The bushes and trees in front of Room 137 have been...

Junior Grace Park holds up her two award-winning paintings --

Annual District Art Show canceled because of COVID-19 outbreak; winners receive certificates, checks by mail

Hannah Yi, Tyler Pak, and Aaliyah Magana April 30, 2020

The 34th annual Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] Education Art Show at the district’s Education Center was originally scheduled to begin March 30 -- the first return date that the...

Fall festival planning committee members put together this Peanuts-themed poster promoting the Oct. 24 after school event featuring various programs from the Conservatory of Fine Arts. The 3-4:30 p.m. event will be held in the quad.

Conservatory of Fine Arts to hold fall festival featuring Peanuts pumpkin patch theme

Gianne Veluz October 24, 2019

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Conservatory of Fine Arts [COFA] plans to host its annual Fall Festival after school Oct. 24 with a theme based on the Peanuts cartoon episode titled, “It’s...

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