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The Accolade

The Student News Site of Sunny Hills High School

The Accolade

In an effort to raise awareness about drug abuse – especially since prom occurs this month in April – students in Friday Night Live [FNL] have organized a new contest addressing the question: “What does drug prevention mean to you?” This part of the FNL flyer shows the varying Starbucks gift card values as prizes for the top three entries.

$45 worth of Starbucks gift cards offered as prizes in new drug prevention contest

Jaimie Chun April 8, 2022

In an effort to get more students to enter its new drug prevention contest offering three Starbucks gift cards as prizes, Friday Night Live [FNL] has extended its entry deadline to Friday, April 15, club...

Senior Andi Elisaldez (left) and AVID coordinator Jennifer Papageorge show off the AVID Senior Standout Award certificate.

AVID Senior Standout reflects on her recognition

Irene Sheen February 8, 2022

Time is of the essence, and for senior Andi Elisaldez, this was all the more true.  During her college admissions process, Elisaldez had one more concern aside from academics and extracurriculars.  “The...

Lori Larsen is the only Sunny Hills teacher who will retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year next week. Larsen was instrumental in setting up on campus the Advancement Via Individual Determination program, which started in 2006.

After 31 years in education, AVID and business teacher Lori Larsen retires to pursue dream of fixing up house in South Carolina

Lira Jeong May 19, 2020

For 14 years, Lori Larsen has encouraged her students to pursue their dreams of getting admitted into a four-year college through the Advancement Via Individual Determination [AVID] program. And after...

Senior Dana Mabin holds up the email she received April 7 from the Orange County Community Foundation notifying her of the $25,000 scholarship she received from a county AVID awards ceremony, which was canceled and turned into a virtual slide presentation ceremony because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the email, Mabin will be given $6,250 through a scholarship check which will be mailed directly to her educational institution to help cover each year’s college tuition up to four years total.

Sunny Hills AVID Senior Standout gets top scholarship prize of $25,000 from virtual Orange County Department of Education awards ceremony

Andrew Park April 21, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis with several senior-related events canceled or drastically changed, Dana Mabin received some good news from the Orange County Department of Education [OCDE]. This...

Senior Dana Mabin holds up the certificate she received back in November for being this school years AVID Senior Standout. Mabin will be recognized April 20 at the University of California at Irvines Barclay Theater. That’s also the same day when she’ll find out whether she will be awarded up to $24,000 for the Orange County AVID scholarship and up to $2,500 for the AVID Orange County Dollars scholarship. Image used with permission from Lori Larsen.

Meet this year’s Sunny Hills AVID Senior Standout: Dana Mabin

Andrew Park January 21, 2020

“Hard-working, driven, determined, ambitious and focused.” Those are the words from an staff email that Lori Larsen, the district’s coordinator of the Advancement Via Individual Determination...

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