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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

Freshmen and Link Crew leaders participate in a group stretch at the annual freshman orientation held Aug. 9 for the incoming Class of 2026. According to school officials, the 615 incoming ninth-graders come close to the 650 enrolled in the 2018-2019 school year.

Sunny Hills enrollment of 2,433 – with the help of 615 freshmen – continues to increase for a fifth straight year

Kate Yang, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2022

Despite declines in state, county and district enrollment in public schools, Sunny Hills has continued to increase its student population for a fifth straight year – a majority of students coming from...

For the 2022-2023 school year, Peter Karavedas makes the move from social science teacher and former head football coach to an assistant principal at Sunny Hills.

CALLING AN AUDIBLE: Ex-football head coach/social science teacher starts 2022-2023 school year as SH’s new assistant principal

Susie Kim, News Editor August 14, 2022

This is the first of a series of feature profiles of new, full-time teachers or administrators at Sunny Hills High School for the 2022-2023 school year. Subsequent stories will be posted soon in the Feature...

Peter Karavedas (center) holds the 2019 CIF-SS Division 8 Championship plaque after the Lancers defeated Santa Barbara High School 24-21 on Nov. 30, 2019.

NEW CHAPTER: Former head football coach Peter Karavedas shares his goals in education and plans for his family

Grace Johnson, Web Managing Editor April 1, 2022

As school officials are finalizing their search for a new head football coach, The Accolade was able to get an in-depth interview with the program's previous leader, social science teacher Peter Karavedas....

A screenshot of the Friday, Feb. 11,, statement from football head coach Peter Karavedas that was posted on the Sunny Hills football Instagram home page at 2:42 p.m. -- nearly an hour after Karavedas told his players he was stepping down during a lunch-time meeting at the campus weight room.

HANGING UP THE WHISTLE: After seven years – one of which included a CIF title – Lancers’ football head coach steps down, surprising players, boosters

Rachel Yun, Sports Editor February 15, 2022

In an unexpected announcement during a lunch-time meeting Friday, Feb.11 – before the three-day holiday weekend – football head coach Peter Karavedas told his players that he will no longer guide the...

Social sciences teacher Greg Del Crognale explains the reason behind increased gas prices in relation to the supply chain on Dec. 3. Del Crognale is one of multiple economics teachers who commented on what they believe the source of the problem lies with the nation’s economy.

Sunny Hills teachers ‘supply’ opinions on economic crisis

Nevya Patel , News Editor December 5, 2021

The supply chain: the process through which goods arrive to the consumer, according to Investopedia. An Oct. 21 Business Insider online article was among the first in the media to spot a break in this...

Quarterback senior Max Spero runs to avoid getting tackled during the third quarter of the Oct. 15 game against the Troy Warriors at Buena Park High School Stadium. The Lancers, who were playing in their homecoming game, came away with a 22-20 win that had all the makings of a rivalry affair, especially in a wild two minutes.

Sunny Hills football triumphs in the ‘Battle of the Nations,’ 22-20

Michelle Sheen, Editor-in-Chief October 21, 2021

The spectators, clad in black and yellow, swarmed among each other in the student section of the bleachers, cheering as the scoreboard read 22-20, which signified the end of the Friday, Oct. 15, football...

Who will be the first agents of shield?

Krishna Thaker, Special Sections Editor October 15, 2021

The winner of the USC vs. UCLA rivalry football game gets the Victory Bell.  The winner of the University of Las Vegas vs. University of Nevada rivalry football game gets a historic 545 pound cannon,...

School officials and students agree that the decades-old Sunny Hills High School dress code policy is outdated. Meanwhile, the Fullerton Joint Union High School District’s Student Advisory Council is also reviewing this issue for all campuses, including Sunny Hills.

ADDRESSING THE CODE

Krishna Thaker, Special Sections Editor October 6, 2021

The opening descriptions of this story are not meant to show that the writer or The Accolade is endorsing such behavior among students. They are merely a factual report of what has been happening at a...

The state has started sending special recall election ballot information to registered voters like this one. The name and address have been removed for confidentiality.

Do you qualify to vote in the Sept. 14 special election to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom?

Jaimie Chun, Managing Editor September 3, 2021

Seniors who were born on Sept. 14, 2003, or earlier but missed the Aug. 30 time frame to register to vote for a special election to decide the fate of California Gov. Gavin Newsom will have to wait until...

Running back junior David Mahood gets ready to push away a Canyon High School defensive back in the first quarter to earn some extra yards Aug. 20 at Buena Park High School stadium. Mahood had four touchdown runs and recorded 209 rushing yards, helping the Lancers overpower the Comanches 41-12 in their first preseason game of the 2021-2022 season.

Lancers dominate Canyon in football non-league opener with 41-12 win

Grace Johnson and Henry Lee August 23, 2021

Accolade sports editor Rachel Yun contributed to this story. “This is our house! This is our house!”  Those words echoed loud and clear from around 1,000 fans Friday, Aug. 20, standing in the...

Second-year quarterback senior Max Spero runs with a football while dodging the defense during a summer camp scrimmage Aug. 5 at the Sunny Hills field. The team prepared for its upcoming season with three hour-long practices that began June 21.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Sunny Hills football seeking to bring home another CIF championship, win Freeway League

Henry Lee, Web Editor-in-Chief August 19, 2021

Coaches: Peter Karavedas (head coach), Ron Newton (assistant head coach/defensive line/special teams), David Wilde (offensive coordinator/RB’s), Bruce Wallace (offensive line), Joseph Karavedas (wide...

Linebacker senior Carson Irons (bottom) falls down while tackling Fullerton quarterback senior Cameron Williams during the first quarter of the Lancers 31-7 win over Fullerton. Williams subbed in for starting quarterback senior Dylan Neal during several offensive series in the first quarter.

Lancers trounce first higher-ranked opponent in Fullerton 31-7, capture City Championship for third consecutive season

Grace Johnson and Andrew Ngo April 12, 2021

It was billed as the first big test of this condensed COVID-19 season for the Sunny Hills football team, its last home game of the 2020-2021 school year at Buena Park High School stadium. The 4-0 Lancers...

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