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20 Questions for Top of the 2020 Class: Samuel Kho stays organized while graduating at the top of his class

Senior Samuel Kho is one of the 12 valedictorians in the Class of 2020. Image posted with permission from Samuel Kho.

Aaliyah Magana

May 26, 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: Johns Hopkins Neuroscience/Physics Research. See if I can get the Woodrow Wilson Grant. Question #2: Which ex...

20 Questions for Top of the 2020 Class: Andrew Tran graduates as a valedictorian and reminisces about the summer days spent with friends

Senior Andrew Tran poses for his senior portrait in early August 2019. Reprinted with permission from Andrew Tran.

Aaliyah Magana

May 25, 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: UCLA as a human physiology major.  Question #2: Which extracurriculars and clubs have you been a part of?  ...

As COVID-19 pandemic continues to make history, Science Olympiad team’s bid to make more history of its own ends

The Southern California Science Olympiad website posted its March 6 announcement about the cancellation of its April 4 state competition because of growing COVID-19 concerns. This would've been the first time that the 15-member team from Sunny Hills was eligible to compete at this level after placing fourth in the regional event at the University of California, Irvine., Feb. 15.

Nevya Patel

April 19, 2020

They had already made history for Sunny Hills High School. The 15 Science Olympiad competitors had hoped they would continue their historic run at the April 4 Southern California Science Olympiad Tournament at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. But the spread of the coronavirus and Ca...

April 4: Why losing the chance to compete at Science Olympiad states feels worse than not qualifying at all

Freshman Maggie Kho (left) and junior Hannah Kim take a practice Codebusters test Feb. 14 at Kho’s house after school, working on improving their decrypting skills together on a timed-bonus question to prepare for the regional Science Olympiad competition the next day. Though the Sunny Hills team made history in being the school's first squad to advance to the Southern California state tournament, the April 4 competition was canceled a month ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Image posted with permission from Anika Madan.

Hannah Kim

April 4, 2020

LIVING UNDER THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS This is part of a series of columns from The Accolade staff about their various experiences during the school closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to submit some of your experiences, please email us at [email protected] We — the S...

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...

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