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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...

With the Fullerton Joint Union High School District board of trustees' latest directive, Sunny Hills students will be allowed to walk through the front entrance for live classroom instruction four days a week starting April 19.   Those learning from home can still continue to do so.

FJUHSD students to be allowed to come to campus four days a week beginning April 19; some still prefer to stay home over COVID-19 health and safety concerns

Kate Yang April 12, 2021

In a split vote, trustees for the Fullerton Joint Union High School District [FJUHSD] have approved allowing students to receive live, in-class instruction four days a week instead of only two beginning...

The Lancers’ No. 1 singles player, sophomore Carson Lee, returns a serve with a forehand during a 6-0 victory over Fullerton’s No. 1 singles player, junior Nathaniel Lee. Carson Lee would win all of his three sets, which contributed to a 15-3 Lancers victory over the Indians on April 8.

Boys tennis dominates Fullerton 15-3 to hold on to first place in Freeway League

Minjeong Kim April 11, 2021

After upsetting rival and defending Freeway League champion Troy April 1, the Sunny Hills boys tennis team could have had a letdown in its ensuing matches. But instead, the Lancers (4-0) have gone on...

Then-sophomore Gianne Veluz takes a selfie with her Lancer gold helium balloon in the background after she got inducted into the National Honor Society during fourth period in May 2019. While the club is still seeing an interest in new applicants, it has been unable to carry out any of its induction traditions since the coronavirus pandemic broke out a year ago in March.

Club Corner: Despite lack of fan … or balloon fare in welcoming inductees and changes to application process because of coronavirus health and safety issues, National Honor Society still seeing interest to join group

Hanna Jung March 20, 2021

They come unannounced into various classrooms holding ribbons with helium balloons tied at the other end. Their mission: to hand off a Sunny Hills Lancer gold balloon to the next wave of high achieving...

Not his first rodeo — English teacher who grew up on a dairy farm gets most student votes to kiss the cow as culmination of Future Farmers of America Week

Alice Lee March 16, 2021

English teacher Randy Oudega never thought he would get enough votes from students to be nominated for the honor of a Future Farmers of America [FFA] spring semester tradition: Kiss the Cow. “Udder...

Sunny Hills football players kneel while listening to head coach Peter Karavedas' postgame speech. Karavedas' boys combined for eight touchdowns in the dominating victory.

Football rolls past Fountain Valley 56-14 in first game back since championship season

Andrew Ngo and Grace Johnson March 13, 2021

They waited. And waited. And finally, their patience paid off in a big way. A big, big way — as in tonight’s 56-14 drubbing of the visiting Fountain Valley Barons (0-1) in their return to the...

A group of Accolade editors and journalism adviser Tommy Li (right) celebrate Tuesday, March 9, after school outside the 130s wing their recent accomplishments, winning Best of Show plaques for newspaper and online from the Saturday, Feb. 20, Orange County Journalism Education Association writeoffs contest as well as earning the program's second Silver Crown plaque last spring from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Because of coronavirus-related campus restrictions, Li and his editors wore masks and remained six feet apart.

The Accolade’s online website wins Best of Show for first time in Orange County writeoffs contest; newspaper also earns Best of Show plaque for fifth straight year

Nevya Patel March 11, 2021

For the first time since The Accolade revived its news website in the 2018-2019 school year, the program swept the Orange County Journalism Education Association [OCJEA] Best of Show categories for Newspaper...

No. 2 singles player junior Nataljia Glavy hits a backhand during a Tuesday, March 2, match against El Dorado High School. Glavy won all three of her sets by the scores of 6-0, 7-5, 6-0, contributing to the Lady Lancers’ 73-71 victory.

Girls tennis edges El Dorado in Tuesday’s season opener decided by 73-71 tiebreaker

Grace Johnson March 3, 2021

While the Sunny Hills boys tennis team easily disposed of El Dorado in the Lancers’ season opener at home, the Lady Lancers had a more challenging time against girls tennis players from the same school...

The Lancers’ No. 1 singles player, sophomore Owen Taylor, serves during a 6-2 victory over El Dorado’s No. 1 singles player, Nathan Chung. Taylor would win one of his two sets en route to a 14-4 Sunny Hills victory over the Golden Hawks on March 1.

Sunny Hills boys tennis becomes second sport on campus to start its season, defeats El Dorado 14-4 in a home match March 1

Minjeong Kim March 2, 2021

Despite the lack of team practice time on campus because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Sunny Hills boys tennis team easily dismantled its first opponent of the season, dominating El Dorado in a March...

Keeping with the campus’ health and safety protocol of remaining six feet apart, principal Allen Whitten (center) leads a ceremony Thursday during break announcing Sunny Hills’ employees of the year.

Dance teacher, guidance technician earn teacher, classified employee of the year award

Lauren Jung February 19, 2021

Principal Allen Whitten held a ceremony at the quad Thursday during break in honor of the 2020-2021 employees of the year — dance teacher and Dance Production coach Leiana Volen and guidance technician...

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...

Class of 2014 students react to the movie they were watching in the Sunny Hills quad during the Oct. 3 Senior Sunrise, considered the first traditional senior event of the school year. The Class of 2021 will be the first to not be able to have one because of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused all Associated Student Body on-campus events to be canceled in the fall semester. Some seniors, however, are working on organizing an off-campus gathering that's not school sponsored to be held on the roof of a downtown Brea parking structure at 375 West Birch St. on an undecided Friday in March.

Senior class president organizes off-campus, non-school-sponsored Senior Sunrise next month in Brea after traditional October event is canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic

Anthony Keem February 16, 2021

With the first traditional senior event of the 2020-2021 school year -- Senior Sunrise -- getting the ax because of the coronavirus pandemic, some students are working on a free, alternative non-Sunny...

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