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May 9, 1996 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
High school newspapers in Fullerton and Santa Ana received top honors Wednesday in the 1996 Times Orange County's Journalism Awards, presented to the top young writers, editors, photographers and artists. Capturing first place and a $1,000 prize for the best publication with five or more pages was the Accolade at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton.
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May 30, 2008 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A Fullerton high school history teacher who was jailed this week when police -- acting on a tip -- found a shotgun and marijuana in his car in the school parking lot was the "victim of an elaborate setup," police said Thursday. Investigators are now convinced that Gregory Abbott, 31, of Placentia, who has taught at Sunny Hills High School for seven years, is innocent and was actually a victim, said Sgt. Mike MacDonald of the Fullerton Police Department.
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January 14, 1993 | NATE BARKSDALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Nate Barksdale is a junior at Sunny Hills High School, where he is a page editor for the Accolade, the student newspaper. He is a regular contributor to High Life.
It stands high above the masses, its hulking frame towering over all it surveys. As one stares at it (from a safe distance), three descriptive phrases come to mind: It's big. It's bad. It's green. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Some call it a monstrosity, others call it an anomaly. But Sunny Hills High School senior Jeff Foye calls it transportation. Since early this school year, Foye's pea-green 1949 Chevy Carry-All has graced his high school's parking lot.
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January 30, 2005 | Dana Parsons
Not that I need to feel any older, but nothing does the trick like hearing from someone you interviewed 12 years ago. Unfortunately, in another reminder of old age, I had to check the archives to see exactly what I'd written in April 1993 about Elizabeth Bangs that prompted her to write last week. Turns out that Bangs, a 1993 Sunny Hills High School graduate and now a lecturer in political science at Princeton, keeps up with her hometown Fullerton news.
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January 7, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tim Devaney, who guided Sunny Hills High to three Southern Section football championships in 19 seasons, has stepped down as the Lancer coach to spend more time with his family. Devaney, 54, was among the more tenured coaches in Orange County, having been the Lancer coach since 1980. Only two current head coaches have been at their schools longer--Saddleback's Jerry Witte, who was hired in 1974, and Pacifica's Bill Craven, who was hired in 1976.
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October 14, 1985 | BRIAN HILDERBRAND
A broad grin spread across Javier Santiago's face as he pondered the question. "What's the biggest adjustment I have to make?" he asked, repeating the question. "That's easy. It's the way kids like to have fun here. I like the parties." It should be a smooth transition if learning how to party is the biggest adjustment native Puerto Rican Javier Santiago and his younger brother, Jose, have to make now that they're living in Southern California and attending Sunny Hills High School.
SPORTS
December 15, 1991
Carrie Garritson of Sunny Hills High School finished sixth and Shelley Taylor of Edison 21st in the Kinney national cross-country championships Saturday at Balboa Park. Garritson, a sophomore, covered the 5,000-meter course in 18 minutes 2.2 seconds. Taylor, a senior, ran 18:48.6.
SPORTS
September 30, 1993
Bob Pierce has been hired as the boys' basketball coach at Sunny Hills High School, Principal George Giokaris said Wednesday. Pierce replaces Steve White, who retired from coaching after last season. Pierce was an assistant at Southern California College the last five seasons. Prior to that, he was the girls' coach at Westminster for two seasons.
SPORTS
March 12, 1986
Sunny Hills High School forward Rob Burrer, who averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds per game, was named boys' basketball Player of the Year in the freeway league in a vote of the league coaches. Player of the Year-- Rob Burrer (Troy), 6-4, F, Sr. Coach of the Year--Mike Williams (Troy).
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April 15, 1999 | Christine Castro, (714) 966-7440
Sunny Hills High School will be one of 49 high schools competing in the 1999 U.S. Academic Decathlon championships beginning today. The nine-member team will compete in "Creative Problem Solving," one of the decathlon's 10 events. The competition will be held through Friday at various sites throughout Orange County, including Cal State Fullerton and Troy High School. An awards banquet will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the WestCoast Anaheim Hotel.
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March 7, 2004 | Eric Sondheimer
From this day on, whenever a basketball team has nine losses in December and the season looks bleak, all the coach has to say is, "Remember Sunny Hills High." No scriptwriter could have dreamed up what Fullerton Sunny Hills pulled off Saturday, winning the Southern Section Division II-AA boys' basketball championship with a 41-38 victory over Villa Park at the Arrowhead Pond. This was a team that once had a 3-9 record. This was a team that finished the regular season with 13 losses.
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February 26, 2001 | MELANIE NEFF, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Denny Oenar of Sunny Hills still remembers his victory over Loara's Jon Guerin last season to win the boys' singles championship in the Freeway League badminton finals. Oenar had played Guerin twice earlier in the season and had lost both times to the two-time defending league champion. However, it was a different story in their third meeting, and Oenar smiled as he recalled the final score, 15-3, 7-15, 15-7. "That was a big win for me," Oenar said.
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January 4, 2001
FULLERTON 3:30 p.m. Music Though named after Mozart, the Amadeus Trio won't play any works by that composer on this Sunday program, part of the 42nd season of free afternoon concerts sponsored by the Fullerton Friends of Music. Instead, they'll plays works by Haydn (Trio in E minor), Gaspar Cassado (Trio), and Tchaikovsky (Trio in A minor.
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December 26, 1999 | KATE FOLMAR and KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
You'll forgive Jessica Daniel if she's been lacking a little Christmas spirit. Her bedroom resembles a tornado's wake. And there's been so much packing to cram in between the rehearsals, swim practice, yearbook preparations and finals in her advanced-placement and honors classes at Sunny Hills High. Besides, she's been under the weather. But today, 14-year-old Jessica will get some much-needed holiday down time. On a plane. With a hundred or so other kids. Bound for Rome.
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June 13, 1999 | DIANE PUCIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Josh Hochgesang is the kind of kid Cal State Fullerton just can't quite sign. Hochgesang grew up in Fullerton, went to Sunny Hills High, was a high school All-American with a gaudy grade-point average to go with his gaudy batting average (.507). So Hochgesang was forced to choose between a sizable signing bonus and a job with the New York Yankees or a baseball scholarship to Stanford. Good grades, good pro potential, bye-bye Fullerton.
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April 15, 1999 | Christine Castro, (714) 966-7440
Sunny Hills High School will be one of 49 high schools competing in the 1999 U.S. Academic Decathlon championships beginning today. The nine-member team will compete in "Creative Problem Solving," one of the decathlon's 10 events. The competition will be held through Friday at various sites throughout Orange County, including Cal State Fullerton and Troy High School. An awards banquet will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the WestCoast Anaheim Hotel.
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April 23, 1996 | KIMBERLY BROWER and MIMI KO CRUZ and HOPE HAMASHIGE
Sunny Hills High School's agriculture curriculum has won a "superior" rating from the state Department of Education. The accolade places the Sunny Hills program on a national list of elite agriculture education programs, school officials said. Also, Sunny Hills agriculture instructor Scot Worrell has been named outstanding advisor by the California Assn. of Future Farmers of America.
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March 10, 1999
About a dozen Sunny Hills High School honors students have been disciplined for using e-mail to share information on a history final--a vivid example of how computer technology is making it easier to cheat in school. The cheating occurred during finals week in January and was initiated by at least one 10th-grade student who took the test and e-mailed its questions and answers to fellow students.
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