The Downey Legend

After graduating high school on June 17, seniors Martin Ponce and Sabrina Vidrio will be attending community college in the fall of 2015. “Even though our squad is going to different colleges,” Ponce said, “we’re sticking together.” “Yeah, I’m kinda stuck with him,” Vidrio said.

Welcome to the good life

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer June 16, 2015

The Downey High School seniors are getting ready to graduate from the 2014-2015 school year and are saying their final farewells to the campus staff, administrators, and friends. From senior portraits,...

Getting chocolate sauce poured on his ice cream, Eduardo Ubillus, 11, chats with another student on June 4, outside the J building. Ubillus enjoyed working with the students in Cramm’s class.

Shaking it up

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer June 16, 2015

On Thurs., Jun. 4, Mr. Russ Cramm’s Chemistry students teamed up with Mr. Gallegos and his Special Day Class to make ice cream outside of the J building in order to bring the students together.   As...

On June 3, in the gym, junior Cintia Macias, a member of the yearbook staff, helps pass out drinks to the students who showed up for the yearbook distribution party. “I was happy to see the students looking at the book and smiling because their friends are in it,” Macias said, “I loved the excitement the students got when they got the yearbook.”

A sense of nostalgia

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer June 15, 2015

On Wed., Jun. 3, the Downey High Yearbook staff hosted a Yearbook distribution party, open to all students, that included pizza, drinks, music, and a free photo booth in the gym. At this party, students...

Senior Jaime Garcia asked senior Grace Choi to prom, on May 22 at snack, using green balloons to symbolize the green light featured in The Great Gatsby, which ties into this years prom theme: The Roaring 20s. “It took a lot of planning and thinking in order to get everything perfect,” Garcia said, “but at the end of the day, it was all worth it.”

To ask or to be asked

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor June 5, 2015

As the biggest dance of the year approaches, Downey High students are anxious to ask or to be asked to prom. Once ticket sales are announced, the hunt is on to find cool and unique ways to ask that special...

On May, 27, senior Gabriel Garcia expresses his feelings about all his hard work on his business presentation. “Do what you love and the money will come,” Garcia said. “It was a pretty awesome feeling knowing that all my hard work paid off.”

Taking care of business

Sophie prettyman, Staff Writer May 29, 2015

In April, Downey High School students from Mrs. Hernandez’s Business and Entrepreneurship classes competed in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Greater Los Angeles competition. One of these students,...

On Mar. 18, students from Downey High School attended the Yale University meeting held by Daniela Dellarza to receive information about the university. The meeting provided information on the campus like financial aid, housing, and requirements for going to Yale.

Scouting out the Ivy League

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer March 25, 2015

On Mar. 18, Yale University sent Daniela Dellarza, a student ambassador, to visit Downey High School in the Career Center and talk to underclassmen about the opportunities they have to apply and attend...

On Feb. 25, the students in the Sprench Club were able to experience how the Jewish people lived and reenacted the Holocaust. “Considering the fact that I have a Jewish cousin, I learned a lot about the background of the Jewish culture,” Steven Kuyper, 11, said.

The history of tolerance

Celine Spence, Public Relations March 10, 2015

On Wednesday, Feb. 25, both the AP French class and the Sprench club took a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance to learn about the history and importance of tolerance.   The AP French class...

During the last week of February, both seniors and cousins, Andres Diaz and German Diaz, celebrate the top applicant reception letter they received from the University of California, Santa Barbara. They both plan on attending the ceremony together and are excited for what there is to come.

Becoming a gaucho

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer March 10, 2015

In mid Feb., a select few Downey High School seniors received an invitation from the University of California, Santa Barbara inviting them to a reception for top applicants where they will honor their...

On Feb. 24 during lunch Camille Norczyk , 11, talks about how she enjoys talking to kids and getting them prepared for what’s to come for them in the future. “I like the feeling of people looking up to me,” Norczyk said.

Born to lead

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer February 25, 2015

On Jan. 31, junior Camille Norczyk spoke at a leadership conference held by the 4H organization, at Good Shepherd Christian Church, in the city of Los Angeles, where she taught kids ranging from the ages...

The varsity colorguard team performs their 2015 winterguard show titled, Aphrodite on Feb. 8 in the gym. “Performing is fun because you get to be with your friends,” Roa stated.

To the beat of their own drums

Celine Spence, Public Relations February 18, 2015

On Sunday, Feb. 8, in the DHS gym, the Downey High School color guard and percussion hosted their annual Parent Preview to perform their winter season shows for friends and family.   With friends...

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