The Downey Legend

At Downey High’s pool, on June 3, seniors Haley Lueanos, Miriam Castillo and junior Raven Perez, take a swim for the final Amigos Club BBQ of the school year. “The pool party was really fun,” Castillo said. “It was a great time and very relaxing.”

Amigos make a splash

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor June 16, 2015

On Wed., June 3, the DHS Amigos hosted their first ever Amigos Pool Party at the Downey Aquatics Center.   The Amigos met at the pool during their third period and came together to eat, swim...

In the Downey High School farm, Luis Zavala, 10, holds new eggs he picked up from the hen house and is ready to move them to their temporary homes to make room for the baby chickens on June 1. “It is easy to work with them since they are babies because they’re easier to handle,” Zavala stated.

New chicks on the block

Mehak Khan, Staff Writer June 16, 2015

On Mon., June 1, Downey High School added several new baby chickens to its farm. The on-campus farm developed in 2011, which led to the creation of Farm Club in 2015 by Mr. Houts, Downey High School’s...

At the Downey High School theatre, on June 5, Alida Bouris and Yanna Bouris are added to the Hall of Fame. Bouris was recognized for her lifetime of academics and her involvement with the organizations of HIV Elimination and AIDS Research Center, and Bouris was recognized for her achievements at Downey, working in a biotechnology industry, as well as for being an intellectual property lawyer.

Standing in the hall of fame

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer June 16, 2015

Important members of the community, city council members, school board members, families, and Downey students gathered together at the Downey High theater on Friday, June 5, 2015, as six alumni were inducted...

On June 5, Jennifer Gavriiloglou, 11, donates blood to the Red Cross in the Downey High School gym, because she wants to save lives. “This is my first time donating and it was a great experience,” Gavriiloglou stated.

Blood drives save lives

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief June 15, 2015

On Fri., June, 5 the blood drive was held at Downey High, in the school’s gymnasium, and was hosted by the American Red Cross, which hosts 200,000 blood drives every year. Students and staff participate...

Due to their performance in their CTE classes, such as dance and health occupations, four girls are honored by receiving medals from the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program, on April 28. Left to Right: Mrs. Delgado, counselor, Natalie Turcios, 12, Briana Reed, 12, Mr. Houts, principal, Genesis Hardiman, 12, Fatima Lima, 11, and coundelors Mrs. Loyarte, Mr. Frye, and Mrs. Morse.

One school, four medalists

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer May 29, 2015

On Tues., Apr. 28, Mr. Frye honored four Downey High Career and Technical Education students, in the Career Center, for winning three bronze medals and a silver medal at the Career Technical Education...

On Apr. 23, Downey students receive the opportunity to attend the Families Against Sex Trafficking presentation. One of the sex trafficking victims made an appearance and gave a speech about what she had gone through.

Victims speak out

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor May 15, 2015

On Thurs. Apr. 23, D’Lita Miller, the founder of Families Against Sex Trafficking and a former trafficking victim, spoke to Downey High’s Stop the Traffick club and the student body in the theater.   D’Lita...

During the weekend of Apr. 9-12, Aron Ramirez, 12, went to Town and Country, a hotel located in San Diego, to participate in the Skills USA competition and advances to the nationals in Lowville, Kentucky.  “It made me feel like a proud papa when all the teams medalled, because I saw that every individuals effort was paid off.”

So you think you have skills?

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer May 13, 2015

Over spring break, Downey High’s Quiz Bowl team competed at SkillsUSA, in San Diego, California, where they swept the competition winning gold, silver, and bronze medals and qualified for the national...

At the Downey High School gym on April 17, the Sadie’s DJ interacts with students attending the dance to get the crowd hyped up. “ The DJ was awesome, [I] love how he came down and hyped us up,” senior Destiny Ayala said.

It’s the ladies’ turn

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif May 6, 2015

On Fri., Apr. 18, the Downey High student body attended the luau themed Sadie’s dance in the gym. The dance, titled “Lets Have A Tiki part 2,” was decorated with Hawaiian props and a black light...

Don’t forget the ladies

Don’t forget the ladies

Sophie Prettyman , Staff Writer March 31, 2015

I turn on the TV and an image of a woman in a skimpy bikini eating a cheeseburger while men ogle her as if she was a yummy piece of meat herself materializes on the screen. I change the channel; another...

From Sussman Middle School, Roxanne Victoria, 8, visits Downey High School on Mar. 10, to get a better experience of the campus she will be attending next year. “I was chosen to play a trivia game with three other people, and I won a prize,” Victoria said.

Future fresh meat visit DHS

Akhila Nallamilli, Staff Writer March 27, 2015

On Tues., Mar. 10, Sussman Middle School students visited Downey High School for an informational tour around campus where they were introduced to several Career Technical Education classes.   One...

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