The Downey Legend

El Jefe

Ashley Hernandez, Photographer December 15, 2022

With the football season coming to an end, Downey High School can stand proud of what our football team has accomplished. Our Vikings on the field, led by Ian Hernandez, jersey #10, showed great resilience...

Applying to College

Cesar Lopez, Writer November 3, 2022

As the start of Autumn comes, so does the college application process. The CSU/UC applications have opened since October 1st and remain open until November 30th. California Community College has no deadline...

Downey’s 2022 Senior Shades Day

Denise Rodriguez and Miranda Ortiz March 22, 2022

Downey High School hosts Senior Day every 22nd of the month to make seniors feel involved and special for their last year of high school. On March 22, 2022, the theme was bring your senior shades.    Hailey...

Last Semester of High School: A Deeper Look

Jessica Arellano and Monica Luna February 2, 2022

Downey’s 2022 seniors  have been fortunate enough to have a senior year without any shutdowns, compared to the class of 2020 and 2021. With this being their last year of high school, many seniors...

Last Semester for the Class of 2022

Daniela Varela, Photographer January 30, 2022

As the end of the school year is approaching, seniors are being asked about their thoughts on their last semester of their high school career. Evidently, this second semester began with a rough start especially...

Downey High Varsity Girls Volleyball Defeats Warren, Again

Kailani Fletcher and Kimberly Moreno October 16, 2021

Downey High’s Varsity Girls Volleyball team tasted success after beating Warren at home in the annual Dig Pink game that took place on September 28th, 2021. With that momentum, the Vikings headed...

Senior Night 2021

Kailani Fletcher and Kimberly Moreno October 1, 2021

Even though Senior year is full of an overwhelming amount of “last times”, events like Downey High School’s Senior Night can make each past and future moment more memorable for twelfth graders....

Wanting to follow in her fathers footsteps, Christsine Mier, 12, plans to attend the same college as him; Mier tells The Downey Legend that she plans to attend Princeton to major in Computer Science. Having been a part of thein Femineers club for all 4 years and taking all the honors and AP classes that have been available for her, Mier prepares to add theseonto her application. Outside of school, Mier went to her dad for help to ask or review anything college related, “He went to my dream school so he’s someone that Im comfortable asking questions to,” she stated. “And he’s gonna know what they want, he’s someone who can look over my writing to check for any weird mistakes.”

Seniors Applying for College

Leilani Montes, Photographer September 28, 2021

Interested in the medical field, Savanna Rosales, 12, is looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for her. “It’s kind of a scary feeling to move from highschool to college because there’s a lot of unknown, but I’m excited,” Rosales stated. “I don’t know where I am going yet but Ive decided between Long Beach or Cal Poly. I’m still trying to see which will be better for myself to become a nurse or pharmacist.”

Beyond High School

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager April 5, 2020

As the semester comes to an end, senior, Helen Rosario says goodbye to her Sociology class and hello to her new spot in Musical Theatre. “I’ve always been into theatre and art,” Rosario stated. “It’s my senior year so I figured I should have some fun and take a class I genuinely would enjoy.”

New Semester, New Elective

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor January 22, 2020

Beginning on Jan. 6, Downey High School students prepare for second semester and are taking new electives. From Small Business Concepts to American Government, Downey High students have a wide range...

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