The Downey Legend

AP Government Students Serve as Pollworkers for Midterm Elections

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Student Life

As part of a project report for the class, select AP Government students participated as clerks for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Students chosen to volunteer on election day were given a specific polling place and were required to attend training before they worked the polls.   Trainin...

Viking Marching Band Moves to AA

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

On Nov. 3, the Downey High School Marching Band and Colorguard competed at the Chino Band Review/Field Tournament. The band placed first in their division which qualified them to move into the AA division, the highest division a band can compete in. This is the first time that the band has been able to ...

Overcoming Cancer: Anais Bald

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

The year before her diagnosis, Anais Bald, 12, would frequently get sick and, unbeknownst to her, cancer was to blame.   In June of 2017,  Bald was diagnosed with 3B Ocular Melanoma, a skin cancer that found its way to her right eye. She had to undergo surgery a week after her diagnosis t...

Tristan Yepez is a Brand Agent for Hollister Co.

Tristan Yepez is a Brand Agent for Hollister Co.

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Once minors turn 16, with exceptions, they are eligible by the state to have part-time jobs. Downey High student Tristan Yepez, 12, opted to participate in this opportunity. He applied and accepted a Hollister offer to become a brand agent.   Yepez is one of 75 brand agents that are ...

Overcoming Adversity: Angie Chavez

Overcoming Adversity: Angie Chavez

Diego Martinez, Writer

November 25, 2018


Filed under Legends, Student Life

Dealing with personal adversity can be a strain on many, whether it be a social issue, a family matter, a psychological issue, or even a medical complication. Students at Downey High are no exception to such dilemmas, especially junior Angie Chavez, who has to face rare and fatal medical conditions....

ELD Tutoring Yay…or Nay…

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 16, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

English Language Development (ELD) is a program dedicated to helping students adapt to English when it was not their first language.  Very few of these ELD students strive for more and find themselves doing poorly among their classes. In light of this, the ELD Tutoring service idea was conjured. &...

Jazz II Goes to Disneyland

Diego Martinez, Writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Downey High Jazz II band attended the annual Disneyland Jazz festival. This year marks the ninth time Jazz II has brought music to the wonderland in hopes of bringing joy and tasteful jazz. They had high expectations for themselves and anticipated the viewing of other jazz bands...

The Striking Vikings Begin Competition Season

Francesca Ortiz, Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

The Downey High School Robotics Team, known as The Striking Vikings,  kicked off their season on Oct. 20 at a community service event to celebrate Halloween. The team showcased their robot that took six weeks to build and dressed to reflect Disney’s Wall-E for Halloween. The team also showcased a r...

DHS College Fair

DHS College Fair

Adrian Soto, Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Community, Student Life, Top Stories

Due to the student interest in pursuing education after high school, Downey High School hosted the annual District Wide College Fair on Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the Allen Layne Stadium field.   California possess the largest number of universities of any one state in the United States. ...

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