The Downey Legend

Mr. Nevarez and Mr. Young Share Teacher of the Month

Jasmine Fernandez, Copy Editor

May 29, 2018

Filed under Student Life

In the footsteps of teachers honored with the achievement earlier in the school year, Downey High presented Mr. Young of the science department and Mr. Nevarez of the social studies department with Teacher of the Month for the month of May.   While they work with different disciplines, both individuals tea...

Drama Production Presents: Grease

Brenda Melara, Writer

May 25, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Theatre

The Drama Production presents their production of Grease at the Downey City Theater. The shows took place at 12:30 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. on May 10 and 11.The early functions were free for all Downey High School students and were purchased on the annex office, while the 6:00 p.m. shows were $8.00 for...

Censorship Felt in ERWC Classes

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

May 25, 2018

Filed under Seniors, Student Life

As the school year begins to come to an end, seniors in their CSU Expository Reading and Writing classes, ERWC, are discussing gender and society norms put on genders. The curriculum allows for students to voice their opinion on their current view on society and the toll labels have on a person.   ...


Dennise Reynoso, Writer

May 25, 2018

Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Student Life

For several days in the last three weeks of April, students from Intermediate/Advanced Art have participated in the creation of their murals. The artwork was displayed outside the J-Building, in front of the halls for passing students to view the large scale illustrations.   Each year t...

Preparing for College

Valeria Ostorga, Writer

May 25, 2018

Filed under Seniors, Student Life

As of June, most Downey High School graduates will begin their first summer out of high school and soon start college in the fall. Some students have chosen to study far from home while others decide to stay close. With the upcoming change, Downey High School seniors share of how they are preparing for c...

Unknown Wilting by Andres Flores

Nicole Estrada, Writer

May 25, 2018

Filed under Seniors, Student Life

While being in Downey High School’s production of Grease, Andres Flores had to leave before the last show on Friday, May 11 to see whether or not his painting made it to top 5 in the Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Show. Flores ended up winning second place for his work “Unknown Wiliting,” cr...

Photography Student Wins Gold Medal on SkillsUSA

Brenda Melara, Writer

May 21, 2018

Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

A selected group of students from the Advanced Photography class of Ronda Cordova went to Ontario, California on April 19, 2018 to participate in SkillsUSA in the categories of Photography and Career Pathway Showcase. At the end of the week, Leslie Paniagua, 12,  won the gold medal in the category ...

D.T.A.S.C Shakespeare Festival

Nicole Estrada, Writer

May 15, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Back at James Monroe High School for their second year on April 21, Mr. Nelson, Downey High’s drama teacher took six groups to the annual acting competition known as D.T.A.S.C (Drama Teacher Association of Southern California) Shakespeare Festival. Three of the groups made it to semifinals- Taming o...

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