The Downey Legend

Monterey Jazz Festival

Diego Martinez, Writer

October 10, 2018


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

On the weekend of Sept. 21, the Downey High Jazz 1 Band attended the annual Monterey Jazz Festival. The Jazz 1 group players hold themselves to high regards when it comes to their performance and note the event as their best in years. The show time for the Downey High musicians began at 3:00 PM and band directo...

New Sports in Town: E-Sports

Adrian Soto, Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

With the interest of video game competition rising in Downey, students of both Downey and Warren High School are organising themselves to create the “First Inaugural Overwatch E-Sports Tournament.” As the name implies, Downey E-Sports will be dedicated to the first person shooter video game Overwat...

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Business Manager

October 2, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Parents & Teachers, Student Life

Gathering cans together to help the Downey community, Downey High School and the Downey Parent Teacher Student Association, HELPS, or Health Educational Local Pantry Services, marked Sept. 10 as the first day of their annual food drive.   Mrs. Gunderson, one of Downey’s EAP math teachers, although did not p...

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...

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...

Kids Giving Back

Makayla Riley, Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Community, Student Life

At Downey High, students are actively getting involved in their community. By volunteering at such places like hospitals and parks, they are showing their willingness to aid others in a need to create a safe, clean, and caring environment.   Samantha Chiccarelli is a junior at Downey High who currently pl...

End of Dance Team Competition Season

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

May 1, 2018


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

The Downey High Dance team kicked off their competition season on Dec. 9, 2017 with the CADTD Dance Competition. Their season has come to an end with their last competition being the USA Dance Nationals. Previous to Nationals, they placed first place in Large Hip-Hop and second in small jazz and small ...

Downey High School Competes at the SkillsUSA State Competition

Downey High School Competes at the SkillsUSA State Competition

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

From Thursday, Apr. 19 to Sunday, Apr. 22, high school students throughout California participated in the annual SkillsUSA State Competition held in the Ontario Convention Center.  Among the schools that participated in the competition is Downey High School, which sent out students from various vocat...

Downey’s Post-it Contest Recreation

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Business Manager

April 9, 2018


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

'For the past two years students from Ms. Berumen, Mrs. Carbajal, Ms. Cordova, Mrs. Joest, Ms. Nikaj and Mrs. Puente have all been collaborating with each other every year in a post-it art show. Downey Highs’ J building has been covered with over 1,432 post-it drawings, all being left out for display ...

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