The Downey Legend

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 ...

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...

Stop the Traffick’s “Sex and Money”

Adrian Soto, Writer

October 29, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life

Throughout major countries, human trafficking appears to be an issue of the past— it is not.  The Stop the Traffick Club in Downey High School hopes to show human trafficking as a present issue with the screening of Sex and Money for the students on Oct. 10.   Every year the club pres...

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...

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