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...

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 Cheer National Prelims

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer

March 8, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

Downey cheerleaders have been practicing their National routine for months and on Friday, Feb. 23, the freshman and junior varsity team performed, while on Saturday, Feb. 24 the varsity team showcased their routine at the Anaheim Convention Center.   Freshman and member of junior varsity cheer,...

Bloody Valentine Drive

Bloody Valentine Drive

Vicky Arguello, Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Downey High School’s Power 4 Period Club held their Bloody Valentine Drive from Jan. 22 through Feb. 15. The club collected pads, tampons, panty liners, soap, and wipes in A205 and had goal of making 2,000 kits. Their mission is to normalize menstruation while also providing feminine hygiene to ...

SkillsUSA Competes At Regionals

Corey Ocasio, Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

On Jan. 28th and Feb. 3rd, Downey High School’s Leadership and Skills teams competed against multiple rival high schools located throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura,  Los Angeles and Orange Counties at LA Trade Tech College,  in hopes of advancing to the state level.   Of the teams from Downey High that participa...

Cosmic Vikings Advance to ISS Finals

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Legends, Student Life

Receiving the news of their qualification on Dec. 5, Downey High’s Cosmic Vikings qualified for International Space Station (ISS) Finals, ranking 13th among other teams internationally.  The team and those around the globe were tasked with writing code for SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorie...

Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

December 13, 2017


Filed under Community, Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Samantha Tafolla is a junior at Downey who owns her own clothing business, Mas Vintage, and sells a variety of vintage clothes. She is currently located in Downey, yet she started her business in July of 2016 by selling clothing at the Rose Bowl’s flea market.  She was offered the opportunity...

It’s Inside Short Film

It’s Inside Short Film

Oscar Flores, Co-Copy Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Legends, Student Life, Top Stories

Initiating a new project, Michelle Salinas, 11, begun production on her new film It’s Inside on Sept. 4.  The film follows a group of students who after a strange set of events become entangled in a series of murders.   Prior to this film, Salinas has worked on three small features ...

Weekly Advice Column for Students

Clarice Rosales and Alicia Garcia

April 5, 2017


Filed under Legends, Seniors, Student Life

For Freshmen: Grades are the most important thing to work on and it is always a great idea to start creating good study and work habits! Being time efficient and prioritizing are essential skills that are important, especially if you are tackling on AP classes, sports, or extracurriculars. Most of all, ...

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