5 Questions with Heidi Alcedo

May 16, 2014

Senior Heidi Alcedo was one of Downey High School’s four Skills USA participants who brought home gold medals from Finals.



Q1: How does it feel to have won gold in the Skills USA Finals?

A: Even though we wanted it so bad, and worked so hard, it definitely took us by surprise.


Q2: What did you do to prepare for such a large event like Finals?

A: We went over our presentations, what felt like 100 times, we took turns and all judged each other’s performances.


Q3: What did you do to celebrate you accomplishment?

A: Right after we received our awards, we took a few pictures and rushed back to the hotel to pack to go back home.


Q4: Do you feel you represented Downey High in a fair way?

A: Yes, bringing home gold was not easy, and required lots of work and dedication, but at the same time, we couldn’t have done it without the support of Downey High.


Q5: Overall, how was this whole experience?

A: It was really fun; even with all the challenges, it was really rewarding to not only participate in this, but to win.

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Senior Noemi Lozano will be part of The Downey Legend for her second year as copy editor by taking on the responsibility of making important documents needed to have a successful deadline. She first heard about The Downey Legend from a photographer her sophomore year and joined her junior year where it really helped her become more social. “Freshmen year I was really shy and now I can’t stop talking,” Lozano said. She is a big people person but one of her biggest pet peeves is when people say her name wrong or mistakenly call her Naomi.

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