The Downey Legend

2017-2018 Staff

Brenda Melara

Writer

After coming to the United States from El Salvador at the age of 15, Brenda Melara, 12, shares her p...

Sebastian Romero

Photographer

Unable to express himself through words Sebastian Romero, 11, enjoys thinking to himself and makes sure...

Vanessa Carrillo

Co-Business Manager

As of right now Vanessa Carrillo, 10, aspires to graduate high school in two years, go to college and...

Rita Magana

Photographer

With a fervor for cooking, Rita Magana, 12, hopes to develop her skills as a cook and follow in her brother's...

Valeria Ostorga

Writer

Besides being passionate about colorguard, Valeria Ostorga, 12, loves reading on her free time because...

Nathalie Sibal

Writer

At a young age Nathalie Sibal, 11, found her love of writing young due to her active imagination, so s...

Valeriee Menjivar

Comic Artist

Having a variety of interests such as literature and art, Valerie Menjivar, 11, finds her unique style when...

Lizzy Martinez

Co-Business Manager

During her freshman year at Downey High School, Lizzy Martinez, 12, originally wanted to become a lawyer but w...

Nicole Estrada

Writer

Since she was eight years old Nicole Estrada, 12, has always wanted to be a singer. Her dream is to au...

Corey Ocasio

Writer

Possessing confidence in his opinions, Corey Ocasio, 12, believes that newspaper is the right platform...

Alexis Gutierrez

Writer

Newly joined member of the Downey Legend newspaper, Alexis Gutierrez, 11, joins as a writer and photographer...

Jasmine Fernandez

Copy Editor

Being ambitious and determined goes a long way, especially for Jasmine Fernandez, 11, who talks about...

Sarah Meraz

Podcaster

Due to her interest in photography, Sarah Meraz, 12, took a photo class in junior year where she discovered...

Ajla Nasic

Social Media Manager

For a year now, Ajla Nasic, 12, has been interested in politics and how our society adapts to the multiple...

Oscar Flores

Co-Copy Editor

An avid movie fanatic, Oscar Flores, 11, derives his passion for film from his family and hopes to continue...

Vicky Arguello

Writer

After visiting over ten countries like Germany and Italy, Vicky Arguello, 12, revels in learning and...

Stefanie Chavez

Photo Editor

Musical theater is an all-time favorite for Stefanie Chavez, 12, who aspires to be a professional actress...

Lily Nguyen

Comic Artist

Being one of the comic artists in The Downey Legend, Lily Nguyen, 9, lets her love for video game designs...

Ysabelle Canilao

Photographer

In order to relieve stress, Ysabelle Canilao, 12, likes exploring the world and expressing herself through...

Jessica Garcia

Photographer

Nurturing a passion for photography since the age of five, Jessie Garcia, 11, spends her time on and...

Jessica Ayon

Co-Photo Editor

During her junior year, Jessica Ayon, 12, started taking an interest in photography and eventually joined...

Makayla Riley

Writer

Known for her love for reading sci-fi novels and her energetic writing style, Makayla Riley, 11, is c...

Jace Carlos

Comic Artist

Creativity has always been a part of his identity and his creative flower blossomed at a very young age, ...

Dennise Reynoso

Writer

The joy of creative execution comes easy to Dennise Reynoso, 12, who indulges in the layers of thoug...

Hector Diaz

Photographer

Playing video games and watching anime for the past 5 years, Hector Diaz, 12, spends the majority of his ...

Emily Rivas

Videographer

In grade five, Emily Rivas, 10, began making YouTube videos, which helped developed her interest in atten...

Miranda Ramirez

Editor-In-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief for Downey High School’s Newspaper, Miranda Ramirez, 12, discusses why she joined ne...

Marcos Reyes

Photographer

With a love for fashion and photography, senior, Marcos Reyes, dreams to become a fashion photographer...

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