The Downey Legend

2016-2017 Staff

Jessica Ayon

Jessica Ayon

Being able to play an instrument came naturally for Jessica Ayon, 11, who began playing the piano in ...

Alexandra Rapalo

Alexandra Rapalo

With a love for English, reading and writing during her free time, senior, Alexandra Rapalo’s dream job ...

Stefanie Chavez

Stefanie Chavez

Having watched the sci-fi show Bones with her mother throughout most of her life, Stefanie Chavez, 11, yearns to become a fore...

Taylor Harrison

Taylor Harrison

Excited for college, senior, Taylor Harrison prepares to leave Downey and pursue a major in psycholog...

Melissa Estrada

Melissa Estrada

Because she likes the idea of change and trends, Melissa Estrada, 12, aspires to work in the fashion ...

Melissa Diaz

Melissa Diaz

Photography and film lover, Melissa Diaz, 12, plans on pursuing her dream to become a Youtuber as an adult. ‚Ä...

Oscar Flores

Oscar Flores

Hoping to entertain The Downey Legend  readers, Oscar Flores, 10, plans on offering a more fun and gracious...

Nicole Najera

Nicole Najera

Whenever inspiration hits her, Nicole Najera, 12, runs to jot down some meaningful poems to express how...

Allie Gurrola

Allie Gurrola

Known for her love for the Dodgers, Allie Gurrola, 12,  proudly supports her boys in blue, growing up wa...

Ajla Nasic

Ajla Nasic

From a young age Ajla Nasic, 11, has been fascinated by the entertainment industry, and has made it a per...

Chuy Solano

Chuy Solano

Getting support from his friends and family to join the football team, senior, Chuy Solano decided to ...

Jade Robles

Jade Robles

With few friends to take up her time, Jade Robles, 12, takes part in the world of YouTube with her o...

Alessandro Esquivel

Alessandro Esquivel

Preparing himself for the upcoming school year, Alessandro Esquivel, 12, focuses on taking primarily...

Christopher Tellez

Christopher Tellez

As a Senior at Downey High School, Christopher Tellez, is obsessed with poetry, and now runs his own cl...

Fatima Rosas

Fatima Rosas

Due to her passion for the music industry, Fatima Rosas, 12, plans to pursue a career in business man...

Karla Ramirez

Karla Ramirez

Because she thrives off of helping others, Karla Ramirez, 12, plans to explore her love for medicine b...

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Ever since her and her brother started taking in stray dogs off the streets when they were kids, Jennifer L...

Clarice Rosales

Clarice Rosales

Downey High senior and photographer Clarice Rosales has always been passionate about her photography because o...

Genevieve Gaubert

Genevieve Gaubert

By the age of twelve or thirteen, Genevieve Gaubert, 11,  found a love for photography and has since t...

James Torrico

James Torrico

With a passion for performing since a kindergarten, James Torrico, 12, devotes his time outside of sch...

Jasmine Fernandez

Jasmine Fernandez

Developing a newfound love for theater, Jasmine Fernandez, 10, has really enjoyed plays lately, more s...

Miranda Ramirez

Miranda Ramirez

On summer vacation in Destin, Florida, Miranda Ramirez, 11, had an authentic encounter with the marine life,...

Leticia Ortiz

Leticia Ortiz

Acquiring a passion for photography at a young age, Leticia Ortiz, 12, captures the expressions of peo...

Alex Castillo

Alex Castillo

After remembering his many family trips, Alex Castillo, 12, recalls the memorable moment of being denie...

Anabelle Rositas

Anabelle Rositas

Originally taking interest in writing in middle school, Anabelle Rositas, 12, continues to write teen fic...

Marlene Garcia

Marlene Garcia

Having a love for volleyball, Marlene Garcia, 10, hopes to pursue her passion and continue to play la...

Sofia Carrillo

Sofia Carrillo

A vibrant and artistic girl, Sofia Carrillo,12, has been living in Downey since she was little; and loves...

Alicia Garcia

Alicia Garcia

Volunteering this summer at Drumming for Life, Alicia Garcia, 12, enjoys helping children learn how to...

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