The Downey Legend

2017-2018 Staff

Vanessa Carlos

Vanessa Carlos

Downey Legend comic artist, Vanessa Carlos, 12, returns for the feeling of family that she had left beh...

Brenda Melara

Brenda Melara

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

Sebastian Romero

Sebastian Romero

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

Vanessa Carrillo

Vanessa Carrillo

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

Rita Magana

Rita Magana

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

Valeria Ostorga

Valeria Ostorga

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

Nathalie Sibal

Nathalie Sibal

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

Valeriee Menjivar

Valeriee Menjivar

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

Lizzy Martinez

Lizzy Martinez

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

Nicole Estrada

Nicole Estrada

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

Corey Ocasio

Corey Ocasio

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

Alexis Gutierrez

Alexis Gutierrez

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

Jasmine Fernandez

Jasmine Fernandez

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

Sarah Meraz

Sarah Meraz

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

Ajla Nasic

Ajla Nasic

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

Oscar Flores

Oscar Flores

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

Vicky Arguello

Vicky Arguello

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

Stefanie Chavez

Stefanie Chavez

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

Lily Nguyen

Lily Nguyen

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

Ysabelle Canilao

Ysabelle Canilao

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

Jessica Garcia

Jessica Garcia

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

Jessica Ayon

Jessica Ayon

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

Makayla Riley

Makayla Riley

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

Dennise Reynoso

Dennise Reynoso

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

Hector Diaz

Hector Diaz

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

Emily Rivas

Emily Rivas

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

Miranda Ramirez

Miranda Ramirez

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

Marcos Reyes

Marcos Reyes

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

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