The Downey Legend

2020-2021 Staff

Valerie Mora

Valerie Mora

Entering her first year as a photographer, Valerie Mora, 10, hopes to expand her interest in journali...

Maya Mercado-Garcia

Maya Mercado-Garcia

Junior dancer Maya Mercado-Garcia enters The Downey Legend with hopes to sharpen her photography skil...

Diego Martinez

Diego Martinez

Former Copy Editor, Diego Martinez, 12, has been on The Downey Legend staff for the past 2 years and ...

Nicole Alvarez

Nicole Alvarez

As her second year as Co-Editor-in-Chief, Nicole Alvarez intends to push her boundaries and use her last...

Jaclyn Urzua

Jaclyn Urzua

As an active member of Downey’s Track and Field team who competes in the triple jump, long jump, and...

Kelly Zabala

Kelly Zabala

As a hardworking student-athlete, Kelly Zabala, 12, wrestles on the girls wrestling team and is a writer ...

Montserrat Gonzalez

Montserrat Gonzalez

Starting her first year as a Photo Editor for The Downey Legend, Montserrat Gonzales is ready to finish her...

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Sofia Arceo

First year in the Downey Legend, Sofia Arceo, 12, learned an amazing way to tell stories and express...

Maya Guzman

Maya Guzman

With a passion for writing and a new found love for photography, Maya Guzman, 12, is entering her fir...

Claudette De La Garza

Claudette De La Garza

In her final year of high school, Claudette De La Garza joined Downey high’s Newspaper as a photogr...

Andre Lucas

Andre Lucas

Co- Copy Editor and Writer of The Downey Legend, Andre Lucas, 12, plans to achieve his goal of going to a U...

Lukas Luna

Lukas Luna

In his second year as Co-Copy Editor, Lukas Luna, 12, intends to fulfil his future plan of continuing h...

Itzel Cabrales

Coming into her first-year of newspaper, Itzel Cabrales, grade 10, is ready to face the new challenge...

Katherine Portillo

Katherine Portillo

Going on her second year apart on The Downey Legend, Katherine Portillo has been able to acquire a grea...

Jazmyn Contreras

Jazmyn Contreras

Continuing her passion of drawing, Jazmyn Contreras, 12, continues onto her third year as Illustrator f...

Cesar Lopez

Cesar Lopez

First year staff member of The Downey Legend, Cesar Lopez, 10, photographer is a newly recruited Newspap...

Michael Bilodeau

Michael Bilodeau

Going into his final year of high school, Michael Bilodeau joins The Downey Legend as a writer in ho...

Jezabel Perez

Jezabel Perez

Going into her second year as a podcaster for the Downey Legend, Jezebel Perez is finishing off her last...

Isabella Galvez

Isabella Galvez

An upcoming writer for The Downey Legend newspaper, Isabella Galvez, 10, has an interest in both wri...

Elizabeth Hutchinson

Elizabeth Hutchinson

First-year videographer, Elizabeth Hutchinson, 11, looks forward to her future at Downey High and after...

Desere Hernandez

Desere Hernandez

As her first year as a photographer in The Downey Legend, Desere Hernandez, 12, wants to show what she’s ...

Gissel Delgado

Gissel Delgado

During her first year in Newspaper, Gissel Delgado, 11, hopes to become a valuable and trusted member o...

Lauren Silva

Lauren Silva

Inspired by her love for art coming from years of ‘doodle practice,’ freshman Lauren Silvia joins th...

Gina Campos

Gina Campos

Going into her junior year, Gina Campos is set on expanding her knowledge and further discovering herself...

Sam Duque

Sam Duque

Fulfilling her passion, Sam Duque, 11, expresses her love as an illustrator both in the Downey Legend newsp...

Natalia Sotomayor

Natalia Sotomayor

With the hopes of one day being involved in the medical field, junior Natalia Sotomayor’s, growth m...

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