The Downey Legend

2018-2019 Staff

Oscar Flores

Copy Editor

Passionate and outgoing, upcoming journalist Oscar Flores, 12, will follow where the story goes and have h...

Adrian Soto

Writer

As vice president of Downey High School’s writing center, tutor Adrian Soto, 12, shares his passion fo...

Brianne Galindo

Photographer

Excited to finish high school this May and head off to college, Brianne Galindo, 12, is anticipating th...

Jazmyn Contreras

Comic Artist

Having a heartfelt interest in drawing, Jazmyn Contreras, 10, started her passion at a young age by d...

Michelle Salinas

Videographer

With strengths in design and a passion for video, Michelle Salinas, 12, hopes to show what she’s made...

Sebastian Cornejo

Co-Business Manager

An extrovertive with an outgoing personality, Sebastian Cornejo,12, likes to learn more about people and ...

Alexa Ortiz

Photographer

After attending a trip to Catalina Island over the summer, sophomore Alexa Ortiz is ready to pursue ...

Sam Duque

Comic Artist

Passionate about art, Sam Duque, 10, expresses herself through her own creations as a comic artist. ...

Georgee Campbell

Photographer

Looking to find the perfect picture around school, photographer Georgee Campbell, 12, likes to do thing...

Samantha Osuna

Photographer

Influenced by film director Wes Anderson, Samantha Osuna, 10, loves dissecting and critiquing film genres such...

Amy Garcia

Photographer

Having a passion for photography, Amy Garcia, 11, joins the Downey Legend to express her love for taki...

Xenia Pena

Photographer

Determined to continue her photography career after high school, senior Xenia Pena pursues photography ...

Diego Martinez

Writer

As a writer in the Downey Legend, sophomore Diego Martinez loves to express himself through the act of wr...

Enrique Jimenez

Podcaster

First year staff member of the Downey Legend, Enrique Jimenez, 11,joins the class as part of the podcas...

Adam Bhuiyan

Podcaster

Avid sci-fi enthusiast, Adam Bhuiyan, 12, discusses his interest of science, astronomy, and the dis...

Lukas Luna

Writer

With a passion for reading and writing, Lukas Luna, 10, hopes to one day use his skills to become a ...

Andrew Vega

Co-Photo Editor

With a natural eye for photography, Andrew Vega, 12, is excited to showcase his skills through the Downey L...

Jasmine Fernandez

Editor-In-Chief

For Jasmine Fernandez,12, it’s about the journey and the destination. As a student involved in almost...

Jessica Garcia

Photographer

Wanting to major in visual arts and performance straight out of high school, Jessica Garcia, 12, has...

Sebastian Romero

Podcaster

Eager to start off his senior year with a blast, Sebastian Romero, 12, has a profound way of expressin...

Jesus Aguayo-Cerda

Writer

Formally enrolled in AP U.S. History and currently enrolled in AP Microeconomics, senior Jesus Aguayo-Cerda belie...

Nathalie Sibal

Co-Copy Editor

After watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again four times, Nathalie Sibal,12, recounts how this film series ...

Sarah Espinoza

Photographer

Discussing her trip to Europe, Sarah Espinoza 12, explains how traveling has changed her perspective on ...

Eliza Vargas

Photographer

Possessing a drive for knowledge, Eliza Vargas, 10, joins the Downey Legend as a photographer who wa...

Francesca Ortiz

Writer

Ready to immerse herself in a unique environment, Francesca Ortiz, 12, discusses her goal to attend Ne...

Vanessa Carrillo

Business Manager

Looking to help the sick and elderly, Vanessa Carrillo, 11, hopes to become a CNA or RNA medic while...

Santiago Mares

Photo Editor

Wanting to get more involved with school activities, Santiago Mares, 12, joins the newspaper staff a...

Alexis Gutierrez

Writer

As a returning Downey Legend news staff member, Alexis Gutierrez, 12, plans to expose more of what Downey High School ...

Lily Nguyen

Comic Artist

As the lead comic artist for the Downey Legend this 2018-19 school year, sophomore Lily-Jane Nguyen ...

Nicole Alvarez

Writer

With the rhythm of a dancer in her heart, Nicole Alvarez, 10, a Cuban-American, credits her heritage with her t...

Michael Pasaye

Writer

With an unexplainable passion for water polo and writing, senior Michael Pasaye is eager to experience e...

Gilberto Jijon

Business Manager

Being in The Downey Legend for the first year, Gilberto Jijon, 12, will be joining the Business Team th...

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