The Downey Legend

Jasmine Fernandez
For Jasmine Fernandez,12, it’s about the journey and the destination. As a student involved in almost all aspects of Downey High from Theater to Newspaper she loves having goals and pursuing success. “In five years I want to be pursuing something more.” Fernandez stated, “The thing that I would want the least coming out of college is not knowing what to do.’’  


When I first met Jaz I was surprised at how lovable she is. This girl who is the current Editor in Chief for newspaper, who is a quiz bowl state champion, and the president of the writing center, put so much on her shoulders and will make you surprised at how well she handles everything that gets thrown at her. Jasmine Fernandez is the girl who makes you want to live her life for even a second, adored by all who meet her and baffled by how many faculty members she has befriended; to the point where she even attended board meetings.


She is the silly person everyone wants to be friends with, I mean if you saw someone sitting in a Panera for eight hours wouldn’t you have the urge to go speak to this mindless girl?


Many people call her ‘mom’  seeing how she cares for all of her friends, and honestly everyone who she meets. Instead of calling her my mom I would prefer to call her my comrade, seeing how we both go through the same struggles in life, dealing with the drawbacks of high school and life.

Rather than letting the torments get to her and slow down her path to Cornell Jasmine confidently thrives on through high school, as she states, “I am so grateful for the opportunities i’ve had and lessons i’ve learned in those gates but i’m also really excited to move onto the next”. Having the ability to push obstacles out of her way to focus on what actually deserves her attention, causes many around her to envy her, and secretly hate her, but that is besides the point.

-Vanessa Carillo

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

Apr 30, 2019
High School Nation Visits Viking Nation (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Vaccines (Story)
Apr 05, 2019
Separation of Church and State (Story)
Mar 26, 2019
The Problem with College Admissions (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters” (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Seniors Begin College Applications (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
ERWC Rehauls Curriculum (Story)
May 29, 2018
Mr. Nevarez and Mr. Young Share Teacher of the Month (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Downey High School Competes at the SkillsUSA State Competition (Media)
Mar 28, 2018
Satire in Movies (Story)
Feb 27, 2018
On DACA and Partisanship (Story)
Feb 09, 2018
JSA One-Day (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2018
The Problem With Amazon Go! (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
AP Students Prepare for Tests (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
One Night Only Improv (Media)
Dec 13, 2017
Animal Crossing Takes the Gaming World By Storm (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Anthony Rapp Accuses Kevin Spacey of Child Molestation (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
St. Vincent Returns With “MASSEDUCTION” (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Bill Wurtz Takes Online Creators by Storm (Story)
Oct 04, 2017
Hurricane Maria Batters Puerto Rico (Story)
Sep 20, 2017
North Korea Strikes Back (Story)
May 24, 2017
QuizBowl Wins Gold At State Conference (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Fast and Furious Science (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Lorde’s Comeback: “Green Light” (Story)
Apr 05, 2017
The Importance of Moonlight’s Best Picture Win (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Amélie: From Paris to Broadway (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
Hidden Figures: Diversity in Science (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
SOW: Waving Through a Window (Story)
Nov 18, 2016
Trump Can’t Tweet (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
The Rise of Dodie Clark (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
One Night Only (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
Writing Center Expansions (Story)
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