The Downey Legend

Sam Duque
Fulfilling her passion, Sam Duque, 11, expresses her love as an illustrator both in the Downey Legend newspaper and in intermediate drawing. From as early as eight years old Duque learned how to draw from a friend, by videos and other people’s experiences, to essentially learn the rights and wrongs of drawing. Going into her second year as an illustrator for the Downey Legend, Duque’s goal is to show people her feelings through her art.


Interested in the many opportunities the medical field has to offer, such as being able to aid those who are serving the country. Duque is on the verge of pursuing a career as a military nurse, overall wanting to reach her goal of, “being able to enjoy life,” Duque stated, “seeking out all the opportunities to better myself and be happy.”  

Sam Duque, Illustrator

May 08, 2020
The Ups And Downs Of Quarantine (Story/Media)
May 08, 2020
Downey Junior Resolves To Stay Positive (Story)
May 08, 2020
Quarantine Brings Downey Family Closer Together (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2020
Expectation Vs Reality (Story/Media)
Feb 05, 2020
Artist Supporting Artists: Bibiana Delosangles (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
New Planet Discovered by Nasa!? (Story/Media)
Jan 05, 2020
Charity Through Clubs and Foundations (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Downey High Fall Blood Drive (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2019
American Horror Story (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Hurricane Dorian (Story)
May 01, 2019
Battle of the Sexes (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2019
Jonas Brothers Reuniting (Story/Media)
Mar 08, 2019
Climate Change at the World’s Doorstep (Media)
Feb 25, 2019
Valentine’s Day: Expectations vs. Reality (Story/Media)
Jan 30, 2019
New Year, Still Me… (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2018
Downey Participates in E-Sports Tournament (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2018
CIF Volleyball (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Venom Review (Media)
Oct 10, 2018
LIAR: Johnny, Johnny Parody (Story)
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