The Downey Legend

Deborah Diaz

Deborah Diaz, Photographer

First-year photographer in The Downey Legend, Deborah Diaz, 12, appreciates what it means to build new bonds with her peers along with acknowledging time spent with family and friends. Not only does Diaz dote on making new friends, but also cares to make a difference in the world with her desire to help others. She aspires to attend college, USC in preference, to become a doctor. Diaz has her heart set on this future goal in hopes to assist those affected by heart diseases and cancer. Diaz’s passion was sparked due to her family’s history of heart cancer, making it high risk. 

 

In addition to photography, Diaz recently expanded her creative state of mind during quarantine when she began to paint. “In my free time, I like to paint because it distracts me…it’s pretty, especially with color coordination,” Diaz states. “I like to paint on a canvas the certain things that my mom or aunts want me to paint, such as the Chanel Coco perfume fragrance or The Powerpuff Girls.”

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Downey v. Warren Crowd

Downey v. Warren Crowd

November 10, 2021
Excited to see what comes next, Justin Uribe, 10, plans to attend UCLA. He would like to get his bachelors degree and get a good job. “My parents, grandparents, and everyone I meet encourages me,” Uribe States. “ My family pushes me to do good, and I want to be able to support them in the future.

Plans after School

October 26, 2021
Concerned but not sure, Kristen Zuniga, 12, thinks there is a low chance of there being another world wide pandemic. In hopes that authorities will enforce more restrictions in the future so we are able to go back to our everyday living. “I hope people will take it seriously,” Zuniga stated. “Seeing how Covid-19 effected everyone’s lives and how serious it still is”

New Pandemic?

October 18, 2021
Applying to CSF for four years of high school, Alexia Mijares, 12, has earned 52 eligible points since sophomore year. Her AP Human Geography teacher encouraged all of her students to apply. “I applied to CSF because I wanted to graduate with honors”, Mijares Stated. “Getting the privilege of earning the gold cord and tassel as well as being part of the first group called the day of my graduation.

Students Applying for CSF

September 14, 2021
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