The Downey Legend

Gabby Sanchez

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

As her time at Downey High School reaches a conclusion, senior Gabby Sanchez is thrilled to be on The Downey Legend as Co-Editor-In-Chief for the 2013-2014 school year. She originally joined the school newspaper the previous year at the suggestion of her Honors English 10 teacher, Ms. Kasner. Kasner saw Sanchez’s writing potential and was glad she applied. Once Sanchez was accepted, she noticed how being part of a school newspaper only improved her writing. “Its definitely given me the opportunity to constantly practice and better my writing,” Sanchez said. “but mostly it's given me an idea of how a journalist would write as opposed to how I would write an essay for an English class.” Eventually, her passion for journalism, and writing in general, started to grow. She became more and more dedicated to the craft of providing newsworthy stories for the student body to enjoy. Now as she juggles AP courses and a leadership position on the newspaper staff, Sanchez wants to make sure that the hidden stories on campus are published, but that also, all staff members respect each other so that being newspaper is more thrilling than dreadful.

Although Sanchez is a senior and college is on the horizon, she is still not sure exactly what university she wants to attend; however, she does have a general view of what she wants her college life to be life. “I want to go to a college that will fulfill my needs, expand my horizons, and expose me to wonderful, weird, and mind boggling things,” Sanchez said. “Honestly, I just want to be somewhere I wouldn’t mind spending another four years.” Although she isn’t particularly sure what she wants to do after college, Sanchez wants to make sure that she lives on the East Coast, doing something she is extremely passionate about. On her days when she isn’t pondering life and her future, Sanchez enjoys gluing her eyes to her iPad screen, watching Netflix movies (her taste in movies is eclectic, ranging from the deeply emotional foreign films, to the goofy comedies featuring Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, and James Franco). Aside from spending time viewing films, Sanchez also enjoys the company of her dog, Mia, whom she absolutely adores with her whole heart. At the end of the day, Sanchez is confident that whichever path she takes will be because her passions will lead her to the happiness she so craves in life.

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