The Downey Legend

Kimberly Moreno

Kimberly Moreno, Photographer

 Joining The Downey Legend staff for the very first time this year as a photographer, Kimberly Moreno, 12, is ready to put her skills to the test. Aside from her brand new role in The Downey Legend, Moreno shines when it comes to running track and field, saying it has become an outlet that lets her feel so much more alive and free. Outside of school, she loves to spend her time seeing what other skills she’s capable of, such as sketching realistic portraits of animals and even playing the piano for her family. No matter where she is, Moreno’s welcoming personality reaches just about anyone, whether they’re her friends or someone entirely new. Even if she isn’t fully aware of where she’ll end up in the far future, Moreno hopes to find herself well on her way working towards a business major, yet another skill she’s determined to have under her belt. 

 

When asked about what drove her to tackle the challenge of taking on a photographer position, Moreno excitedly explained, “Photography is one of the best ways to beautifully capture any moment we might take for granted. Some people might not think so,” she even admits, “but it’s a living form of art that can bring a lot of passion out of people.” 

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Now that schools are starting to open back up for the 2021-2022 school year, Downey High School has finally been able to return in person to campus school starting August 11, 2021. On March 13th, 2020 Downey High students were told they would only be staying home for two weeks max; which ended up being up to a year and a half of quarantine. Approximately 4000 students have come back to school and 300 stayed distance stated by Mr. Houts, Downeys fearless leader and principal.  As for students attending Downey High, 300 students are still doing distance learning making many students unaware of Downey’s school spirit and as for the new students how are they liking Downey after not being there in such a long time.

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