The Downey Legend

Maya Mercado-Garcia

Maya Mercado-Garcia, Editor-In-Chief

Going into her last year of highschool, Maya Mercado-Garcia, 12, enters her second year in The Downey Legend as co-editor in chief, as well as a photographer. The Youth for Change founder aims to attend a four year UC, with hopes to major in photojournalism, political science, or law, as she would like to make a change in the world by expanding the qualities of a natural born leader. With much involvement at school such as being a Writing Center tutor, a Link Crew leader, a four year Downey dance team member, and taking part in three clubs, she still manages time to be part of the Leadership Committee in Santa Fe Springs and the UNA-USA Whittier Chapter as well as spending time with her neighborhood cat, Sol. 


“No matter what it is, whether it’s dance team, Newspaper, Link Crew, the Writing Center, I’m always, even in my club, being a leader, always willing to lend a helping hand” Mercado-Garcia stated. “I really am passionate about helping others through community service, I just want to help people, I just want to do something that makes an impact in the world.”

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