The Downey Legend

Sophie Prettyman

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer

Senior Sophie Prettyman is starting her first year as a writer for The Downey Legend. Prettyman has wanted to join Newspaper since her sophomore year, but was unable to because she did not have room in her schedule. Prettyman is the clarinet co-section leader for the marching band and is also a tutor in the Writing Center, a place for sophomores to come and receive the help they need in their English classes. Labeling herself as shy, Prettyman hopes Newspaper will help her to become not only a better writer, but more sociable. “I’m shy until you get to know me, then you wish you didn’t,” Prettyman said. Prettyman enjoys writing and English and has decided to try out journalism for the first time to learn more about writing apart from the normal essays written in class.

In her spare time, Prettyman enjoys listening to music, shopping for vintage clothes, and watching Wes Anderson movies. Music is one of her favorite things amongst vinyl records, sarcasm, and cats. Prettyman enjoys listening to punk, indie, garage, surf rock, and alternative music and is also teaching herself how to play bass. Prettyman is also interested in comedy shows, would love to start doing more comedy, and would one day love to try stand-up comedy. A dream of Prettyman’s is to work in the film industry as a director, a screenwriter, become an English professor, or a veterinarian. Prettyman hopes this year in newspaper will not only make her a better writer, but will be a new and fun experience as she explores journalism for the first time.

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On May, 27, senior Gabriel Garcia expresses his feelings about all his hard work on his business presentation. “Do what you love and the money will come,” Garcia said. “It was a pretty awesome feeling knowing that all my hard work paid off.”

Taking care of business

Sophie prettyman, Staff Writer
May 29, 2015
Don’t forget the ladies

Don’t forget the ladies

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer
March 31, 2015
Junior, Stephanie Cornejo, watches most of the Oscars at home on Feb.22 where she enjoys the different artist that they show. On her phone she shows The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is a play in which Wes Anderson directed. “He is one my favorite film directors because the style of his films are so different and the colors (cinematography) are so vibrant,” Cornejo said.

The peak of awards season

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer
March 9, 2015
On Feb 6, at Downey high school, Mr. Nate Harris expresses his feelings about the Super Bowl, since he grew up being a Seahawk’s fan. “As a child, I remember having Seahawks and Largent posters in my room,” Harris said.

Super Bowl

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer
February 20, 2015
During lunch, on Feb.4, Bianca Vasquez, 12, listens to music on her phone anticipating Coachella this spring. “I’m looking forward to everything,” Vasquez said.

Coachella hype has begun

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
On Wed., Nov. 12, Kyle Lucena, 11, demonstrates her love for music with instruments like the ukulele, which drives her to create videos of herself performing music on YouTube. “When I perform a song, I honestly feel shy and I get these weird butterflies when people are watching me,” Lucena said. “I love singing and preforming for people.”

Video girl

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer
January 21, 2015

Monument to a smashing band

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer
January 14, 2015
During the CIF game on Dec. 5, Michelle Avedissian is quick to act when player, Darrian Franklin, 11, is injured on the field, and both Kiefer Enslin , 11, and  Camercon Carr, 11, watch over him to make sure he is ok.  “Coach A is a very nice and cool person,” Franklin stated. “She helped me when both of my legs cramped up during the game.”

Coaching in a “boys world”

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer
January 14, 2015
Ilianna Delgado, 11, becomes Downey High School’s first deaf cheerleader after trying out on May 16th 2014. “I was pretty nervous but I was really encouraged to dance and get used to the process,” Delgado said, “and I finally got used to it and was able to try out.”

Cheers without sounds

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer
November 12, 2014
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