The Downey Legend

Vanessa Carrillo

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Co-Editor in Chief, Vannesa Carrillo, 12, has been part of Downey High School’s Newspaper, The Downey Legend, for the past 2 years. Carrillo has also been part of the Downey Viking’s girls wrestling team since freshman year and wishes to end her last season off strong. As a dependable soul, she spends every lunch with the special needs students in hopes of pursuing a career in teaching the disabled.


As a frequent aid to those with special needs Carrillo has made it her life mission to help those in need.  “I help the students with severe developmental issues,” Carrillo stated. “I help feed them. I read to them. I sing to them and I do arts and crafts with them.”


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Downey’s Dream Team

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2020

Spring Sports Commence

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 8, 2019

Downey Goes To CIF

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
February 20, 2019

Students Go Vegan

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 21, 2018

Downey’s 2nd Annual Food Expo

Vanessa Carrillo , Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 28, 2018
Downey High School hosts its annual Fall Blood drive on September 27 where Kirsten Rodriguez, 12, has donated a pint of blood. “I feel that the blood drive is really important cause it helps those who need it,” Rodriguez said. “I’m hoping my blood goes to someone in need.”

Downey High’s Annual Blood Drive

Vanessa Carrillo , Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 10, 2018
Passionate about the food drive, Bryan Sandoval, 12, does what he can to make the food drive as successful as possible. “All year different things are happening and we wait for different things,” Sandoval said, “But I’m always waiting for the food drive because it’s the best thing that’s happening in the school that helps others.”

Downey High’s Annual Food Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 2, 2018

Downey Duals

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2017
Mrs. Cuba encourages students to donate toys for hospitalized children from ages three to eight. The toy drive started with one toy in her fourth period and has now become a box full with stuffed animals, toy cars, and dolls.

Mrs. Cubas’s Toy Drive

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
November 6, 2017
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