The Downey Legend

Jazmyn Contreras
Illustrator, Jazmyn Contreras, 11, has been in Newspaper for one year, going on her second year. She has an enormous amount of passion for artistry that shines through her projects in intermediate drawing class. Contreras likes to be caught up with events on campus so she can be informative to others. She comes off as an introverted person, but she has a kind heart and is caring once you get to know her. Contreras’ career plans fluctuate between becoming a comic artist or animator. She aspires to produce her own animated series or short films when given the chance.

Contreras is always seeking inspiration for art work. “The main thing that inspired me to draw is all my emotions, regret, sadness, happiness, any kind of emotion,” Contreras stated. “These inspirations really kept me going.” Besides wanting to excel in her art, she wants to open up a bit more to be able to speak up, and overall develop as a person.


Jazmyn Contreras, Illustrator

Dec 16, 2020
Secret Santa (at home edition) (Story/Media)
Dec 02, 2020
Fun things to do in this season (Quarantine Edition) (Story/Media)
Oct 12, 2020
Artists Supporting Artists: Selma Sanchez (Story)
Sep 27, 2020
Among Us (Story/Media)
May 21, 2020
Expectations vs Reality (Animal Crossing: New Horizons Editions) (Story/Media)
May 19, 2020
Trespassing? What’s that? (Story/Media)
Apr 05, 2020
Quarantine Time With Pets (Story)
Mar 10, 2020
Daylight Savings (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2020
Artists Supporting Artists: Melia Garcia (Story/Media)
Jan 22, 2020
Australia’s Youth on the Fires (Media)
Jan 05, 2020
Baby Groot Vs Baby Yoda (Story/Media)
Dec 01, 2019
Ok Boomer (Story/Media)
Nov 20, 2019
Power For Periods (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
This Is Not Fine. (Story/Media)
Oct 21, 2019
Are You Kidding Me? (Story/Media)
Oct 11, 2019
Scooters In Downey? (Story/Media)
Sep 30, 2019
VSCO Girl Joins the Battle! (Story)
Apr 29, 2019
Pet Sematary Reviews (Story/Media)
Mar 27, 2019
Open House (Story/Media)
Mar 20, 2019
Boys Golf Season (Story/Media)
Mar 08, 2019
Climate Change at the World’s Doorstep (Media)
Feb 22, 2019
Sweet Victory Goes Sicko Mode (Story/Media)
Jan 30, 2019
New Year, No Difference! (Story/Media)
Jan 11, 2019
In the Heights (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2018
DHS Water Polo (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
DHS Theatre Presents: Our Town (Media)
Oct 30, 2018
SpaceX Launch (Media)
Oct 30, 2018
American Horror Story (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Expectation vs. Reality: Comics (Story)
The School Newspaper of Downey High School
Jazmyn Contreras