The Downey Legend

Katherine Portillo
Going on her second year apart on The Downey Legend, Katherine Portillo has been able to acquire a greater understanding of what an ideal work ethic consists of, as she has contributed to the team as both a writer and a photographer. Outside of the newsroom, Portillo utilizes volleyball as an outlet to free herself of any disturbances off the court. She volunteers her time at Assisteens, and partakes as correspondence secretary, advocating for mental health. Portillo intends on shedding a brighter light towards society’s unspoken conversation surrounding the psychological well-being of our youth and has hopes of becoming either a family psychologist or elementary school teacher. “I’m not quite sure what the future has in store for me, but if I am passionate about what I am doing, I have no doubts that my happiness will follow,” Katherine Portillo, 12, assures.


Having made a lot of personal growth this past year, Portillo encourages others to, “not worry about what others think, and instead prioritize yourself to do you.”


Katherine Portillo, Photographer

Dec 06, 2020
Neighborhood Libraries (Story)
Nov 01, 2020
Buy Nothing Downey (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2020
Yard Signs Give Downey Residents A Platform (Story/Media)
Sep 20, 2020
Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor (Story)
May 26, 2020
Cautious Doctor Puts Family First (Story/Media)
May 21, 2020
Local Woman Undergoes Brain Surgery Amid Covid-19 (Story/Media)
May 21, 2020
Disneyland Closure The Longest In Park’s History (Story/Media)
May 19, 2020
Mental Health Amid Covid-19: Update (Story)
Apr 24, 2020
How to keep entertained during Quarantine (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
Mental Health Amid COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
United Airlines Amid COVID-19 (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Stigma Around Mental Health (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week at Downey High School (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Stigma Around Mental Health (Story)
Jan 04, 2020
How Mental Health Affects your Physical Health (Story)
Dec 01, 2019
The Olive Restobar Food Review (Story)
Nov 13, 2019
El Pescador: Restaurant Review (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
California Later Starting School Times (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Forever Bankrupt (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Kapoli vs. Downey (Story)
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Katherine Portillo