The Downey Legend

5 Questions with Mikayla Mining

Senior cheerleader, Mikyla Minning, was diagnosed with arthritis at the age of three and has since been trying to overcome her obstacles. “I know I’m lucky because despite having arthritis I don’t have it as severe as others,” Minning said. “I honestly just do my best to stay positive and stay within what I know my body is capable of handling.”

Esmeralda Martinez, Copy Editor

May 31, 2016

Senior, Mikayla Mining, was diagnosed with arthritis at the age of three. Mining currently attends Downey High School and annually promotes arthritis awareness through fundraisers and through casual conversations with her peers. Q1. I understand you suffer from arthritis, what is something th...

5 Questions With Mr. Hansen

Cintia Macias, Co-Photo Editor

May 27, 2016

After eleven long years as drama teacher, Mr. Hansen will be stepping down and handing the drama-teaching baton to Ms. Simpson.   Q1: What has been your biggest achievement as a Drama teacher? “A few years ago we put on a production of Little Shop of Horrors, and the whole community joined f...

5 Questions With Francine Mendoza

Aimee-Nicole Torres, Community/Parent & Teachers Editor

May 27, 2016

Graduating senior, Francine Mendoza talks about her years at Downey High School, Prom, and what she wants to do once she graduates. Mendoza has attended Downey since her freshman year and has participated in the school’s band.   What was your favorite Downey Event? “For sure, Prom. I got to let loose and...

Sophomore Breaks School Track Record

Finally reaching his goal, Mario Marsetti, 10, broke the sophomore 400-meter record, on April 14, at Warren High. Marsetti beat the record time of 51:84 and “felt accomplished.”

Dianna Jimenez, Staff Writer

May 16, 2016

Continuing his successful track season, sophomore, Mario Marsetti broke the school record for the 400-meter race against Warren High School on April 14.   Q1: Was it your plan to break this record or did it just happen? A1: It was my plan to break it. The sophomore and freshmen record ...

5 Questions with Robert Nevarez

His years of strenuous AP classes ¬¬¬and extracurricular activities have paid off for, Robert Nevarez, 12, as he has been wait-listed to both, Harvard and Stanford. Nevarez, unlike other applicants, was given three interviews by Harvard University.

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

April 20, 2016

Robert Nevarez, 12, has been accepted and wait-listed to the Ivy League school Harvard and the prestigious private university Stanford. He shares how it felt to be wait-listed and gives insight to his future.   Q1: How does it feel to be wait-listed to an Ivy League like Harvard? A1:...

The Great Acceptance

The Great Acceptance

Dianna Jimenez, Staff Writer

January 20, 2016

After having waited so patiently and anxiously for the email that would determine his college future, Pablo Santos, 12, finally received Stanford University's email of acceptance.   Q1: How did your interest in applying to Stanford commence?   A1: It really began around the beg...

5 Questions with Alejandro Flores

5 Questions with Alejandro Flores

Lucy Hernandez, Writer/Public Relations Manager/ News Editor

April 2, 2014

Senior Alejandro Flores gives insight on his new found passion for sumo wrestling and explains what motivates him to follow his goals. Q1: How did you get into sumo wrestling? A1: I got into it because I had a friend last year that wore a national sumo wrestling t-shirt and I said, ‘Hey, dude,...

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