The Downey Legend

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.”

5 Questions with Mikayla Mining

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...

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...

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...

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.”

Sophomore Breaks School Track Record

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...

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.

5 Questions with Robert Nevarez

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...

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:...

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...

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