The Downey Legend

The rivalry in the water

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, during the water polo game versus Warren, the cheer team pumps the boys up to encourage them to win. The team beat Warren with a final score of 8 to 12.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

November 13, 2013

On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Downey and Warren water polo teams attended the Downey pool for the varsity game vs. Warren. The tension was present around the pool as the players pulled on their caps, removed their robes and headed for the water in hopes of defeating the rival school. Although water polo...

Anything for the blood

At the Blood Drive, on June 6, the nurse prepares the needle for the next student who will donate blood. Downey High donated over 475 pints of blood.

Joey Flores, News Editor

June 14, 2013

Downey High School’s second Red Cross Blood Drive of the school year was held on Thursday, June 6 in the gym, and was open for students aged sixteen and older to donate their blood. Downey has teamed up with the Red Cross and representative Robert Torres to run the drive every year, and the years...

Five Questions with Renee Berumen

Five Questions with Renee Berumen

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief

June 4, 2013

Renee Berumen, the Visual Arts Department Chair, describes the work, obstacles, and extensive planning that went into a successful open house art show.   Q: When did you begin organizing this year’s art show? A: We probably started about six weeks ahead of time, but really we started...

A year of success recognized

At the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego, KIWIN’S was presented with a total of six awards during the weekend of April 19 through the 21 for their progress and effort towards their club. The awards that KIWIN’S won were: Distinguished Club, Single Fundraiser, District Project, Kiwanis Adviser Hall of Fame, Video Contest, and T-shirt Design.

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2013

From Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, several members of Downey KIWIN’S attended the 37th Annual District Convention at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, winning six awards for their club. KIWIN’S members from the states of California, Nevada, and Hawaii attended the three-day convention...

The first walk of many

At the 5K for TLC , ASB director, Gordon Weisenburger  runs his first lap around the corner of Harriman St. on April 13. ASB students also participated with Weisenburger.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 17, 2013

The Downey Service Center's Community Involvement Team partnered up with the City of Downey and Downey Unified School District to hold the 1st annual 5K for True Lasting Connections, on Saturday, April 15 at Rancho Los Amigos. The $15-$20 fee per person benefited the TLC Resource Center located in Downey...

Walking and supporting

Participants from the Arc Walk wait in line in front of Acapulco Mexican Restaurant to get their burritos for lunch after finishing the event. The Arc Walk is an annual event that donates its profits to the disabled who work at The Arc located on Washburn Road.

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2013

The annual Arc Walk for Independence was held Saturday at 8 in the morning on March 23, at Stonewood Mall where hundreds of people joined together to walk around the city of Downey to honor and show support for the mentally and physically disabled and their opportunities for economic independence. Crowds...

PTA: March 2013

At the Downey High School Theater, handed out the agenda to all members in order for them to follow along with what was being discussed on March 11 during their meeting. Principal, Tom Houts reported on the construction for the new buildings.

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

March 18, 2013

The monthly PTA meeting was held in the B-building Theater at 6:00 p.m. on March 3 as various topics were discussed concerning improvements that could be made as far as involvement and diversity in this PTA, which was addressed by PTA president Patty Northcott. Principal Tom Houts also introduced a couple...

Five Questions with Yamato Sasaki

Five Questions with Yamato Sasaki

Joey Flores, News Editor

February 22, 2013

The fourth grade is when sophomore Yamato Sasaki moved to the US from Japan to start a life in a new environment, helping fuel his desire to pursue a future in engineering.   Q1: How does the education system in Japan differ from the one in America? A1: It’s different because in Japan,...

America, the beautiful

On Jan. 30, Karina Gonzalez, 10, visits Washington D.C. as a chosen youth commissioner foe the Keep America Beautiful conference. “I can’t wait to share what I learned from the conferences with the Green Team.” Gonzalez said.

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

February 14, 2013

From Jan. 28- 31, Karina Gonzales, 10, represented Downey at the Keep America Beautiful (KAB) National Conference in Washington D.C. KAB is a non- profit organization that brings student leaders of all ages together to help take part in environmental projects that give back to their community. Gonzales...

Serving one at a time

On January 12, the Downey KIWIN’S hosted a KIWIN’S Training Conference at Downey High School to teach others what the club is about. Mr. Gaytan, their advisor, began the conference by welcoming the guest.

Brenda Lopez, Writer

February 8, 2013

Downey High School's KIWIN'S club hosted their annual training conference for the Diamond Division on Jan. 12, welcoming Palos Verdes, Narbonne, and South High School. As members from other schools filled the theatre the vibe was welcoming, as they showed enthusiasm to start and learn new ways to serve...

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