The Downey Legend

Eight scholars march in white

Eight scholars march in white

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

June 21, 2012

Earning an accumulated grade point average of 4.5 and higher, eight outstanding seniors received the highest honors of the 2011-2012 school year. Eric Choi, Ivy Hughes, Sophia Loumiotis, Jinan Mannaa, Marvin Salazar, Pimlada Tantiwuttipong, Caroline Tran, and Jessica Xilo will be wearing a white graduation...

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Eleven Vikings receive athletic scholarships

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

June 15, 2012

Viking athletics conquered three CIF titles throughout the 2011-2012 season, turning the attention to various athletes. Eleven in particular stood out amongst the crowd as they put pen to paper on May 31 and signed their respective athletic scholarships. Volleyball star Heather Schnars received a...

Serving up appreciation

Serving up appreciation

Hanna Suarez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

June 1, 2012

Teachers and staff members at Downey High School were given recognition for their hard work and dedication during Staff Appreciation Week from May 21-25. Along with personalized posters, ASB also gave the teachers three days of tasty treats.   The festivities started with Cafe a la ASB, in...

A marine with a dream

A marine with a dream

Dinorah Acuña, Staff Writer

June 1, 2012

This year’s Senior Awards Night, which took place at the Downey Civic Theater, on May 17, at 7:00 p.m., presented scholarships to 124 seniors. Among this group of scholarship recipients is Luis Cuellar who received the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Scholarship of $180,000 to attend the...

Bringing the house down

Bringing the house down

Marilyn Ramirez, Co-Copy Editor

May 11, 2012

Downey’s usual silent evening campus was filled with an abundance of new faces and inspired creativity as it presented its annual Open House, on May 10, at 6:00 pm. However, unlike their usual parent to teacher interaction, ASB took the opportunity to introduce potential freshman to the many clubs,...

Spring time testing

Spring time testing

Jessica Xilo, Parents and Teachers Editor

May 11, 2012

As the end of the year approaches, underclassmen must prepare for the spring California Standards Tests, which are reported to the state to measure academic achievement. Every year, the STAR Program evaluates progress in math, reading, writing, science, and history. The performance levels are measured...

Jazzing it up

Jazzing it up

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

May 11, 2012

Celebrating on May 4, 2012, the twenty-fourth annual Jazz Festival at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), jazz artists from all across LA were invited to give live, free performances to foster a love and enthusiasm for jazz. The free jazz concerts will be a regular treat at LACMA every Friday...

Six heroes, one movie

Six heroes, one movie

Kathy Ochoa, Writer/Photographer

May 8, 2012

For many comic book readers The Avengers, released May 4, is a must see movie combining viewers’ favorite heroes. Known for their battle cry “Avengers assemble!” these heroes have finally made it to the big screen together. Many famous actors take the role of these heroes, including Scarlett Johansso...

Books, books, books

Books, books, books

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

April 27, 2012

During the weekend of April the 21 through 22, USC hosted the 17th annual Festival of Books to promote the joys of reading and to help readers connect with various publishers and authors.  The festival promptly began on Saturday at 10:00a.m. and ended at 6:00p.m., then started again 10:00a.m. on Sunday...

AP exams on the horizon

AP exams on the horizon

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

April 27, 2012

As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers; however, for many students enrolled in Advanced Placement classes, April showers are a reminder of the upcoming College Board AP Exams, which will take place from May 7 to May 18. The College Board AP program provides students the opportunity to...

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