The Downey Legend

Covid Cancels Cheer

Loren Sapiter, Videographer

May 19, 2020

“I felt like I left [cheer] on a high note.”

Sabrina Picou and Fernando Mandujano

February 3, 2016

Quiairah Perkins, 12, explains why she was in cheer her first three years of high school but decided to take it easy and not return to cheer her senior year.

New around here

In B-111, at Downey High School, history teacher, Ms. Rauls, accomplishes what she has wanted since she was young: becoming a fully credentialed teacher. “I have been able to see the view of my education through the eyes of my teachers,” Rauls stated.

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

February 17, 2015

At the start of second semester, Ms. Rauls, a former student teacher of Ms. James and Mr. Glasser, began her first semester as an official history teacher.   Through student teaching, Ms. Rauls feels she learned how to make teaching fun for her students. She also feels Downey High School,...

From Downey to Dallas

	In the gym on Jan. 19, the varsity cheer team’s flyers practice their scorpions for their competition in Dallas, Texas. “We are not use to this kind of routine; it’s different,” Avrion Gray, 12, said. “There are a lot of things going on.”

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

During the month of January, the varsity cheer squad prepares to compete in the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Nationals held in Dallas, Texas. The girls began practicing for this competition in August when they first choreographed the routine they would perform months later in front of thousands...

Ready? Ok!

On Friday, May 24 junior Amanda Azurduy rehearses her routine before auditioning in front of the judges to become part of the 2013-2014 cheer team. The upcoming cheerleaders learned routines from May 20-23 and showed their potential to judges on May 24.

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

May 31, 2013

After a long week of practicing a cheer and a routine, on Friday, May 24, 117 girls gathered outside the gymnasium, waiting nervously for their turn to show off their skills in front of the judges, hoping to soon be a member of Downey’s 2013-2014 cheer team. The first day of practice, Coach Connor...

To be a part of something

To be a part of something

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

May 29, 2012

For new students in high school joining sports isn’t easy, but for many it’s worth fighting for. With the school year ending, many different sports host tryouts to start out next year with players already selected and ready to win. Sports like football, tennis, cheer, color guard, and soccer all...

Black Light Assembly

Cassandra Meuret

March 1, 2010

A diligent combination of students and staff hosted the “world famous” Black Light Assembly on Thursday, Feb. 11 to honor winter sports, promote school spirit, and encourage students to support the highly anticipated Downey vs. Warren basketball game. The Black Light Assembly has become famous for...

Cheer’s secret weapon

Eileen Castle

December 2, 2009

Enrique Curiel takes a stand and bends the stereotypical image of what a cheerleader at Downey High is. It has been 7 years since Downey had a male cheerleader, and Curiel is the perfect candidate to break that trend. “I can’t even remember how long it’s been, but I can recall in 1985 there...

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