The Downey Legend

Downey at the X-Factor

Downey at the X-Factor

Mercy Watkins

May 27, 2011

As a fundraiser the Downey music program attended the X-Factors audition process on May 9. at the USC Galen Center. Assistant Band Director, Matthew Fell, announced the field trips two weeks before the event, noting to students that it was a fundraiser that could help lower band fees for the follow...

Open house

Open house

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

April 15, 2011

In order to initiate the Spring Season, the annual, school-wide Open House was hosted on April 14 across campus. For students and staff that participated in this event, it was much more then a chance to check up on current grades. With open classrooms of all kinds, the opportunity to observe the activities...

JSA makes history

JSA makes history

Camerynn Chase

April 4, 2011

The Junior State of America chapter from Downey High hosted a Mini Convention that took place on Sunday, April 3 in the B building. The Mini Con was a small, one-day convention that lasted from 9AM to 3PM. This event brought together students from all over Southern California JSA including Temple City...

Students show commitment to Speech and Debate

Students show commitment to Speech and Debate

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 21, 2011

Among the various extracurricular activities that encircle the school campus, Speech and Debate has proven itself to be one that is worthy of being appreciated. Led by Ms. King, the members work to improve their public speaking abilities and to also challenge their way of thinking. In contrast to...

GSA: The Gay Straight Alliance

Meeting every Friday in Room S-3, the Gay Straight alliance is Downey High's most recent addition to the array of after school activities and clubs.  The adviser, Mr. Zakour supervised and participated in the first meeting of the year.

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

January 26, 2011

Centered on one main goal, the new members of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) congregated for their first meeting on Jan. 14. The goal of GSA is to make their school community safe and welcoming to all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Senior Robert Mejico, current Vic...

Future Teachers of America

Future Teachers of America

Alejandra Paredes, Student Life Editor

January 26, 2011

Those seeking a career in education are a part of the ambitious Future Teachers of America club, which empowers fortunate students the skills to become great influences. Future Teachers of America correlates with ROP Careers in Education, giving students an upper hand in their pursuit. The club...

Election Day 2010

Election Day 2010

Camerynn Chase

November 5, 2010

Voting took place this month across the nation on Nov. 2 in schools like Columbus Adult School with the City Council Member, the Governor, the Senator, and several proposition listed on the ballot . Among the adult voters were DHS students voicing their opinions. “I think it’s important to vote,”...

Studying Over Seas

After a month and a half of living in Downey, Yannic Duckwitz, a foreign exchange student from Germany, is glad to say he is adapting to the California weather. Duckwitz has become a Viking due to his strong enthusiasm to improve his English and has also joined the Junior Varsity Football team.

Anais Hinojosa

October 18, 2010

After traveling halfway around the world, 17-year-old German exchange student Yannic Duckwitz arrived in California on Aug. 27, ready to join the junior class at Downey High. Driven by a desire to improve his English, Duckwitz carried on an extensive online search and was able to find what he was looking...

Cheer Clinic

Little girls of all ages are being taught the principles of cheer by both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Lady Vikes through the Cheer Clinic program which performed during the Oct. 1 football game against Bell High School at Allen Lane Stadium. The young blonde twins stole the show that night with their enthusiasm about cheer and touching smiles.

Elizabeth Contreras

October 18, 2010

Opportunities arose for young girls in kindergarten through eighth grade on Sept. 25 as the Viking cheerleaders volunteered their time to teach them the fundamentals of cheerleading. There were a total of 94 girls who were split into cheer and dance groups where they switched half way through the day. “It’s...

Club rush: pick a club, any club

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

September 30, 2010

In order to promote clubs and activities on campus, and get to students more involved, Club Rush is held during both lunches in front of the outdoor stage on Sept 22-23. Some of the clubs that were present and promoting include the Key Club, Art Club, Junior State of America, Spanish Club, Eco Club,...

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