The Downey Legend

Downey Dance Regionals

The Downey High School’s Dance Team showed off their skills on January 25 at the USA Dance Regionals. One of the team captains, Juliana Rincon, 12, made sure to do her part throughout all the dances. “I had to prepare myself mentally about a week prior to competition,” Rincon said. “I feel so many emotions before I’m about to go on, mostly nervous, but I know win or lose, I’ll always have my squad.”

Arely Macedo, Photographer

February 5, 2020

Downey Dance Day

Natalie Ramirez, Photographer

October 22, 2019

Homecoming Court

Carla Vente, Photographer

September 24, 2019

2016 Dance Review

Ending their performance, the dancers strike a fierce superhero pose on May 4 in the Downey Civic Theatre. The team danced along to Big Hero 6’s ending credit song “Immortals”.

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

May 18, 2016

To showcase their moves, Downey’s Dance Team and the CTE dance classes, held a dance review at the Downey Civic Theater on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5.  Some performances, included ones which were performed at the USA National Champions.   Sussy Sanchez, 10, attended the dance review...

Sadie Hawkins Dance

At the Sadie’s Hawkins Welcome To The Jungle themed dance, Robert Molina, 12, and Alyssa Lozano, 11, dance along to Enrique Iglesias’ “Hero” in the gymnasium. The dance was supposed to take place in the quad, but it was later moved to the gym due to weather conditions.

Miranda Ramirez, Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2016

Open for all grades to attend, the annual Sadie Hawkins dance took place on Friday, April 8 in the Downey High School gym as a fundraiser for the senior class of 2016.   Sadie Hawkins is an American tradition that is derived from a news strip comic from the 1930s, in which a young woman cou...

Homecoming Proposals

Before the bell rang during 6 period on Oct. 2, senior, Jarred Aldaco, asks senior, Julissa Villalobos, to the homecoming dance. “Very rushed, I got to school early thinking this wasn’t going to work out,” Aldaco said, “I had to get there before she got there so it was pretty intense.”

Karla Ramirez, Photo Editor

October 21, 2015

With homecoming just a few weeks away, the students at Downey High School can be seen getting creative and extravagant with their homecoming proposals, each bigger than the last.   “Homecoming and prom are always interesting times of the year,” Roberto Raygoza said. “You can always ...

One school, four medalists

Due to their performance in their CTE classes, such as dance and health occupations, four girls are honored by receiving medals from the Los Angeles County Regional Occupational Program, on April 28. Left to Right: Mrs. Delgado, counselor, Natalie Turcios, 12, Briana Reed, 12, Mr. Houts, principal, Genesis Hardiman, 12, Fatima Lima, 11, and coundelors Mrs. Loyarte, Mr. Frye, and Mrs. Morse.

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer

May 29, 2015

On Tues., Apr. 28, Mr. Frye honored four Downey High Career and Technical Education students, in the Career Center, for winning three bronze medals and a silver medal at the Career Technical Education Student Recognition Competition held in the month of March.   The Los Angeles County Office...

It’s the ladies’ turn

At the Downey High School gym on April 17, the Sadie’s DJ interacts with students attending the dance to get the crowd hyped up. “ The DJ was awesome, [I] love how he came down and hyped us up,” senior Destiny Ayala said.

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

May 6, 2015

On Fri., Apr. 18, the Downey High student body attended the luau themed Sadie’s dance in the gym. The dance, titled “Lets Have A Tiki part 2,” was decorated with Hawaiian props and a black light affect, giving the usual theme a glow-in-the-dark twist.   The dance’s hype came from untraditional...

A Knott’s Berry formal, and berry nervous asking

On Jan. 20, David Flores asked his closest friend from track to winter formal. “I thought it was about time I asked her,” Flores said.

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

Throughout the month of January, students all over Downey High School are found stressing out not only because of upcoming finals, but also because of Downey’s annual winter formal dance at Knott’s Berry Farm.  Underclassmen have little worries, but seniors find themselves nervous and anxious to...

5 Questions with Ma Nadeschka

5 Questions with Ma Nadeschka

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

After winning Downey’s Best Dance Crew last year, Street Ninjas member, Ma Nadeschka Estocado decided to take dancing to the next step. Due to her passion for choreography, she created a club to teach other people her dance moves. “Its not just any dance club,” Estocado stated, “it’s a mob...

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