The Downey Legend

Writing Center Expansions

Experienced writers such as Sara Fuentes, graduate, take time out of their day to help students who need advice on how to write better essays or prompts. “It’s a great experience to help students out because I knew I needed help when I was a student,” Fuentes said. “I enjoy giving advice on how to write better because writing is really important for all subjects not just English.”

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

October 17, 2016

As of the 2016-2017 school year, Downey High School’s Writing Center is open to freshmen, sophomores, and now juniors. Previously, only freshmen and sophomores could access the center, but the resource is now available to the junior class as well.   The Writing Center’s goal is to in...

Basketball Season Continues

As the basketball game for Downey begins against Cal High, C.J. Smith, 12, goes up for the jump ball on Jan 5. “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose as long as you give everything in your heart,” Smith said.

Amanda Davila, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016

Playing against Cal High, on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m., Downey’s boys varsity basketball team add another win to their 13-2 streak making them 14-2.   Cal High made the first points of the night causing the crowd to cheer with supportive words for the DHS players on the court; the bo...

Welcome to the good life

After graduating high school on June 17, seniors Martin Ponce and Sabrina Vidrio will be attending community college in the fall of 2015. “Even though our squad is going to different colleges,” Ponce said, “we’re sticking together.” “Yeah, I’m kinda stuck with him,” Vidrio said.

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

June 16, 2015

The Downey High School seniors are getting ready to graduate from the 2014-2015 school year and are saying their final farewells to the campus staff, administrators, and friends. From senior portraits, to the very first senior assembly, and finally the last high school dance, seniors have created memories...

Munchin’ at the luncheon

During B lunch on June 3, Chris Zuniga, 12, along with his classmates, serve teachers lunch, so they can experience what it is like to host a food service event. “It feels really good and cool to be able to make this food for the teachers,” Zuniga stated. “I also feel great that we can bring them joy.”

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

June 16, 2015

On Wed., Jun. 3, Downey High School’s Creative Foods class and their teacher, Ms. Diane Villa, hosted the annual teacher luncheon, in room A-203, in order to give the students an experience in a food service event.  Teachers on campus are often tied up in their work, from grading papers to making...

Blood drives save lives

On June 5, Jennifer Gavriiloglou, 11, donates blood to the Red Cross in the Downey High School gym, because she wants to save lives. “This is my first time donating and it was a great experience,” Gavriiloglou stated.

Sabrina Picou, Editor-In-Chief

June 15, 2015

On Fri., June, 5 the blood drive was held at Downey High, in the school’s gymnasium, and was hosted by the American Red Cross, which hosts 200,000 blood drives every year. Students and staff participate in this donation annually to help save the lives of those who need blood transfusions, and community...

Huffin’ and puffin’

During half time at the Powder Puff game, still with no score on the scoreboard, Head Coach Eduardo Preciado, 12, talks to the senior team in the locker room. “For my last year here, it was great,” Preciado said. “I love leading my warriors.”

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

June 1, 2015

As the year comes to an end, juniors and seniors who volunteered to play for Powder Puff, took time out of their days to practice for the big game on Friday, May 8, at the Allen Lane Stadium.   The senior girls conditioned and practiced football plays twice a week, for 3 hours, to keep the...

Victims speak out

On Apr. 23, Downey students receive the opportunity to attend the Families Against Sex Trafficking presentation. One of the sex trafficking victims made an appearance and gave a speech about what she had gone through.

Esther Rodriguez, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

May 15, 2015

On Thurs. Apr. 23, D’Lita Miller, the founder of Families Against Sex Trafficking and a former trafficking victim, spoke to Downey High’s Stop the Traffick club and the student body in the theater.   D’Lita Miller is now the mother of 5 children and the founder of F.A.S.T, an organization...

If you can dodge a wrench…

Jumping over the ball in the Downey High School gym, Joseph Lopez, 11, and his team compete in the dodge ball tournament on Mar. 6. “The wresting team and I decided, since we didn’t do it last year, we are going to this year,” Lopez said. “I had lots of fun being with my team members.”

Irania Quintero, Staff Writer

March 25, 2015

On Mar. 6, Downey High School’s dance team hosted their annual dodge ball tournament in the gym to fundraise for their team and provide a thrilling experience for the student body. A total of 28 teams participated but only one came out on top to take home the championship trophy. The stuffiness of...

TLC March Madness

March 3, 2015

Downey High participates in the 2015 March Madness fundraiser to raise money for TLC.

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