The Downey Legend

Homework: Is it a Help or a Hindrance

Homework: Is it a Help or a Hindrance

Lukas Luna and Gilberto Jijon

May 17, 2019

It is far too common to find high school students swamped with a seemingly insurmountable workload. Unfortunately, Downey High School is no different. In an attempt to enlighten her younger students to this problem, English teacher Mrs. Roveri has assigned some of her sophomores to write an essa...

Huffin’ and puffin’

Huffin’ and puffin’

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writier

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...

The unworn dance shoes

The unworn dance shoes

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

March 11, 2015

On Wednesday Feb. 25, the Downey High School Dance Team, along with dance studios like, Downey Dance Studio, Onstage Dance Center, Kimberly’s Dance Studio, and Santa Fe Springs Dance Center performed at the True Lasting Connections Benefit Dance Concert at the Downey Civic Theatre in memory of Raniyah...

Fill it up

Fill it up

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

February 25, 2015

Students are filling up their tanks with less stress about how much money they are spending and more excitement about how much more they can do with the money they are saving since the drop in gas prices late last year.   Students that commute to school every day save more money, since filling...

A taste of diverse talent

A taste of diverse talent

Irania Quintero, News Section Editor

February 18, 2015

Downey High School’s Latin Dance and Culture Club hosted the Cultural Talent Show in Downey’s theatre, on Feb. 6, in order to promote hidden talent and raise awareness about their club.  Club advisor, Mrs. Richelle Mercure-Fitzl, started off the night by recognizing all the hard work her students...

A Knott’s Berry formal, and berry nervous asking

A Knott’s Berry formal, and berry nervous asking

Irania Quintero, News Section Editor

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...

Ordway is the way

Ordway is the way

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

February 2, 2015

11th and 12th grade English teacher, Mrs. Ordway, recently won Downey High School’s teacher of the month for the month of January. While she believes that she just got lucky for winning, many of her students and former students believe that she deserved it.   After joking with her class...

Nishioka’s new motherhood

Nishioka’s new motherhood

Carlos Garcia, Staff Writer

January 26, 2015

After an intensive process of paperwork, home visits, and parenting classes, English teacher Ms. Nishioka finalized the adoption of her children, Travis and Chloe, on December 23.   “I found my children through the foster care system,” Nishioka said. “From there, I am sent profiles of...

The new, the better, and the change

The new, the better, and the change

Mireya Navarro, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

After teaching at Sussman Middle School for 20 years, Kimberly Wilmoth, decided to make a change in her career by becoming a sophomore English teacher at Downey High.   She was sitting in her classroom during her prep period one day and said to herself, “I need a change.” She then filled...

A music extravaganza

A music extravaganza

Gustavo Ramirez, Community Editor

May 30, 2012

Thrilling audiences with a mixture of talented singers and musicians, the Spring Concert held on May 23 showcased the talent within Downey High School’s choir and band groups. Within choir there is a division between the advanced group and beginners, with each demonstrating their level of talent. Band...

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