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Education Is Essential: Remembering Dr. Mary Stauffer

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor March 8, 2021

On Feb. 12, 2021, the city of Downey lost a true titan as Dr. Mary Stauffer passed away. The 103-year-old was revered throughout the community for her generous grants that helped build the Downey Unified...

Downey Celebrates 102 years of Dr Mary Stauffer

Lukas Luna, Co-Copy Editor September 9, 2019

  On Saturday, August 24, Downey’s Columbia Memorial Space Center held a birthday celebration for the now 102 year-old Dr Mary Stauffer. The event lasted from 10am to 5pm, with a reception featuring...

Helping out the rest

Helping out the rest

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2012

For the 2012-2013 school year, eight Downey High School teachers have been awarded grants reaching a total of over $40,000, from the Mary R. Stauffer Foundation, for classroom goals they want to accomplish....

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Acknowledging the Viking Alumnis

Roy Mendoza, Co-Editor-in-Chief/Copy Editor June 1, 2012

Upholding the annual tradition, Downey High School held the 13th Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, on May 25, in the B-theatre. This year’s event included inductees from the class of 1956, 1979, and 1986. At...

PTA: April 2012

PTA: April 2012

Kathy Ochoa, Writer April 27, 2012

PTA met in the B-building theatre, on Monday, Apr. 23, at 6 p.m., to discuss upcoming school events. They started with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Principal Tom Houts explained how he has been busy due...

Students win big on Senior Awards Night

Students win big on Senior Awards Night

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor June 14, 2011

A select group of roughly 150 seniors streamed into the Downey Civic Theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, to receive scholarships from various organizations and benefactors dedicated to funding students’...

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