The Downey Legend

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 many prominent community members starting at 11:00 am.     A big focus was put on Project Lead The Way,...

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. According to Denise Takano, $440,000 has been given for teacher projects in the Downey Unified...

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 the beginning of the presentation, principal Tom Houts took center stage to welcome each...

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 to sports and that it may be the first year that football, baseball, and basketball win league in...

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’ college educations. Minutes before the show began, the sharply-dressed seniors were directed...

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