The Downey Legend

Acceptance into the new World

Acceptance into the new World
April 15, 2011

With the coming of Spring, the anticipated college acceptance letters for seniors that applied to college in the fall have arrived. These acceptance letters determine the future of incoming college...

Dress towards success

Dress towards success
April 14, 2011

As a solution to the conflicts contributed by the dress code punishments, the administration developed a new regulation that has been enforced since the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year. “I...

Cranes for a cause

Cranes for a cause
April 4, 2011

After the tragic earthquake in Japan on March 11, clubs and organizations at Downey decided to take action and help the victims in need.  Friday’s magnitude 8.9 earthquake triggered a tumultuous tsunami...

PTA: January 2011

President Martha Michael discusses many topics with parents and students at the PTA meeting in the theatre on Jan 10.  Other speakers during the meeting included Liz Schlegel, fundraiser VP, Rosie Sanchez, Parliamentarian, and Mary Skill, Treasurer.
January 26, 2011

Parents and staff united yet again as the PTA met in the theatre on Monday, Jan 10 to discuss the rest of the semester. Principal Tom Houts began the meeting by outlining the rest of the school year's...

The Michelle Kwan of this generation

The Michelle Kwan of this generation
December 15, 2010

Since the age of 5, sophomore Vanessa Lam has been devoted to her ice skating career and anticipates the one day she wins an Olympic medal. Lam’s older sister, Nina Lam, wanted to learn how to ice skate...

Advanced Photography captures smiles

Advanced Photography captures smiles
November 23, 2010

In an attempt to gain practice, the Advance Photo class took family portraits and Christmas card pictures on November 22. Throughout the day, family members of students and staff arrived in room O-2 prepared...

Teacher of the Month

Showing outstanding charisma, Mr. and Mrs. Sanders along with security Barry Baldwin have been awarded with Teachers and Staff member of the month selected by the student body. This marks the first time that two teachers have been selected for this award.
October 18, 2010

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Teacher of the Month awards? Mr. and Mrs. Sanders, along with security guard Barry Baldwin, were the winners of October DHS Teachers and Staff Member of...

Cheer Clinic

Little girls of all ages are being taught the principles of cheer by both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Lady Vikes through the Cheer Clinic program which performed during the Oct. 1 football game against Bell High School at Allen Lane Stadium. The young blonde twins stole the show that night with their enthusiasm about cheer and touching smiles.
October 18, 2010

Opportunities arose for young girls in kindergarten through eighth grade on Sept. 25 as the Viking cheerleaders volunteered their time to teach them the fundamentals of cheerleading. There were a total...

Back to school blues

September 30, 2010

With the start of a new year, returning Vikes feel the sudden shock of the end of the summer like fiends withdrawing from a three-month sugar binge. Most students say that summer is a time of late nights,...

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The School Newspaper of Downey High School
Elizabeth Contreras