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Downey High Student Owns Her Own Shop at Only 16

With her brother, Josh Tafolla, 11, and best friend Destiny Mora, 12, by her side to help her with Mas Vintage, Samantha Tafolla ,11, establishes her store at the age of sixteen. “She’s [destiny] been with me since day one,” Tafolla said. “Ever since I told her, she has supported me and has helped me get through it all.”

Lizzy Martinez, Co-Business Manager

December 13, 2017

Samantha Tafolla is a junior at Downey who owns her own clothing business, Mas Vintage, and sells a variety of vintage clothes. She is currently located in Downey, yet she started her business in July of 2016 by selling clothing at the Rose Bowl’s flea market.  She was offered the opportunity...

Taking care of business

On May, 27, senior Gabriel Garcia expresses his feelings about all his hard work on his business presentation. “Do what you love and the money will come,” Garcia said. “It was a pretty awesome feeling knowing that all my hard work paid off.”

Sophie prettyman, Staff Writer

May 29, 2015

In April, Downey High School students from Mrs. Hernandez’s Business and Entrepreneurship classes competed in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Greater Los Angeles competition. One of these students, senior Gabriel Garcia, won a prize of $100 in the first round of the competition and advanced...

New classes, new opportunities

Cassandra Meuret

March 31, 2010

A new year offers students a variety of classes in hopes of expanding their knowledge, interests, and education in: Personal Finance, Music Appreciation, Appreciation of Poetry and Entrepreneurship. Sometimes it can be a struggle to get students excited about the courses available. This is why switching...

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