The Downey Legend

4/23/20: “Where I live there are not that many people around me so I consider myself pretty lucky. I’ve got a lot of space too but I’m sad because there was supposed to be an exchange student with me from Ukraine. And I couldn’t visit my family in the Netherlands because of quarantine.

Covid-19 Hinders Exchange Programs

Jocelyn Rosillo, Writer May 11, 2020

Moutier - Malcard, France. Photos provided by interviewees     

Foreign exchange student, Guillaume Oury, 11, traveled all the way from France to experience American culture in Downey High School for two weeks.

5 Questions with Guillaume

Lidia Rios, Public Relations Manager March 9, 2016

Seventeen year old, Guillaume Oury, is a student from France who is part of the foreign exchange program, and although he has only been in the California for a week and a half, he has already gained...


David Beltran, Podcast Manager December 8, 2015

On the dreadful night of November 13th, the people of Paris were experienced several attacks, one of them being at the legendary concert venue Bataclan. American rock band, Eagles of Death Metal, were...

During June 23-30, Downey High School student, Valeria Ruiz, went on the French and Spanish class trip with her Spanish teacher to learn about the two different cultures. “I got my shirt at the museum where we saw the Mona Lisa painting” Ruiz stated.

A world outside DHS

Celine Spence, Public Relations October 29, 2014

In order to explore different cultures and apply what they were taught throughout the school year, students from the French and Spanish classes, along with some of their teachers (Mrs. Baca, Ms., Buenrostro,...

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