The Downey Legend

5 Questions with Helen Hampton

5 Questions with Helen Hampton

Lauren Rodriguez, Writer/Student Life Editor May 6, 2014

Dedicated volunteer and go-go boot fanatic, Helen Hampton, gives insight on her positive outlook and years assisting Downey High School in the records office. Q1: How long have you been a volunteer...

On Thurs, Mar. 20, the Downey Vikes play their fourth game of the season against the Paramount Pirates, with senior Christos Meletis winning his match 7-5.  Meletis won all his matches  6-0.

Downey Vs. Paramount

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif April 4, 2014

On Thurs., Mar. 20, the boys varsity tennis played in a tournament against Paramount High. The Vikings held their undefeated title after winning the game 11-7, with their strength evident in the single...

On Dec. 10, Mr. Jose De La Torre is pleased to be part of the Downey High School staff and have assisted his students for the past seven years. “It is great to be given the opportunity to help students daily,” De La Torre said. “What if I make a difference in a student’s life?”

Teaching beyond the limits

Mizhelle Cortes, Writer/ Business Team December 13, 2013

The Teacher of the Month award, for the month of December, has been presented to math teacher Mr. De La Torre who has been teaching for seven years.   Mr. De La Torre, who teaches Geometry and...

On Oct. 13, Elle Neri, 11, and, Brenda Alvizures, 11, marches down Firestone Blvd. to support the annual CROP Hunger Walk event. “I felt united as a community,” Alvizures, “getting together trying to make a difference in someone’s life.”

One step closer to ending world hunger

Serene Gallardo , Community Section Editor October 18, 2013

Hope Club came to the aid of those unable to put food on the table on Sunday, Oct. 13th after participating in the annual CROP Hunger Walk – a national charitable event organized by the Church World...

Five Questions with Joseph Navarro

Five Questions with Joseph Navarro

Lauren Rodriguez, Writer/Student Life Editor October 18, 2013

At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, junior Joseph Navarro began selling churros to save money to buy a car and he continues to do so, but now for a helpful charity, The Amigos Club. Q1. Why did...

On Sept. 27, senior Patrick Smith performs a hurdler stunt at the football game vs. Huntington Beach, to encourage the audience to cheer for the Vikings. “I can’t choose either one,” Smith said, “Football is my life; cheer is happiness.”

One back handspring and tackle at a time

Mizhelle Cortes, Writer/ Business Team October 7, 2013

One activity is just not enough for senior Patrick Smith’s school days as they are filled with training for competitive football games and rehearsing routines with the cheer team. Playing football...

Throughout his junior year, Anthony Bravo constructs his own car at his family’s car shop to accomplish his goal. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to build my own car,” Bravo said. “You learn to appreciate the car much more than when you buy it.”

Your not-so-average teenager building his dreams

Rodas Hailu , Co-Editor-in-Chief June 14, 2013

Since the summer of 2012, junior Anthony Bravo has carefully constructed his own car from scratch, finally completing his 1979 Chevrolet Z28 recently. Once his sophomore year ended, Bravo aggressively...

On May 24, Daisy Watson displays a copy of her old book art as the first place winner of the 20th Annual Lucille Roybal- Allard Student Art Competition. “I named my art Sailing Through Thoughts because sometimes you recap into the past, ” Watson said. “ It is better to pass them in order to move into future goals.”

Arts and awards

Joey Flores, News Editor June 4, 2013

Artist-in-the-making, Daisy Watson, 12, proved her creative talent after winning several awards for her work in the past few weeks, one of them being the first place prize at the 20th Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard...

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