The Downey Legend

Senior Year

Enrique Jimenez and Melina Michaus

May 23, 2020

Senior Awards Night

After being nominated for the 2016 Senior Awards, Julie-Anne Angulo, 12, was one of the seniors called up for interviews that discussed scholarships in the Local Scholarship Program. “Most of them asked me things like ‘Tell me about yourself,’ and I was kind of thrown off because I didn’t know how to respond to that,” Angulo said. “I guess after that, our conversation was a more friendlier conversation because now we were talking.”

Julissa Villalobos, Photo Editor

June 1, 2016

Four years of hard work are slowly coming to a bittersweet close for 165 students whose work paid off, on Thursday, May 19, at 6 PM, at the Downey Civic Theatre, as they received scholarships that will help fund their fast approaching futures. “All the scholarships are through our loc...

Students with an alternative plan

After high school some students plan to go to college, but Amberly Espindola, 12, plans to go into the Marines once she graduates. Her older brother was in the Marine Corps, which is why she plans on going as well.

Leslie Ruiz, Business Team

January 28, 2015

As graduation approaches seniors Alan Ruiz, Matthew Ramirez, and Amberly Espindola plan on taking an alternate route from college to join the Armed Forces.   Senior Alan Ruiz plans on joining the Air Force when high school is over.   “College really isn’t for me and I wouldn’t...

Breaking tradition

Too anxious to wait, seniors Yaritza Figueroa and Brenda Aguyo open their cap and gown packages with friends, at the lunch tables, during B lunch on, June 4, in order to try on their caps and tassel.   “ I’ve been waiting four years for this!” Figueroa said.

Mia Dixon-Slaughter, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

June 14, 2013

The class of 2013 will graduate on June 20 at 8:00 p.m. but not on Downey High School’s field; the decision has been made to have the ceremony at Cerritos College.   This is not the first graduation to be held at Cerritos; nine years ago the 2004 graduating class was in the same scenario....

Eight scholars march in white

Eight scholars march in white

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

June 21, 2012

Earning an accumulated grade point average of 4.5 and higher, eight outstanding seniors received the highest honors of the 2011-2012 school year. Eric Choi, Ivy Hughes, Sophia Loumiotis, Jinan Mannaa, Marvin Salazar, Pimlada Tantiwuttipong, Caroline Tran, and Jessica Xilo will be wearing a white graduation...

Junior honor guard

Junior honor guard

Dinorah Acuña, Writer

June 21, 2012

But for this year’s Junior Honor Guard, the selection process needed a few alterations. This year, a large amount of juniors submitted their applications with the hopes of being a part of graduation. Rather than selecting forty juniors that qualify to be a part of Honor Guard, the application process...

A time to reflect and give thanks

A time to reflect and give thanks

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

June 21, 2012

Seniors gathered for the first time in their caps and gowns during Baccalaureate, at Downey First Baptist on Sunday, June 10, for a ceremony to celebrate and reflect on their rite of passage. The afternoon began with a greeting from principal Tom Houts in which he inspired students to think about...

The path to graduation

The path to graduation

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

May 31, 2011

As graduation rapidly approaches, many students have been scrambling to raise their grades and be removed from the Senior Fail List. Individuals who have been placed on the list are prevented from participating in any end-of-the-year events including Prom, the senior activities, Grad Night, and Graduation. For...

Senior Assembly

Senior Assembly

Brandon Pineda

May 11, 2011

The senior class of 2011 congregated to the gymnasium to discuss the final senior status on April 30. The senior assembly is designed to inform seniors on their last activities and, mostly, on their requirements to graduate. More than 900 seniors met at the gym to listen to the administrators and the...

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