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JSA One-Day

Leading the Jan. 20 One-Day convention with president and sophomore Sade Neri (far right), Allyssa Chan, 10, (center right) upholds the responsibility of co-vice president in and out of club meetings. “We tried to advertise the convention as much as possible, spreading fliers to Twitter and social media,” Chan said. “Thankfully, people from our chapter are really enthusiastic and made our first One-Day a success.”

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief

February 9, 2018

Downey High’s JSA debate club held their first One-Day convention on Jan. 20, opening their doors to students from across Southern California.   Although Downey’s club attends quarterly events hosted by the Southern California chapter, the school’s board members coordinated with thos...

JSA Attends Fall State

Ajla Nasic, Social Media Manager

November 17, 2017

On the weekend of Oct. 28, nine students from JSA attended Fall State, an annual convention held by the organization in which different districts from Southern California participate in a discussion about politics and current events. Held at the Marriott Hotel Woodland Hills, the convention encourage...

JSA: Fall State

Jade Robles, Videographer

November 18, 2016

Taking on the big leagues

Taking on the big leagues

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

April 27, 2012

Heading off to the LAX Hilton on April 13, was Downey High’s JSA chapter attended Spring State, a formal debate convention, to win awards and show off their skills. In total, thirty people attended from DHS, including JSA Adviser Mr. Armendariz, President Alejandro Lomeli, and member Caleb Mukathe....

Downey JSA chapter heads off to the LAX Marriot

Downey JSA chapter heads off to the LAX Marriot

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

November 21, 2011

JSA members congregated at the LAX Marriott, on Oct. 12 and 13, to practice democracy and strengthen debating skills at the 2011 Junior State of America Fall State Convention. “JSAers” remained at the hotel and listened to both experienced and inexperienced speakers debate over topics that ranged...

Out with the old, in with the new

Out with the old, in with the new

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

October 12, 2011

The campus filled with members of the community, parents, students, and faculty as Back-to-School Night rolled around once again on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Class blocks for students and parents began at 6:00 p.m., and an organized bell schedule prompted parents and students to the...

Students win big on Senior Awards Night

Students win big on Senior Awards Night

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

June 14, 2011

A select group of roughly 150 seniors streamed into the Downey Civic Theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, to receive scholarships from various organizations and benefactors dedicated to funding students’ college educations. Minutes before the show began, the sharply-dressed seniors were directed...

JSA makes history

JSA makes history

Camerynn Chase

April 4, 2011

The Junior State of America chapter from Downey High hosted a Mini Convention that took place on Sunday, April 3 in the B building. The Mini Con was a small, one-day convention that lasted from 9AM to 3PM. This event brought together students from all over Southern California JSA including Temple City...

Clubs participate in fall conventions

Clubs participate in fall conventions

Angelica Co/ Brandon Pineda

November 23, 2010

As the season comes to an end, Key Club and the Junior State of America Downey club members, as well as schools from all over the state, came together for fall conventions. Key Clubbers paraded at Magic Mountain on November 20 to celebrate Fall Rally 2010, while Junior State of America (JSA) members...

Election Day 2010

Election Day 2010

Camerynn Chase

November 5, 2010

Voting took place this month across the nation on Nov. 2 in schools like Columbus Adult School with the City Council Member, the Governor, the Senator, and several proposition listed on the ballot . Among the adult voters were DHS students voicing their opinions. “I think it’s important to vote,”...

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