The Downey Legend

Oh, it’s definitely a rush!

On Wed., Feb. 26, president of Bible Club, Francisco Porra, 12, hands out flyers to students who pass by the club table during club rush. Bible Club handed out Jolly Ranchers to those who signed up for the club.

Noemi Lozano, Copy Editor

March 10, 2014

On Wed., Feb. 26, clubs held their semi-annual Club Rush event. This event, done every semester, is a way to promote clubs and activities on campus. Key Club, Fashion Club, and Interact Club, along with many others, set out their tables filled with flyers, buttons, stickers, and new member registry....

Taking Initiative

Joey Flores, News Editor

May 17, 2013

Key Club held its third Downey Initiative on Wednesday, May 8 at 3:00 P.M. after school, to clean up the school campus. The events started this past March as soon as the new Key Club board was established. Elizabeth Aceves, 10, is a Key Club member who attended an event that made board members realize...

Walking and supporting

Participants from the Arc Walk wait in line in front of Acapulco Mexican Restaurant to get their burritos for lunch after finishing the event. The Arc Walk is an annual event that donates its profits to the disabled who work at The Arc located on Washburn Road.

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2013

The annual Arc Walk for Independence was held Saturday at 8 in the morning on March 23, at Stonewood Mall where hundreds of people joined together to walk around the city of Downey to honor and show support for the mentally and physically disabled and their opportunities for economic independence. Crowds...

Student elections, Key Club style

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Cory Trujillo, 11, fills out the ballot to choose the board members for the 2013-2014 Key Club. The contestants will receive the results by Friday, Feb. 8.

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2013

On Feb. 26, Key Club held their annual elections for aspiring board members during both A and B lunches. Every year, the service club allows any paid members of the group to run for a certain position on the board. President, vice president, and class representatives were a few of the positions available...

Just doing good

On January 19, Jessica Samaniego, 11, helps paint Longfellow Elementary School for the Compton Initiative. “I had lots of fun and just knowing that the work we did will make someone happy,” Samaniego said, “it makes me feel great about doing it.”

Joey Flores, News Editor

January 30, 2013

Longfellow Elementary School received a revamp on its campus by people from the Compton Initiative, an organization that revitalizes school campuses and houses in Compton. On the morning of January 19, volunteers gathered to help, and Downey’s very own KIWIN’S and Key Club were there to participate. Anthony...

Little boxes, big money

During the months of October and November, the members of Key Club at Downey High School raise money for UNICEF, called Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, to support Iodine deficiency and HIV/AIDS programs worldwide. With their efforts, the club successfully raised over a thousand dollars.

Joey Flores, News Editor

December 5, 2012

Downey High School’s Key Club has raised over $1,000 for UNICEF, an organization that donates money to third world countries, by doing different fundraisers during the months of October and November The club is amongst those groups that helped eliminate tetanus in some third world countries. Key...

Five Questions with Sophia Paik

Five Questions with Sophia Paik

Joey Flores, News Editor

October 30, 2012

Q1: You are co-president of CSF and secretary for Key Club, amongst other board member positions. What is your main motivation to be involved in these clubs, especially as a board member? A1: Well, for Key Club, I have compassion and the urge to serve the community. Ever since I was young, the community...

Brilliant meets wise

Brilliant meets wise

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 21, 2012

All throughout the school year, dedication and hard work have emerged from the Vikings who tackle multiple Advanced Placement classes along with various clubs and sports. Despite the tremendous amount of perseverance these rigorous courses and extra curricular activities require, these students have...

Green monkeys storm Magic Mountain

Green monkeys storm Magic Mountain

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

November 21, 2011

Thousands of Key Club members from California, Nevada, and Hawaii swarmed the Golden Bear Stadium at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Nov. 19 to celebrate the annual Fall Rally. Equipped with thundersticks, pom-poms, and whistles, different divisions battled it out during the spirit war and auction event fo...

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...

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