The Downey Legend

Thirst Project

Thirst Project

Clarissa Arceo, Photographer

September 25, 2019

Walking for Purpose, Walking to Help

Adrian Soto, Writer

February 20, 2019

On Feb. 9, the Downey community was given the opportunity to fight the water crisis plaguing countries in Africa through an event at the Downey Allen Layne Stadium.  The event, Walk 4 Water, was organized by Kiwin's and the Thirst Project in order to fundraise money for a pump in an African town th...

KIWIN’S Club

Nicole Estrada, Writer

September 20, 2017

KIWIN’S is one of the 33 clubs here on Downey High School’s campus. KIWIN’S involves community service and they do events such as Relay For Life, movie nights, and karaoke nights.   Leslie Hernandez, 12, a member of the club who has been attending KIWIN’S since the  beginning of ...

A year of success recognized

A year of success recognized

Rodas Hailu, Student Life Editor

April 26, 2013

From Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 22, several members of Downey KIWIN’S attended the 37th Annual District Convention at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, winning six awards for their club. KIWIN’S members from the states of California, Nevada, and Hawaii attended the three-day convention...

Mother of many talents

Mother of many talents

Sara Cabrera, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

April 19, 2013

Aside from being a supportive parent, Santa Alejos, mother of Joselyn, 9, Gerardo, 10, Jaqueline, 11, and Jazmin, 11, has been involved in helping the community and her children’s schools since her oldest twin daughters Jazmin and Jaqueline were in the fourth grade attending Gauldin Elementary School....

Walking and supporting

Walking and supporting

Gabriela Sanchez, Arts & 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...

Celebrating the teacher of the year

Celebrating the teacher of the year

Joey Flores, News Section Editor

March 15, 2013

To reward her for her teaching skills and willingness to educate to the best of her ability, English 9 and Honors English 10 teacher Debra Kasner was announced Teacher of the Year on February 28.   Several of her students met the news with the utmost excitement because they had the chance...

Finding a cure together

Finding a cure together

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

March 15, 2013

4,000 plus students, divided into two assemblies, were rounded up in the gym during second period on March 1 to begin fundraising for Relay For Life. The event, on June 1-2, works toward trying to find a cure for cancer.   Last year Downey High School came together for a common purpose –to...

Serving one at a time

Serving one at a time

Brenda Lopez, Writer

February 8, 2013

Downey High School's KIWIN'S club hosted their annual training conference for the Diamond Division on Jan. 12, welcoming Palos Verdes, Narbonne, and South High School. As members from other schools filled the theatre the vibe was welcoming, as they showed enthusiasm to start and learn new ways to serve...

Just doing good

Just doing good

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...

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