The Downey Legend

Who do you relay for?

During both lunches, the library sells shirts and bracelets to support raising awareness for cancer research though March madness. Mr. Manzanares took his time to help cancer patients by selling shirts, bracelets, and doing other fundraisers, after losing his own father to cancer.

Moises Martinez Cortez, Writer/Community Editor

April 9, 2014

The City of Downey’s tenth annual Relay For Life fundraiser kicked off Thurs., Mar. 7 with students and staff members on campus uniting under the banner Team Viking Spirit. In hopes of raising funds for cancer research, several sports teams and clubs gave a helping hand by assembling their own fundra...

A season of accomplishments

On April 12, Mario Galvan, 12, and brother, shaves Mr. Zegarra and Mr. Houts hair off in front of the entire student body at the Allen Lane Stadium. “Our wife’s don’t know about this,” Zegarra said, “but they will know once we get home.”

Norma Flores, Sports Editor

April 16, 2013

As the spring season for athletics is well under way, ASB hosted a rally to present the different sports to the student body on April 13, during second period, in the Allen Layne Stadium.   The rally began with a performance by drumline as the students were seated. The freshman were seated on the vis...

Not alone, we fight together

To support Relay for Life, and raise money for senior Mario Galvan, 12, Joey Romero, 12, Mario Andres Galvan, 11, Edwyn Arroyo, 12, Eddie Guerrero, 12, and Michael Rivas, 12, shave their heads in March. They also sold t-shirts to support Galvan’s older brother who was diagnosed with cancer late last year.

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy Editor

April 10, 2013

With their motivation for finding a cure for cancer, students, faculty, and staff helped raise $23,562.81 for Relay For Life within two weeks, organized by physical education teacher, Marvin Manzanares. He is one of the many who have witnessed the damage and heartache this disease causes to families....

Funding for a lifetime of laughs

On March 29, Comedy Sportz members Bryce Caliwag, 12, Miguel Meza, 11, and Marco Arroyo, 11, sit together in the theatre to play the game of Speed Date. The Blue Team beat the Red Team in this Relay for Life fundraising game.

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2013

In addition to their usual routine of comedy and improv, the Comedy Sportz High School League held a special game against each other on March 27 for Relay for Life, donating the proceeds in respect to senior Mario Galvan, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last December. T-shirts supporting G...

Finding a cure together

On Friday, March 1, senior, Mario Galvan shares his story about battling cancer during the March Madness fundraiser for Relay for Life. Galvan was Homecoming King and a member of the varsity football and varsity soccer teams.

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...

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