The Downey Legend

Baccalaureate celebrates before the big day

Baccalaureate celebrates before the big day
June 14, 2011

Baccalaureate , the church ceremony that celebrates the graduation of seniors, was held on Sunday, June, 12  at First Baptist Church. Well over half the senior class attended in their cap and gowns to...

Downey at the X-Factor

Downey at the X-Factor
May 27, 2011

As a fundraiser the Downey music program attended the X-Factors audition process on May 9. at the USC Galen Center. Assistant Band Director, Matthew Fell, announced the field trips two weeks before...

Art for knowledge

Art for knowledge
April 15, 2011

Viking Poster Contest Winners seniors Irene Saavedra, Benjamin Garcia and Francisco Concha were announced on March 30. Prizes included a $100 Visa Gift Card, $50 Visa Gift card and $25 Visa Gift card. German...

Acceptance into the new World

Acceptance into the new World
April 15, 2011

With the coming of Spring, the anticipated college acceptance letters for seniors that applied to college in the fall have arrived. These acceptance letters determine the future of incoming college...

Gamers Club

Gamers Club
April 4, 2011

Junior Josue Preciado and Karl Matamoros had a dream to create a place students could escape to during lunch and that dream was made reality when they created Gamers Club which meet in I-4 during both...

Band students named All State champions

Looking over choral music during Jazz Choir Seniors Jonny Arenas and Angelica Villarreal practice their parts by the piano. Both Arenas and Villarreal auditioned and were accepted into the All-State Jazz Choir, one of the highest high school groups in music.
March 7, 2011

Because of simple song recordings onto personalized CDs they sent to judges, Johnny Arenas and Angela Villarreal were accepted into the All-State Jazz Choir over winter break. The All-State Jazz Choir...

Boys Basketball strives, but falls short in CIF

During the second CIF game in Viking territory, Damilola Adefeso, 12, aims for a clear shot as he jumps in the air.  The team’s overall record of 26-3 placed their statewide ranking up to 100 this year.
March 4, 2011

The varsity basketball team played hard in their first round of CIF against Fountain Valley High School on Feb. 18, wining with a score of 44 to 33. Fountain Valley Barons and Vikings were neck and...

Photo Club strives to become picture perfect

February 16, 2011

The start of second semester brought the beginning of Photo Club a group for people with a passion for photography. The club was reestablished by Yearbook Photo editor Carlos Ontiveros and will meet on...

Seniors surveyed about college applications

Above is a graph depicting the results from the survey conducted regarding college applications in January 2011. The graph represents the schools which seniors voted as their top choice universities.
February 16, 2011

Unlike earlier years, a survey of 246 Downey High college bound seniors showed that many graduating students have applied to Cal Poly Pomona amongst any other Universities for the Fall 2011 semester. The...

Downey’s cadets

Downey’s cadets
December 15, 2010

Seniors Rolando Alvarez and Jean Pierre Dupart have been training at the United States Navel Sea Cadet Core since their Freshmen year; USNSCC is a Military Navel Program that shows the country’s youth...

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