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 celebrate and receive two extra tickets. The ceremony lasted an hour and included speeches from seniors...

Downey at the X-Factor

Downey at the X-Factor

Mercy Watkins

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 the event, noting to students that it was a fundraiser that could help lower band fees for the follow...

Art for knowledge

Art for knowledge

Mercy Watkins, Writer

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 teacher Pamela Mullen created the poster contest to advertise for the Viking Awards. The constestants...

Acceptance into the new World

Acceptance into the new World

Mercy Watkins, Staff Writer

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 students. With endless choices of both schools and majors, seniors have unlimited possibilities to do...

Gamers Club

Gamers Club

Mercy Watkins

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 lunches. Gamers Club was introduced in November 2010 during Club Rush, where they gained over 12...

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.

Mercy Watkins

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 is a music program that recruits high school students. The process of trying out can be considerably...

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 neck in the first quarter. Downey gained the upper hand in the second quarter with a three-pointer from Garrett...

Photo Club strives to become picture perfect

Mercy Watkins, Staff Writer

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 Tuesdays in O-2 at 3:10. Throughout the years Photo Club was not successful because of a lack of...

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.

Mercy Watkins

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 survey was conducted in January and included three questions regarding the student’s anticipated...

Downey’s cadets

Downey’s cadets

Mercy Watkins

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 what its like to be in Military Positions. Cadets train at the Navel Base in Seal Beach where they...

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