The Downey Legend

A time to reflect and give thanks

A time to reflect and give thanks

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

June 21, 2012

Seniors gathered for the first time in their caps and gowns during Baccalaureate, at Downey First Baptist on Sunday, June 10, for a ceremony to celebrate and reflect on their rite of passage. The afternoon began with a greeting from principal Tom Houts in which he inspired students to think about...

Farewell to a DHS legend

Farewell to a DHS legend

Kimberly Dominguez, News Editor

June 21, 2012

As the month of June progresses and seniors begin to conclude their final days of the 2011-2012 school year, there is sense of mixed emotions throughout the campus. These emotions are augmented due to the retirement of a Ryan Reynolds admiring, dog loving, shopping fashionista, blonde, intimidating,...

A music extravaganza

A music extravaganza

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

May 30, 2012

Thrilling audiences with a mixture of talented singers and musicians, the Spring Concert held on May 23 showcased the talent within Downey High School’s choir and band groups. Within choir there is a division between the advanced group and beginners, with each demonstrating their level of talent. Band...

No fear Shakespeare

No fear Shakespeare

Zaira Zamora, Writer

May 30, 2012

Taking their own twist on a Shakespeare classic, the drama production class performed Canned Hamlet from May 24 to  May 25, at 6:00 p.m., in the Downey High School Theater. The play was student produced, student directed, and student acted proving the creativity and self-independence of the members ...

Vikes get the prize

Vikes get the prize

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

May 11, 2012

Dressed to impress parents and staff, students headed to the Downey Civic Theater on the night of May 3, 2012, for the annual Viking Awards where they were rewarded for their hard work thus far. Mr. Wierzchucki and Ms. Williams hosted the event for the second year in a row. The event started at 7:00...

The odds were ever in their favor

Zaira Zamora, Writer

April 6, 2012

Coming together to discuss their thoughts on the greatly anticipated film, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games Book Club met on Tuesday, March 27, in room J-8, during B lunch. After taking their trip on Friday, March 23 to attend the premiere at Krikorian Premiere Theatre, the members were ready to give ...

Strumming chords for success

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

April 6, 2012

Local bands gathered at the Downey High School gym on Fri., March 30 to share their music with an audience of eager teenagers. The concert, hosted by ASB, was originally designed to be a Battle of the Bands but after a shortage of contestants turned out to be a fundraiser to promote the TLC program....

42 seniors awarded Sealbearer status

42 seniors awarded Sealbearer status

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

March 26, 2012

In a class of about 1,000 students, 42 assiduous seniors have accumulated four semesters of membership in the California Scholarship Federation earning them the Sealbearer status. Since their sophomore year, the CSF recipients have maintained outstanding marks that have earned them the title. “The...

Gymnastics: A trial of endurance

Gymnastics: A trial of endurance

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

March 21, 2012

A determined athlete and caring teammate, Carlie Norczyk is a gymnast at the American Gymnastics Academy and has competed in both several states and countries throughout her athletic career. At the age of three, the sophomore’s mother introduced her to the sport after realizing that she could do...

Striving for the perfect sound

Striving for the perfect sound

February 29, 2012

The Downey High School wind ensemble and concert band took an opportunity to prepare for the Festival season at the DUSD Band Spectacular, hosted by Warren High School on Feb. 25. Along with music groups from Downey High, the event also showcased groups from Warren High School and West Middle School....

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