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In anticipation of the SkillsUSA State Conference taking place in Ontario, California from April 19 through April 22, Leslie Paniagua, 12, prepares to compete on the state level in Ms. Cordova’s photography section. “Basically, the photography is a bit more competitive just because they give you a theme and you have to go out and take it,” Paniagua said. “You have to Photoshop, and then you actually have an interview one-on-one with the judge.”

Downey High School Competes at the SkillsUSA State Competition

Oscar Flores, Copy Editor April 30, 2018

From Thursday, Apr. 19 to Sunday, Apr. 22, high school students throughout California participated in the annual SkillsUSA State Competition held in the Ontario Convention Center.  Among the schools that...

Skills USA: Quiz Bowl

Emily Rivas, Videographer October 4, 2017

During the weekend of Apr. 9-12, Aron Ramirez, 12, went to Town and Country, a hotel located in San Diego, to participate in the Skills USA competition and advances to the nationals in Lowville, Kentucky.  “It made me feel like a proud papa when all the teams medalled, because I saw that every individuals effort was paid off.”

So you think you have skills?

Natalie Gomez, Arts & Entertainment Section Editor/ Staff Writer May 13, 2015

Over spring break, Downey High’s Quiz Bowl team competed at SkillsUSA, in San Diego, California, where they swept the competition winning gold, silver, and bronze medals and qualified for the national...

Quizards of DHS

Celine Spence, Public Relations February 4, 2015

On Monday, Jan. 19, Quiz Bowl teams from both Downey and Warren participated in some friendly competition of trivia in the DHS library.   Being the first time ever hosting a scrimmage against...

From April 4 to April 7, seniors Jesus Laurean and Zulema Zarate participated in the photography section of the Skills USA state competition in San Diego. Laurean won gold, which is the second year in a row that Downey High won gold in the photography section.

Bringing home the gold

Gabby Sanchez, Co-Editor-In-Chief April 19, 2013

Downey High School students participated in the State Skills USA competition held from April 4 to April 7 in San Diego where they faced three days of intense challenges. The statewide competition gave...

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