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...

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...

Rocking out for Relay for Life

In attempts to help bring in more donations for Relay for Life, math teacher Eric Bradfield and his band, DTC, perform during both lunches on Thur March 21, in the gym.  The band performed a series of grunge songs including works originally by Nirvana and Pearl Jam.

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2013

On Thursday, March 21, math teacher Mr. Bradfield and his band, DTC, performed during both lunches to raise money for Relay for Life.   Formed last August, Bradfield’s band is a group that performs classic grunge songs, such as “Plush,” “Alive,” and “Smells like Teen Spirit,”...

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...

PTA: April 2012

PTA: April 2012

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

April 27, 2012

PTA met in the B-building theatre, on Monday, Apr. 23, at 6 p.m., to discuss upcoming school events. They started with the Pledge of Allegiance, and Principal Tom Houts explained how he has been busy due to sports and that it may be the first year that football, baseball, and basketball win league in...

Relay for Life: DHS helps out once again

Relay for Life: DHS helps out once again

Irene Luna, Editor-in-Cheif

June 14, 2011

Staff and students set up their own EZ-Up among the other tents and stations at Downey Adult School on Sat., June 4 for the all day and night Relay for Life event to raise funds to continue researching a cure for cancer. Thirty-three teams played a part; from Warren High school to Downey citizens ded...

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