The Downey Legend

Larson East SELACO High in Downey High

Alexis Gutierrez, Writer February 22, 2019

Downey High has had a separate high school on its campus for decades called SELACO. Founded by a deaf man named Herb Larson in the late 1960s, it is under the Larson East PAU organization. SELCO is...

Ilianna Delgado, 11, becomes Downey High School’s first deaf cheerleader after trying out on May 16th 2014. “I was pretty nervous but I was really encouraged to dance and get used to the process,” Delgado said, “and I finally got used to it and was able to try out.”

Cheers without sounds

Sophie Prettyman, Staff Writer November 12, 2014

Junior Ilianna Delgado, Downey High School’s first deaf student to make the school cheer squad, shared her new experience as a junior varsity cheerleader. Delgado wanted to try out for the squad because...

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