The Downey Legend

Students win big on Senior Awards Night

Students win big on Senior Awards Night

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

June 14, 2011

A select group of roughly 150 seniors streamed into the Downey Civic Theatre at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, to receive scholarships from various organizations and benefactors dedicated to funding students’ college educations. Minutes before the show began, the sharply-dressed seniors were directed...

Korean Club shows love for native country

Korean Club shows love for native country

Sharon Kim

May 31, 2011

Members and fans of the Korean community met on Tues, Mar 29 to develop international bonds and establish cultural awareness of South Korea. The members of Korean Club meet every Tuesday at lunch. A lunch students congregate in Mr. Hwang’s room C-106, and B lunch students met in room B-218, Mr....

The path to graduation

The path to graduation

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

May 31, 2011

As graduation rapidly approaches, many students have been scrambling to raise their grades and be removed from the Senior Fail List. Individuals who have been placed on the list are prevented from participating in any end-of-the-year events including Prom, the senior activities, Grad Night, and Graduation. For...

Prom 2011: Vintage Hollywood

Prom 2011: Vintage Hollywood

Sharon Kim, Parents and Teachers Editor

May 27, 2011

Girls in bright, sequined dresses and boys in black tuxedos streamed into the Global Theatre at Universal Studios on Friday, May 13, for a glamorous night of dining and dancing. Students dressed in classic attire to fit this year’s prom theme “Vintage Hollywood.” After months of planning and...

And the Viking Award goes to…

And the Viking Award goes to...

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

May 11, 2011

Parents, students, and teachers alike came together on Thurs, April 27 to honor students’ achievements in various academic categories in the Downey Theater for the 2011 Viking Awards. The nominees had been specially selected to receive these awards by their teachers out of a student body of 4000. As...

National Nutrition month recognized in March

National Nutrition month recognized in March

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

March 21, 2011

Across the United States, the American Dietetic Association has begun its annual March National Nutrition campaign to promote proper food choices and exercise and improve the health of students. Excessive junk food consumption reigns among children and adolescents. With a McDonalds on every street...

Recommended reading for the anti-literature high schooler

Sharon Kim, Parents & Teachers Editor

February 16, 2011

A great number of students in America become averse to reading once they enter high school thanks to the convoluted sentence structures and exasperating lengths of the textbooks and novels they are assigned to study. Consequently, many high schoolers miss out on some of the most enlightening tales and...

Eco club and Pittinger plant for the planet

Members of Eco club along with the botany teacher, Mr. Pittenger work together to stir compos and soil together on Jan. 19.  The team came together to planet trees between the X and E bildings.

Sharon Kim, Parents/Teachers Editor

January 26, 2011

The devoted tree-huggers of Eco Club gathered at the garden after school to plant trees and tend to crops in their latest “green” project on Wednesday, Jan 5. The club’s weekly Wednesday meeting proceeded as usual; the club’s agenda was discussed and fundraising ideas were pitched. A handful...

Barbeau takes first place in door decorating

Barbeau takes first place in door decorating

Sharon Kim, Parents/Teachers Editor

December 15, 2010

In spirit of the holiday season, teachers and their fourth period classes participated in the school-wide, annual door decorating competition from Dec 1-7. The grand title of first place was awarded to Miss Barbeau of Room C-110, last year’s reigning champion. Second and third place were won by Mrs....

PTA: October 2010

Sharon Kim, Parents/Teachers Editor

November 5, 2010

A small, but organized group of parents determined to amend the school’s budget met at the theater for the second PTA meeting of the year on October 18. At exactly 6:01 p.m., PTA President Martha Michael called the meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. After a brief reading of last month’s...

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