The Downey Legend

Students building skills for success

Students building skills for success

Zaira Zamora, Writer

May 11, 2012

After a year of highlighting their talents in the classroom, several students competed in the National SkillsUSA Conference, from April 12 to April 15, at the Town and Country Resort and Conference Center. The conference was held in San Diego, where nine students took home gold, silver, and bronze medals. Taking...

Downey H.E.L.P.S

Downey H.E.L.P.S

Marilyn Ramirez, Copy Editor/Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2011

Toys and canned goods began piling in room T-2 as the annual Food and Toy Drive was held from Oct. 31 - Nov. 21 with hopes of receiving a minimum of fifteen thousand items.  Although orchestrated by the PTA, ASB conducts much of the advertising and collecting. The event was publicized by the morning...

Stepping through the past

Stepping through the past

Gustavo Ramirez, Opinions Editor

October 12, 2011

Revving up the school spirit, ASB sponsored a regressive decade-themed Spirit Week from Sept. 19-21 to pump kids full of Downey pride. Inspired by a tentative idea of a 50s Rally, the Downey High ASB resolved to start off the school year with a brief look at the past. The week started off on Monday...

Studying Abroad: A Change of Scenery

Junior Itsaree Rachatasumrit, strikes a Ballet pose on March 3 in room O2. “ I enjoy dancing, and I am going to be in Downey’s best dance crew” said Rachatasumrit.

Julia Ruiz, Sports Editor

March 4, 2011

 From Thailand to Los Angeles, junior Itsaree Rachatasumrit traveled across the world to get a new experience from a foreign country. Wanting to gain a new insight on American culture and a chance to improve her English, Rachatasumrit joined ACE, a foreign exchange student program, in order to do just...

Boys soccer persistent in the face of adversity

Running the ball past the goalie on Jan 12, Andrew Reveles, 16, sets up to score for the Vikings. Despite numerous close calls, the Vikings managed to keep the Gahr Gladiators at a 1-1 tie.

Roy Mendoza, Copy Editor

January 25, 2011

It was an upsetting evening on Jan. 18 as the boys varsity soccer team lost against Dominguez High at the Allen Layne Stadium with a total score of 3-1. The amount of tension present at the stadium was high when it came to the first quarter. The two teams enacted a good amount of defensive and offensive plays, ...

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