The Downey Legend

Up next, Los 5

Vivian Buenrostro, Writer

May 3, 2013

Los 5 is a recently contracted Latin pop band that was discovered during their evening performance in the Lowes Hotel lobby in Downtown Hollywood. One of the five members happens to be Hector Rodriguez—their bass guitar player, a junior at Downey High School.   Before heading out to the...

PTA: March 2013

PTA: March 2013

Sara Cabrera, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

March 18, 2013

The monthly PTA meeting was held in the B-building Theater at 6:00 p.m. on March 3 as various topics were discussed concerning improvements that could be made as far as involvement and diversity in this PTA, which was addressed by PTA president Patty Northcott. Principal Tom Houts also introduced a couple...

Her struggle was her destiny

Her struggle was her destiny

Sara Cabrera, Parents & Teachers Section Editor

February 20, 2013

Despite the love she has had for ice-skating and pole-vaulting, Michelle Gunderson always made academics her number one priority, which led her to be the passionate math teacher she is today.   Gunderson’s interest in ice-skating began at 11 years old when her older sister, Crystal, suggested...

PTA: Feb. 2013

PTA: Feb. 2013

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

February 14, 2013

As second semester begins, parents come to the monthly PTA meeting on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:00 p.m. to listen to Downey High officials present information on the remainder of the school year. PTA President Patty Northcott opened the meeting with the city’s new alert system and the progress of volunteers...

A fresh coat

A fresh coat

Hanna Suarez, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2013

The rally stage has been given a new face by the Art Department, with teachers Yvette Puente and Maribel Carbajal-Guzman in charge of the project. The previous mural, having been six years old, was due for a new coat, and Principal Tom Houts was eager to get the job done as efficiently as possible. “Every...

Downey athletics receive $1,000 check from Walmart Neighborhood Market

Downey athletics receive $1,000 check from Walmart Neighborhood Market

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

January 18, 2013

Following the first half of the boys varsity basketball game on Jan. 9, the Walmart Neighborhood Supermarket presented Downey athletics with a $1,000 check to support the character that sports help build in athletes. Marketing representative Chris Melle assures that the money is intended to affect...

Tragedy on Cleta Street

Tragedy on Cleta Street

Kaylee Camacho, Public Relations Manager/Writer

October 29, 2012

On the morning of Oct. 24, five people were shot - three killed and two wounded - in Downey, on Cleta St. The first three victims were shot at a business on Lakewood Blvd. and Cleta St. The second shooting was at a nearby house where two other victims were shot as well. Students became aware of the passing...

Eight scholars march in white

Eight scholars march in white

Angelica Co, Student Life Editor

June 21, 2012

Earning an accumulated grade point average of 4.5 and higher, eight outstanding seniors received the highest honors of the 2011-2012 school year. Eric Choi, Ivy Hughes, Sophia Loumiotis, Jinan Mannaa, Marvin Salazar, Pimlada Tantiwuttipong, Caroline Tran, and Jessica Xilo will be wearing a white graduation...

PTA: June 2012

PTA: June 2012

Zaira Zamora, Staff Writer

June 21, 2012

In order to discuss the end of the 2011-2012 school year, PTA held its final meeting on Monday, June 11, at 6 p.m., in the B-building theatre. The meeting reviewed the past events, plans for graduation, and next year's renovations.   The meeting was called to order at 6:03 p.m. and began with...

A time to reflect and give thanks

A time to reflect and give thanks

Jessica Xilo, Parents and Teachers Editor

June 21, 2012

Seniors gathered for the first time in their caps and gowns during Baccalaureate, at Downey First Baptist on Sunday, June 10, for a ceremony to celebrate and reflect on their rite of passage. The afternoon began with a greeting from principal Tom Houts in which he inspired students to think about...

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