The Downey Legend

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Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

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

At the Downey High School Theater, handed out the agenda to all members in order for them to follow along with what was being discussed on March 11 during their meeting. Principal, Tom Houts reported on the construction for the new buildings.

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy 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

From her last day of school as a former student at Downey High, Ms. Gunderson holds a picture taken with her and her former AP Calculus teacher, Mr. Bremer, who inspired her to become the math instructor she is today.

Sara Cabrera, Writer/ Copy 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

On February 11, in the Downey High School theater, English teacher, Mark Child  explains the APEX program to the PTSA members for teens to recover their credits. “The capacity of students that are able to enroll in the program is 90, there is a total of 87 students,” Child said.

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

Finishing up the last part of the rally stage mural after school on Feb. 6, art teachers Ms. Puente and Ms. Carbajal-Guzman add white to emphasize the final line of “Where character counts”. Having people within the Downey community paint the rally stage saved money, rather than hiring an artist outside of Downey High School.

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

On January 9, WalMart representative Sara Arroyo presents a $1,000 dollar check to Mr. Houts, at half time in the DHS gymnasium.

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

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

Candles, flowers and a poster are placed in front of the Cleta St. residence to pay tribute to Susana Perez, the mother who was killed, on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Suspect Jade Douglas is currently being held in suspicion of the crime.

Kaylee Camacho, Public Relations Manager

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, 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 & 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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