The Downey Legend

Free winter formal dresses for girls in need

Free winter formal dresses for girls in need

Noemi Lozano, Staff Writer

January 22, 2014

On Jan. 9, high school students in the city of Downey who were unable to purchase a gown for the Winter Formal dance were invited to receive the royal treatment by attending a free event called Glamour Gowns. Glamour Gowns is a non profit organization that provides the necessities of a high school...

It started with a seed

It started with a seed

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

March 29, 2013

On the normally bleak asphalt of the school’s parking lot stood a garden on wheels with a variety of peppers and tomatoes, the creations grown by Mr. Greg Pittenger and his Botany students who held the annual plant sale for three Saturdays in a row starting on March 16. Profits from the first two weekends...

Just doing good

Just doing good

Joey Flores, News Editor

January 30, 2013

Longfellow Elementary School received a revamp on its campus by people from the Compton Initiative, an organization that revitalizes school campuses and houses in Compton. On the morning of January 19, volunteers gathered to help, and Downey’s very own KIWIN’S and Key Club were there to participate. Anthony...

Saving lives at the fall blood drive

Saving lives at the fall blood drive

Sergio Villegas, Writer

November 21, 2011

The students, staff and the American Red Cross all joined forces on Nov. 2 in the gym to gather blood and save lives at the annual Fall Blood Drive.  Students between ages sixteen and eighteen were allowed to give blood, although sixteen year olds needed parental consent to donate.  The gym was crowded...

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