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Eleven CTE students qualify for national contest

Nineteen students representing as many CTE (Career and Technical Education) courses offered at both Downey High and Warren High Schools were presented by director Phil Davis to the Board of Education members on Tuesday last week, with several of the students distinguishing themselves by winning golds and silvers and bronzes in the various regional and state competitions they entered. One …

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Warren students win with solar-powered boat

Warren High School’s solar boat team brought home several trophies at the Metropolitan Water District Solar Cup race this past weekend at Lake Skinner. The race is recognized as the nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition in which students build, equip and race 16-ft., single-seat canoes powered only by the sun. The Warren team earned first place for their PSA video …

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DUSD students receiving morning ethics lesson

Downey Unified School District has been selected by the Josephson Institute of Ethics, the creators of our CHARACTER COUNTS! program, to pilot short school announcements (about 90 seconds) consisting of commentaries by Michael Josephson. Patterned after his long-running award-winning radio commentaries, these CHARACTER COUNTS! essays will be tailored to inspire our middle and high school students to think more deeply …

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