Brooklyn Mariani, a senior at Winters High School, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Mariani has cheered for WHS all four years and is one of this season’s team captains. “Brooklyn is a skilled and fearless flyer who is a selfless athlete and knows the meaning of teamwork. Even though she is our most experienced flyer, she is always willing to choose what’s best for the team before placing herself in the spotlight. Brooklyn’s dedication to cheer is what has made her one of our top athletes,” said head cheer coach Sterling Davis.
Winters once boasted a prosperous Japanese community, which tragically burned on Aug. 1, 1942 when the United States was celebrating victory over Japan. While the cause of the fire has never been determined, Winters saw discrimination toward Japanese Americans following the war.