Tommy Duarte, a Winters High School sophomore, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Duarte is participating on the swim team for the first time this season and has been making great improvements in anything he swims. “Tommy is one of the swimmers on the team who always works hard and strives to improve himself in the pool,” said coach Devin Tice. “He is a great team player and has great sportsmanship.”
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.