Sofia Sanchez, a senior at Winters High School, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Sanchez is a senior captain on the varsity cheer squad this season. “Sofia is a base and is relentless when it comes to stunting,” said head coach Sterling Davis. “She refuses to give up and will keep pushing herself and her team until they hit their goal. As a team leader, she shows her teammates what dedication and passion can accomplish.”
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.