Stefany Hernandez, a freshman at Winters High School, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Although she’s only a freshman, this track and field athlete has simultaneously impacted her competition and inspired her teammates with multiple personal records at the Sacramento Valley League Championship on Wednesday, April 27. “Stefany got personal records in the 400-meter and 800-meter races,” said track and field coach William Davis. “She has been making strides finding out what she is capable of running.”
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.