Ava Skinner is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Skinner is a junior on the Winters High School swim team this year. Swim Coach Devin Tice said Skinner does a great job of putting effort into every practice and always has a good balance of her school work and extracurricular activities. “Ava is a great role model and example to new freshmen on the team,” Tice said. In last week’s swim meet Skinner placed second in the women’s 200-yard individual medley. She also swam the third leg of the women’s 200-yard freestyle medley in which they took second.
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.