Winters High School student, Joanna Cuevas is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Cuevas is a junior at WHS this year. Over the summer she regularly ran for athletic conditioning. Her ultimate goal is to join the cross country team and then move on to soccer, which she has played for the last two years. Her soccer coach Kim Olivas said, “Joanna has been battling injuries since her freshman year and did not play as much as hoped; she is a hard worker, dedicated athlete and continues to hone her skills.”
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.