Golden West’s Ella Niederreiter and Jonathan Cruz were the recipients of the Tulare County “Pursuing Victory With Honor” Award from the Tulare County Office of Education Charater Counts program. These exceptional student/athletes were recognized at a luncheon hosted by the Visalia Downtown Kiwanis. Ella Niederreitter was nominated by Coach Edwards for her role on the girls basketball team. Jonathan Cruz was nominated by Coach McCaw for his contribution to the men’s soccer team.
The Pursuing Victory With Honor (PVWH) program helps coaches and athletic directors promote the physical, mental, social, and moral development of student athletes. PVWH uses T.E.A.M. – Teach, Enforce, Advocate, and Model – a four-point strategy to encourage good sportsmanship in all participants. These four elements guide the design of athletic programs to foster good character, as well as guide interactions with athletes, parents, coaches, officials, and spectators.