ISD JROTC Cadets Take the Polar Plunge
24 cadets from ISD high schools plunged into 35 degree waters to raise more than $2,200 to support athletes with special needs. The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Missouri.
With the expansion of the Army JROTC program to William Chrisman High School and Truman High School, this was the first year cadets from those high schools joined cadets from Van Horn High School as a unified cadet battalion to support this important community event.
Members of the Trails West JROTC battalion who took part were: Drake Butler, Miranda Fisherishbell, Gustava Giron, Andrew Goucher, Shaquana Hoobs, Colton Kerr, Kaelin Kyle, Shea Martinez, Juan Mendez, Gabriel Mouser, Sinai Naiuli, Dwight Newman, Benny Ochoa, Atalya Reed, Santos Saak, Kylan Scheele, Thomas Sheets, First Sergeant-Retired Roger Stoll, Destiny Stroble, James Theel, Sierra Tyler, Kaitlyn Waage, Joshua Watkins, and Richard Whisenhunt. Each member of the Polar Plunge team had to raise at least $75 in donations to qualify to take the plunge. As a team and with the help of donations from family, friends, faculty, local businesses and a coin drop at school during lunch, the Trails West JROTC plunge team was able to raise $2,255 for Special Olympics Missouri.