March 18, 2011 / News

Minooka yearbook staffers take the plunge

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Earlier this month some yearbook staff members at Minooka Community High School in Minooka, Ill., went through some valuable staff bonding and raised money for a great cause when they took part in a Polar Plunge fund-raiser in Lake Michigan.

To help raise money for Special Olympics Illinois, 18 members of the staff were among the masses who took a cold dip into the water on a chilly morning, as this article in the Morris Daily Herald recounts.

The Minooka staff ended up raising the third highest total among the 26 teams that took part in the Polar Plunge, and said they plan on making it an annual staff event.

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.