Some Kennewick High School staff members got a cold and wet start to the weekend.
The assistant principal, along with several teachers, braved the chilly temperatures to plunge into the Columbia River today. The staff members told students that if they raised 4,000 pounds of food for their food drive, they would jump into the freezing water. The students raised over 4,137 pounds.
"It's a small price to pay for the good that they did with the food drive. They did amazing. We delivered all the food to the Tri-City food bank today and took pictures and it was neat to see the amount of food we were able to drop off," said Kennewick High School Assistant Principal Ryan Rettig.
Columbia Basin Dive and Rescue were standing by as a precaution. The teachers told us that if it will encourage the students to donate, they will jump again next year.