Teachers take a dive when participating in the Polar Plunge


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Teachers come from the Polar Plunge

Katelyn VanDeCar, Writer

The Polar Plunge is where people come to jump into the cold Beaver River to help raise money for the Special Olympics. Freedom Middle School had teachers that attended the Beaver County Polar Plunge on Jan. 22. Monica Grunnagle, Eric Schaar, Ashley Fetchin, Kelly Emes, Gena Tokar, Bill Deal, Ryan Smith, Joe Testa, Steve Mott, Diane Workman, John Capehart, Wendy Kline, Ashley Spencer, and Sara Miller were part of the team.

“My favorite part of going to the Polar Plunge is being able to help raise money for the Special Olympics,” Mrs. Gena Tokar, a Polar Plunge participant, remarked.

Each year 1,000 to 2,000 people participate in the Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics. Both kids and students go this year for Freedom raised $4,629 dollars. All the schools together raised $139,000 dollars.

Teachers from all schools in Beaver County participate in the Polar Plunge.