Student Council members will take the Plunge on Feb. 23

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Student Council members will take the Plunge on Feb. 23

Student Council members participate in the 2017 Polar Plunge.

Student Council members participate in the 2017 Polar Plunge.

Student Council members participate in the 2017 Polar Plunge.

Student Council members participate in the 2017 Polar Plunge.

Katherine Cullinane, Writer

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Students will soon jump into freezing water for a good cause.

Pattonville High School students will be taking a leap into Creve Coeur Lake on Feb. 23 in order to participate in the 2019 Polar Plunge.

Polar Plunge is a Special Olympics fundraiser where teams jump into freezing cold water. In order to take the plunge, participants have to raise $75 for Special Olympics.

If you don’t want to go in to the cold water but you still want to donate, you can always donate to other Polar Bears like the Pattonville High School team.

Special Olympics Missouri, or SOMO, raises money for the intellectually impaired through sports, events and activities. It pushes people to do their absolute best and to make sure that everyone can have the same opportunities. Not only has Special Olympics changed lives in Missouri, but it works with about 4 million people all over the world.

The high school Student Council organization is a very passionate partner with the Polar Plunge and Special Olympics and has already reached its goal by raising $2,015 as of Feb. 1. Donations can continue to be made until the event of Feb. 23.

Student Council sponsor Ms. Jacqueline Saxton said it’s become an annual tradition for Student Council members to participate in the event.

“Student Council has been doing this for seven or eight years, for sure.”

Pattonville ($2,015) is currently sitting in third place for the most money raised in the Schools division for the Polar Plunge Maryland Heights event, trailing only LSMS ($3,415) and STL Falcons ($2,440).

The team already has about 30 students taking the Plunge and could always use more. Students should get involved to raise money for a great cause and to be a part of an activity that not only brings attention to those with disabilities, but does it in a fun way.

Students at Pattonville can get involved by donating or even take the Plunge with the Student Council team on Feb. 23. To learn more about the event and how you can get involved, visit the 2019 Polar Plunge Maryland Heights page.