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Plaza Middle School students take the plunge for Special Olympics

Plaza Middle School students take the plunge for Special Olympics
Posted on 02/01/2019
Chants of “Plaza! Plaza! Plaza!” rose above the sea of bathing-suit clad bodies lined up a few hundred yards from the ocean on 31st street at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Feb. 1. In that crowd were 105 students from Plaza Middle School jumping up and down, dancing around and trying to stay warm. The sun blazed overhead on an otherwise empty beach, and while the temperature registered 49 degrees, a healthy breeze made it feel much colder. Still, it was pretty toasty compared to the 41-degree water all those youngsters were about to dive into.

The Polar Plunge is a signature event for The Special Olympics and Plaza Middle School has participated for years, according to Principal Debbie Price.

“Our community service grows every year, but it’s because of kids like these. They are advocates for community service and they’re involved and they get other students involved as well.”

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