On Saturday, February 24th, 2018, members of Burnsville High School’s Student Council raised money for and actively participated in the 2018 Polar Plunge held at Crystal Lake in Burnsville. The chilly event was held with an “Olympic” theme this year, (last year it was a beach/tropical theme) correlating with the then upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, most of the student council jumpers dressed to represent their patriotism, sporting the red, white and blue with pride as they submerged themselves in freezing cold water.
On that Saturday temperatures reached around only thirty degrees, prompting an initial nervousness for those who were first experienced the plunge. “Oh my god, I was not having it at first, but ultimately I had to just close my eyes and jump” recalls sophomore Ryan Mokandu, after his first time jumping. Most of the jumpers were first timers who did not know what to expect. The Polar Plunge was a great success, with student council raising an online total of over $1000, with physical donations not factored in yet. If you would like to donate, or are interested in jumping next year please speak to a student council member or go to Mrs. or Mr. Riggs.