On March 2, 2019, Makenzie Munsinger, Claire Meyer, and Olivia Williams represented New Haven High School Student Council by participating in the annual Polar Plunge. The trio went to Fugitive Beach in Rolla, Missouri, and ran into forty degree waters. They were among one hundred and fifty-eight plungers.
Overall, more than $30,860 has been raised. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Makenzie, Claire, and Olivia are all seniors who are actively involved in Student Council at NHHS. For this event, they formed a team where Olivia served as captain.
Olivia said, “The Polar Plunge was awesome! Even though the water was freezing I would do it again! It’s for a great cause! It was really fun to get dressed up and see all the other fun costumes other groups had on.”
“It was a really fun atmosphere and everybody was really excited and very energetic. It was just great to know that we did it for a good cause and we helped out,” responded Claire when asked what her favorite part of the Polar Plunge was.
Makenzie said her favorite part was, “knowing that I did it for a good cause.”
Overall, the Polar Plunge proved to be a memorable event for these girls. StuCo would like to thank everyone who helped in the donations provided for the Special Olympics.