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Polar Plunge

Aurora Reservoir- on Saturday, February 20th, Mesa students participated in The Polar Plunge.  The Polar Plunge is a very special occasion because participants are helping to raise money for Special Olympics. The Special Olympics help students perform in things they thought they couldn’t do. The Polar Plunge is an event that has students jump into freezing cold water maximum of a minute.

Student Alyssa Drab participated this year and she said,  “Yes, I would love to do it in the following years.”

Teacher Eric Sandstead also participated in the Polar Plunge and he said, “Freezin for a Reason and I was freezin!”

Student Keegan Clay participated this year and said “The Polar Plunge was really fun I was with friends and in general I would recommend it.”

Mesa had 34 participants this year. In the past 5 years, Mesa has raised $18,000 doing the Polar Plunge!

March 7, 2016 | By jsheets | Category: Mesa Middle School

District News

The Douglas County School District Board of Education welcomes Dr. Thomas S. Tucker into the role of Superintendent of Douglas County School District. Dr. Tucker officially leads the 68,000 student district as of July 1, 2018.


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