Local schools raise thousands for 2017 Polar Plunge

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Students from schools across Hampton Roads gathered at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Friday morning to take part in the Special Olympics’ Cool Schools Challenge ahead of the 2017 Polar Plunge.

The students raised money for Special Olympics Virginia ahead of the plunge.

Plaza Middle School raised the most money overall — $13,371! This is their 7th year coming in first place in their division!

Smithfield High School was the high school that raised the most money — $7,000. This is their 4th year winning.

After a $25,000 donation from Walmart, a total of $72,919 was raised!

Click here for more information on the 2017 Polar Plunge!