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Maryland Students Plunge into Chesapeake to Help Peers with Disabilities

With snow on the ground, students participated in the Special Olympics' 'Cool Schools Challenge.'

Students plunging at Sandy Point State Park. (Credit: Screenshot from CNS video by Lindsay Simpson)
Students plunging at Sandy Point State Park. (Credit: Screenshot from CNS video by Lindsay Simpson)
By Lindsay Simpson, CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

Polar air caused Maryland weather to hit record lows this week just in time for some 1,500 Maryland high students to take a "polar plunge" into the Chesapeake Bay for the benefit of Special Olympics. It was called the "Cool Schools Challenge."

To participate, students raised money for youths with disabilities.

This is different from the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge, which will take place Saturday, March 8.

Related: Polar Bear Plunge 2014 Rescheduled

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