Breaking News

Santa Fe Network

The Official Student News Site of Santa Fe High School

Newspaper: The Howler
Broadcast: KSFN

Santa Fe Network

Santa Fe Network

Upcoming Events

Santa Fe takes the plunge

Polar Plunge Update
Lisa Arsenault
Santa Fe staff after the plunge.

On a cold February morning, the Edmond Police Department  (EPD) and staff of Santa Fe high school prepared for their long awaited polar plunge. Multiple teams-many dressed up in costume-geared up to take a dip in the cold pool at Hurricane Harbor in Oklahoma City. 

Though the plunge was the main event, there were many other fun activities to do as well. There was a DJ and dancing, as well as a costume contest. A coffee truck was in attendance to warm up cold participants after the icy plunge.

EPD takes the plunge. (Annabelle Gentling)

When speaking with EPD’s Deputy Chief Brian Jennings who works with law enforcements’ Torch Run, which helps raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. Deputy Chief Jennings has been working on this event for 10 years and also takes the plunge yearly. 

Deputy Chief Brian Jennings (Annabelle Gentling)

“The athletes inspire us, and because they have such big hearts and they always have smiles on their faces,” Deputy Chief Miller said. “When you go out there and interact with them you can’t help but fall in love with them. We just want to come out here and support them.” 

Santa Fe’s own School Resource Officer Miller was also one of the plungers along with other faculty and friends of Santa Fe. Santa Fe won the Top Fundraising award “Cool School” in its first year of participating, raising $3420. 

“I was already pretty cold and didn’t know how it could get much worse.” Officer Miller said. “I wasn’t ready for how cold the water was.” “But overall it was a great experience. It is an easy event to take a couple of hours out of a Saturday morning to be a part of raising money for the Special Olympics. Sure, the water is really cold but it is worth it in the end.”


Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Annabelle Gentling
Annabelle Gentling, Social Media Manager & Howler Staff Writer
Hi! My name is Annabelle Gentling, and I'm a senior at Santa Fe! I love to do all forms of competitive dance except Tap. Aside from dancing, in my free time, I dress up as princesses for birthday parties. I was born in Uganda and since have moved throughout the United States. I have been in journalism since my sophomore year and I'm excited to be joining the Howeler for my last year.

Comments (0)

All SFN News Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *