Dec. 22, 2022
Polar Plunge raises $2,775 for Children’s Hospital
In its second year, the Upper St. Clair High School Polar Plunge raised $2,775 to benefit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Led by Student Council, students and staff competed for the highest cumulative donation totals with the top eight "taking the plunge."
Top eight fundraisers:
- Marina Gzikowski – $565
- Michael Barbarita – $497
- Olivia Cuba – $335
- Jack Yurcich – $280
- Amanda Haas, math teacher – $249.01
- Ava Pries – $175
- Clayton Yonker – Science teacher $116
- Dr. Steve Torquato – Social Studies teacher $85.01
In addition to the Polar Plunge, Student Council organized a Spirit Week that featured several fun themes, including Ugly Sweaters, Summer in December, Bundle Up Day, and Holiday PJs.