Webster teachers take the plunge

11 Feb

We got some of the greatest teachers in the world here in Webster.

Sunday at noon, I joined about a dozen of my Webster school district teaching colleagues to participate in the 2019 Polar Plunge at Ontario Beach Park to benefit Special Olympics.

If you consider how bad the weather could have been (think back to our recent cold snap and high winds), it actually was a pretty nice day to go take a dip in a frozen lake. I mean, we had bright sunshine, the temperature was in the mid-20s, and there was barely any wind to speak of.

But let me be clear. It was cold. Teeth-chattering cold. Especially when all you’re wearing is a t-shirt and shorts. And that was before you actually went into the lake. The nice Rochester City Parks folks were kind enough to carve a swimming area out of the ice for all the plungers, but it was still like wading through a Slushie.

This was my first Polar Plunge, as it was for most of my colleagues. I believe I speak for many of us when I say I probably would not have done it alone. But having a supportive group of friends shivering right along with me made the whole experience a lot more bearable — and dare I say it? — enjoyable.

But here’s the best part: thanks to the generosity of our friends and Webster colleagues, our WTA team raised $5,000 for Special Olympics, placing us on the top-10 honor roll for team donations. 

These are your kids’ teachers, folks. We are lucky to live and work in the Webster Central School District.

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5 Responses to “Webster teachers take the plunge”

  1. Paul kubrich February 11, 2019 at 6:36 am #

    You are awesome Missy and I didn’t see any pictures of you doing the face first LOL. Good for you guys for earning $5000 for the Special Olympics and thank you

    • websterontheweb February 11, 2019 at 6:42 am #

      It was hard to get any photos from near the water, but rest assured I did the face-first. It really wasn’t as bad as I had expected. Thanks again for your support!

  2. Kathy Beltrone February 11, 2019 at 6:40 am #

    Great job Missy, to you and your Webster school district friends. Not sure I could do that!!! Having support is huge!!

  3. websterontheweb February 11, 2019 at 6:45 am #

    And Kathy, I accidentally deleted your comment, but I read it and appreciated it! Thank you for your kind words!

  4. Elizabeth Brasser February 11, 2019 at 6:57 am #

    Thank you, All, for your kindness and wonderful example!

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