SGC Members Gear Up for Three Day Leadership Conference & Polar Plunge

All representatives from RHS SGC that attended the conference in Hyannis

RHS SGC Members at the 2014 MASC conference.

Katie DeLorey, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

Grab your beach towels everyone because sixteen RHS students are running into the ocean! No, they are not going to a tropical island vacation; they are going down to Hyannis this Wednesday, March 11, for the 2nd annual Polar Plunge.

In Hyannis, these sixteen students and two advisors, Kristen Walsh and Joanne White, will be taking the plunge at the Massachusetts Association of Student Council (MASC) Conference.  This is a three-day leadership conference where leaders from all over the state join together to collaborate on new ideas in order to help improve their school systems and communities as a whole. There are guest speakers, workshops, dances and more. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to flourish as leaders, while helping out greater causes along the way, like spreading awareness of the inclusion revolution.

So why are hundreds of brave individuals plunging into the ocean this Wednesday might you ask?

RHS SGC members get ready to take the Plunge at last year's conference.

RHS SGC members get ready to take the Plunge at last year’s conference.

They are raising money for Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA). SOMA’s website, explains their mission “is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Massachusetts also provides athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, prepare for entry into school and community programs, express courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.”

If you would like to donate to SOMA and support the eighteen participants from Rockland High, there is a link below.

Stay tuned to our website to see updated photos of the plunge and the rest of the conference.

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