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Turning Up The Heat with Cosby High School | Presented By Virginia Natural Gas

Cosby High School is the top fundraising team for the Penguin Plunge in their first year

In their very first Plunge season, Cosby High School has turned up the heat! They’ve shattered their own expectations and now have raised nearly $9,000! Oh, and they still are planning to raise even more.

About two weeks ago, Cosby High School teacher Jessica Campbell was looking for a way to get her school involved in something positive when she saw promotions for the Cool School Penguin Plunge. That’s when she decided to dive in and commit her school to the challenge.

“I thought to myself, we need to do something and we need something good! We’re doing it.”

The first step in kicking off the Cool School Penguin Plunge was setting the goal. Having never done the event before, she set the goal at $1,000. Campbell, a Special Education Teacher at the school, is also the cheerleading coach. So, she started there and recruited the girls to join the team and begin fundraising. That’s when things really took off.

“Nine days later we were pushing $5,000 and were taken aback.”

The mission and their goal spread through the school. Most of the fundraising has been done on social media and the students have pushed limits by hosting photoshoots and contests to propel their fundraising.

Cosby High School, which is a Unified Champion School, receives half of all funds raised. Campbell hopes to use the money they receive to buy sports equipment for her Unified teams.

“We love it and we’re very competitive. We look at our team page about five times a day. We really want to challenge Plaza and raise more money than them.”

In their very first Plunge season, Cosby High School has turned up the heat. They’ve shattered their own expectations and now have raised nearly $9,000! Oh, and they still are planning to raise even more.