28 Oaks participate in Polar Plunge 

Seniors Grant Campion, Trevor Rogers and Thomas Batzel took on the Polar Plunge on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, as their senior project. They were joined with 25 of their fellow Oaks, who were equally as brave to take a dip in the 44 degree Atlantic Ocean on a balmy 32 degree day.

The event is held annually to raise money for the Special Olympics. Each Oak had to raise $100 to participate, with the group raising $4,400 toward the more than $75,000 raised by the Hampton Roads community.

The Polar Plunge has become a favorite for our Oaks' senior projects. Five years ago, the senior Sam Hitch '12 took on the event for his senior project. It has since become a project that Oaks have continued to support. 

About the senior project 

Through the senior project, each student is required to develop a proposal, select a mentor, work independently and present the final project to a panel of teachers and peers before graduation. While some students work toward the goal of personal growth, others take on ambitious societal and charitable pursuits. Click here to learn more about senior projects at Collegiate.

We are so proud of our Oaks for taking the plunge for a great cause!