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Willmar's Community Christian School conducts Polar Plunge

Erica Dischino / Tribune After jumping in the pool, kindergarten student Leo Holien, right, shivers as he watches his peers dive in Wednesday at the Polar Plunge fundraising event at the Community Christian School in Willmar.1 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Students were not the only ones to jump into the pool Wednesday at the Community Christian School in Willmar. Administrator Steve Masseth, the winner of the “Staff Polar Plunge,” pauses before jumping into the pool. Students, friends, and family chose which staff member they would like to see take the plunge by receiving the most donations contributed under his name. 2 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Fourth-grade student Mathias Elmhorst flops into the pool while his peers watch Wednesday at the Polar Plunge fundraising event at the Community Christian School in Willmar.3 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Community Christian School fourth-grade student Grace Strom jumps into the pool school at the Willmar school's Polar Plunge. The event raised money for scholarships. 4 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune First-grade student Hannah Javaherian makes hot chocolate Wednesday at the Polar Plunge at the Community Christian School in Willmar. 5 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune First-grade student Emma Willms steps onto the platform Wednesday to jump into the pool for the Polar Plunge fundraising event at Community Christian School in Willmar.6 / 7
Erica Dischino / Tribune Community Christian School Development Director Ryan Zimmer jumps in the pool Wednesday at the Willmar school's Polar Plunge. Zimmer created the idea of using a polar plunge as a fundraiser to help support scholarships at the school. 7 / 7

WILLMAR - Students and staff members of Community Christian School in Willmar decided to take a plunge Wednesday at the school's Polar Plunge. The event raised about $7,500 to support scholarships for children. The school intends to make it an annual event.

Erica Dischino

Erica Dischino is the photographer for the West Central Tribune. Hailing from northern New Jersey, she graduated from Ithaca College in central New York with a bachelors in Journalism and Photography. Follow her on Instagram.

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