Taking the plunge

By Daniel Dunkle | Mar 03, 2014
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle Oceanside High School East students hit the water off Snow Marine Park in Rockland March 2 to raise money for Project Graduation. The event was held despite frigid temperatures.

Rockland — A number of Oceanside High School East students braved frigid temperatures Sunday, March 2 for a dip in the harbor off Snow Marine Park.

The event was organized to raise money for the school's annual Project Graduation.

Students gathered at the park off Mechanic Street at about 11:30 a.m. At noon, they ran into the ocean, splashed around briefly and hurried back out, to the cheers and applause of teachers, parents and friends.

A Rockland ambulance was on hand for the event.


Jalynn Hurd tries to get dry and warm after running into the ocean March 2 for the annual polar plunge. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
Charge! Into the water the Oceanside High School East students go March 2 in Rockland. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
The icy water prompts shocked faces among the Oceanside High School East students March 2 at Snow Marine Park in Rockland. (Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
(Photo by: Daniel Dunkle)
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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.


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