Two local schools were among the top fundraisers during last weekend’s Polar Bear Plunge and Frigid Friday festivities at .
A team of 469 students from Arundel High School raised more than $40,600 for Special Olympics Maryland, topping all schools in the state to win the “Cool Schools" challenge.
Meanwhile, a team of 66 students from Arundel Middle School finished second in the middle school division after raising nearly $9,000.
The two Arundel schools helped set the pace for the entire county school system, , more than half the total raised by all schools in the state.
The Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge attracted thousands of people to take a dip into the waters at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday. This was also the second year of the "Frigid Friday" event, which is set aside for students.