KISH students take the plunge

Amber Nicholson
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KENSINGTON - Dozens of students jumped into a freezing pool of water at Kensington Intermediate Senior High School this week as part of their Winter Carnival.
Students participating in the second annual student council polar dip were being judged on the best jump and the most creative costume.
"I'm so nervous but very excited," said first-time dipper Emma Cole.
KISH teachers were the judges, holding up a number card that showed a score between one and 10 after each jump.

Photos by Amber Nicholson/Journal Pioneer

KENSINGTON - Dozens of students jumped into a freezing pool of water at Kensington Intermediate Senior High School this week as part of their Winter Carnival.
Students participating in the second annual student council polar dip were being judged on the best jump and the most creative costume.
"I'm so nervous but very excited," said first-time dipper Emma Cole.
KISH teachers were the judges, holding up a number card that showed a score between one and 10 after each jump.
"We're looking for no splash on the entry and at least one or two flips or turns," joked teacher Richard Younker.
Creativity was definitely not lacking with 20 chocolate bars at stake. Grade 11 students Drew Coulson and Jared Oatway jumped into the pool in a submarine costume they constructed out of cardboard.
"We were trying to think of an idea for a costume when we were eating lunch at Capt. Sub and then it hit us," said Coulson.
Student council co-president Andrew Bond was one of the hosts of the event.
"It's a huge hit. Students look forward to the polar dip for months," said Bond.
The pool of water topped with a layer of snow was provided by the New London Fire Department.
"It was really cold but it was so much fun," said Cole after surviving the icy dip.

Organizations: Kensington Intermediate Senior High School, Student council, New London Fire Department

Geographic location: KENSINGTON

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