Opinion: Students step up again

Morgan Ott, Staff Writer

Many Baldwin students stand out each December through their participation in two worthy causes: the Polar Plunge and the Barnes & Noble Book Fair.
For the fourth straight year, members of the Special Olympics Club took a plunge into an icy river downtown to benefit the statewide Special Olympics program.
Polar Plunge participants collect donations from family and friends. This year the club raised about $3,000, pushing the total they have raised over four years to more than $10,000.
Meanwhile, many Baldwin clubs and groups take part in the annual Barnes and Noble Book Fair.
At the fair, Baldwin receives a portion of sales from each customer who mentions the high school at the sales register. The school’s students help out by greeting customers at the door, and by offering crafts and activities for children. Funds raised at the book fair go to the library.
Both events showcase Baldwin students’ holiday spirt at its best.