Return to Headlines

SOAR Academy Receives Cool School Award

On September 9th, 2022, Police Captain, Kwame Livingston presented Kathleen Smith and Principal Sabol with the Special Olympics Cool School Trophy. The trophy celebrates that each year a small but mighty team from SOAR Academy takes the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean in January.  Many of the staff at SOAR participate by donating money in support of their colleagues and this great cause.  Together, the SOAR Academy team of plungers combined with staff donations raised $2,400.00 for the Special Olympics.  Team SOAR, led by captain Kathleen Smith, has been taking the plunge each year since 2017 and has raised over $11,000.00 in total.  On January 28, 2023, we will continue the tradition and be “Freezin’ for a Reason” for the seventh consecutive year.  If you would like to sponsor Team SOAR,  please email 

Principal Sabol and Polar Plunge Team Captain, Kathleen Smith Display Cool School Trophy