Around 175 TEC students, staff, friends and family raised money for charity by taking the annual Polar Bear Plunge on Dec. 1. The plunge, sponsored by the Port Huron Kiwanis, was at Lakeside Beach in Port Huron. Lane Robinson, adviser of TEC’s chapter of the National Technical Honor Society, said TEC had at least 5 students vying to be the last one out of the frigid water. Cosmetology students offered free face painting. TEC also provided free hot cocoa. The money raised by plunge pledges is part of a larger campaign called “TEC Kids Care.” Students are collecting money and clothing, coats and personal care items in all TEC classrooms. All proceeds go to Kids in Distress Services (KIDS) in St. Clair. This campaign has won TEC’s honor society chapter a national award five years in a row. Contact Robinson at TEC, ext. 4229, to contribute.