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Holy Family gets a piece of the Pi

March 29, 2018
The Town Crier

How many digits of pi can you recite? At Holy Family School, sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes participated in their traditional "Pi"e day on March 14. They feasted on all types of pie, from pizza pies to cream pies to cookie pies to pie-shaped cookies. They worked on pi facts and problems while listening to a pi rap. Students had the opportunity to show off their memorizing skills in a pi reciting contest that ended with a top winner, sixth grader Helen Faur, who was able to recite 156 digits. Helen said her older sister Margaret won the contest when she was at Holy Family and has been helping her to learn the numbers too. She also said, "It was a lot of fun and I hope to win again next year!"

Jean Wargo, Mathematics Teacher, has been hosting this event yearly for as long as she can remember.

"International Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (3.14) every year. Here at Holy Family School it is celebrated with a day of challenging math problems pertaining to circles, a contest to see who can recite the most digits of pi, and eating circular food items, like pie!" Wargo said.

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Holy Family sixth grader, Helen Faur, winner of the pi reciting contest. She was able to recite 156 digits of pi.

Holy Family students look forward to this yearly tradition when they get into middle school.



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