On Friday, March 13 Saint Elizabeth School
held its 13th Annual Pi Day in celebration of mathematics, a day ahead of the official March 14 observance of “Pi Day”. Students in grades Kindergarten-eight participated in school-wide afternoon activities culminating with an end of day assembly and pie eating contest with teachers and students.
Teachers competed in the first round of the pie eating contest. Fifth-eighth graders then took part in the pie eating contest where they devoured store bought pies (usually homemade by their classmates). In the past, pies have been made in a variety of flavors, including pizza. During the pie eating contest students who have memorized 50 or more, with the highest count over 200, digits were recognized for their achievement.
Pi Day is a global celebration of Mathematics celebrated on March 14th, each year. Pi (π) is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Its rounded down numerical representation is 3.14
The sutdents of the reigning champion, Miss Melissa Neminc, arrive ready to cheer her on.
Michaela Richardson, 2nd grade, made a sign to support her teacher, Miss Hickey, who is the reigning champion.
Jake McMahon is all smiles as he sees his classmate Joanathan Laughlin’s face covered in pie.
Jake McMahon, 8th grade, has more than a mouth full of pie during the pie eating competition.
Gradeschoolers Braxton McAllister and Lyla McCabe are all smiles as they watch the pie eating contest at St. Elizabeth School.
Grace Magee (center), 7th grade, has a face covered in pie dispite coming prepared with cap a goggles.
With his face covered in pie Jonathan Laughlin listens as he is announced the student winner.
Paula Ringenbach consumes almost an entire pie to be named the 2020 pie eating champion.
Math teacher Paula Ringenbach is stoked to win the pie eating contest for teachers.
Father Andrew Labatorio, CICM is the first priest to participate in the pie eating contest.
Math teacher Paula Ringenbach proudly shows off her pie eating trophey during St. Elizabeth School’s Pi Day.