Pi Day 2012

Students compete in annual Pi Day contest

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2012 Pi Digit Memorization Champion Hannah Kraus and teachers Katie Cook and Pat Engle

F-M High School students Hannah Kraus and JP Quinn went back and forth up to 456 digits of Pi, before Hannah was named the winner of the 2012 annual Pi Digit Memorization Contest at F-M High School on March 8.

Her name will be engraved on a special Pi Day trophy displayed in the math wing, High School, House II.

Pi Day is celebrated by mathematicians around the world on March 14 because the date approximates the digits of pi (3.14159, the ratio of the circumference of any circle to its diameter).

Each year the F-M High School math department recognizes Pi Day with an options assembly featuring the memorization contest, songs about Pi, a Rubik’s Cube contest, and a student version of the popular game show “Family Feud”.

A t-shirt design competition was also held with proceeds of nearly $300 donated to Camp Good Days and Special Times. This year’s winning designers are Elaina Attallah and Leah Pilcher. Both students received free t-shirts.

The top 10 participants were awarded Pi-themed pencils and gift certificates for free “Pizza Pi” donated by Mark's Pizzeria, Nice N Easy, and Pizza Hut.

Students participating in the Pi Digit Memorization Contest

Allie Alcott, Colin Barber, Matt Belanger, Dante Capriotti, Jennifer Duppert, Sarah El-Amir, Austin Genther, Anna Hrbac, Hannah Kraus, Nick Licitra, Tina Liu, Jason Liu, Sharon Meguira, John Paliakkara, Adam Phipps-Swanson, JP Quinn, Joonyong Ree, Christie Rutledge, Todd Sharp, and Chris Wang.

Students participating in the Rubik’s Cube Contest

Colby Tresness, Zheng Zhu, Casey Green, David Ondrich, Jacob Gerace, Samantha Greenky, Adam Jackson, Pat Mackintosh, Dante Pavone, Matt Pallotta, Stephen Rufo.

Samantha Greenky and Adam Jackson made it to the final round. For the second year in a row Samantha is the Rubik’s Cube Champ winning a Pi Day t-shirt.

Students performing Pi-themed songs

Kaitlyn DeHority, Hannah Bucklin, Kaitlynn Franey, Molly Bucklin, Anna Hrbac, Jason Rhee, Lila Rodgers, Meghan O'Leary, Abhi Sishtla, Sara Rusignuolo, Anna Rusignuolo, Meghan Kingsley, Jack Loeffler, Alex Clarke, Alex Trop, Melissa Lazarus, and Meghan Boshart.

The math department would like to thank the following people for making the Pi Day festivities a success

Everyone who bought a Pi Day t-shirt and helped raise money for Camp Good Days and Special Times.

Math department faculty and staff for organizing and publicizing the events.

Laura Clancy and the Broadcast Journalism classes for promoting Pi Day with morning news features.

The student audio-visual team and stage crew, including Chris Augustinos, Sarah Lopez, Kurt Militi, Nancy Bansbach, Bryanna Patinka, Eric Mobley, Amber Ho, Mary Muench, Eric Bates, Katie Roche, Josh Elander.

Staff members Jason Makay and Bill Corbett for providing mikes, music, and lighting, and for broadcasting and video-taping the assemblies.

Student musicians for performing opening musical numbers during the assembly.

Mark's Pizzeria, Nice N Easy, and Pizza Hut for donating prizes.

All the faculty members who allowed their students to miss a class and come to the options assembly.

Dante Capriotti
Dante Capriotti

l-r, teachers Dina Kushnir, Elaina Hajduk, Mary Ward, Chris Alvarez
l-r, teachers Dina Kushnir, Elaina Hajduk, Mary Ward, Chris Alvarez

l-r, Stephen Rufo, Pat Mackintosh, Samantha Greenky
l-r, Stephen Rufo, Pat Mackintosh, Samantha Greenky

Teacher Chris Alvarez MC'd the Family Feud Contest.
Teacher Chris Alvarez MC'd the Family Feud Contest.

Defending Pi Digit Memorization champion JP Quinn and teacher Pat Engle
Defending Pi Digit Memorization champion JP Quinn and teacher Pat Engle








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