Fourteen Holy Helpers School Celebrates 'Pi Day'

March 19, 2012 Updated Mar 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM EDT

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Fourteen Holy Helpers School Celebrates 'Pi Day'

March 19, 2012 Updated Mar 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM EDT

(WKBW release) Circular activities defined the day at Fourteen Holy Helpers School in West Seneca on March 14, as school  began and ended with assemblies about circles, diameters and circumferences.

Contests to recite Pi (π) to the longest decimal place, measuring tasks and pie throwing contests for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (earning $314), culminated in an individual “pie” treat for every student. The dress of the day called for circles, polka dots, or a special remembrance of Albert Einstein whose birthday just happens to be 3.14!

Students Andrew Zimniewicz, David Sharkey, Corally Wolters and Theresa Gerard won the  Pi contest, reciting Pi to over 80 decimal places.

Faculty members got pie in the face, earning $314 for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Even Kindergarten students helped name Pi by displaying their “calculations” on the wall.

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