Western New York Celebrates Pi Day

March 18, 2014 Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

...
March 18, 2014 Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (WKBW) - March 14th is better known as Pi Day, which celebrates the mathematical constant "Pi" or 3.14.

Students and teachers at Amherst Middle School celebrated in a very special way.

A competition was held at the school where students had the change to guess the circumference of a giant cardboard cookie since Pi the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter

Teachers also volunteered to get a pie in the face when specific goals were reached. The winner of each grade level received a cookie cake for their group.

The competition was not only fun, but was also for a good cause. Students at the event raised money for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Carly's Club.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.