High school students participate in 'Pi Day' at Penn State Fayette

March 16, 2010

Area high school students participated in the 11th annual Pi Day competition on Friday, March 12, held at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. Participating high schools included Belle Vernon, Laurel Highlands, Ringgold, Uniontown Area and Yough. Teams of six students from ninth and 10th grades were given one hour to solve 20 math problems. The problems were random, but this year's topics covered a range of anniversary events (such as Silly Putty and the EtchASketch), sports, Apollo 13, changes to the U.S. flag and the Pony Express.

During the scoring of the problems, Penn State Fayette engineering professor Dave Meredith talked to the students about engineering career opportunities and other technical subjects. Students were vying for their individual choice of apple, berry or cherry pie.

This year’s winning team was from Laurel Highlands. Teams from Ringgold and Yough followed in second and third place, respectively.

  • From left: Peter Herman, ninth grade; Jimmy Lementowski, 10th grade; Sydney Ovial, 9th grade; Jordan Brewer, ninth grade; Erika Gesso, ninth grade; and Elise Monaghan, ninth grade, all from Laurel Highlands Senior High School.

    IMAGE: Nicole Guappone

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