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Local area high school students participate in “Pi Day” at Penn State Fayette

3/16/2010 —
Local 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 9th 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.

Pi Day

From left: Brittany Parnell, Emily Elkey, Jennifer Hennel and Angela Selby, all 10th graders at Ringgold High School.

Pi Day

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

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