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Local high school students enjoy “Pi Day” at Penn State Fayette

Laurel Highlands High School students Caleb Ruthardt, Eli Zuchelowski, Carolyn Vanek, Kaitlyn Thurby, Rachel Dileo, and Aaliyah Winfrey
From the left: Laurel Highlands High School students Caleb Ruthardt, Eli Zuchelowski, Carolyn Vanek, Kaitlyn Thurby, Rachel Dileo, and Aaliyah Winfrey took second place in the Pi Day competition.
3/15/2012 —

Local area high school students recently participated in the 13th annual Pi Day competition at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. Fourteen teams of ninth and tenth grade students from Belle Vernon Area, Laurel Highlands, Ringgold, and Uniontown Area High Schools competed to win their choice of apple, cherry, or berry pies.

“This is a critical age for students. The math and science concepts they’re exposed to now will affect their career path in the future. These tests prepare students for the real world by allowing them to solve the sort of problems they would face as engineers,” said David Meredith, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Fayette and proctor of the Pi Day exam.

Students were encouraged to work in teams to complete 20 math problems within a 60-minute time period. This year, Uniontown Area High School won first place, Laurel Highlands Senior High School came in second place, and Ringgold High School took home third place.

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