First Posted: 4/29/2013
Schools from the Holy Redeemer System of the Diocese of Scranton celebrated “Royal Pi Day” at Holy Redeemer High School during a day of activities that focused on the world’s most famous math symbol, (Pi), the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its radius. As a number, Pi is represented by 3.14159, but it is a never-ending number with no repeating pattern, making it one of math’s most intriguing concepts. Over 200 sixth grade students from Wyoming Area Catholic School, Good Shepherd Academy, Holy Rosary School, St. Nicholas/St. Mary’s School, St. Jude’s School and Holy Family Academy attended the first “Royal Pi Day.” Students from each school wore t-shirts their school designed for the day and took part in 20 activities from pie eating to pi fishing. Activities were sponsored by the schools and coordinated by student volunteers from Holy Redeemer. Awards were presented to students at the conclusion of the day. All participants also formed a human pi symbol on school grounds.
The event was created by a “Pi Committee” composed of representatives from all the schools and coordinated by Eileen Rishcoff of Wyoming Area Catholic and Ann Tribendis of Holy Redeemer. Pi Day also included a system-wide service project where students donated “round” toys (balls, dartboards, hula hoops, etc.) to Children’s Service Center for use in its partial education program. Shown during the donation are, from left Holy Redeemer students Sydney Kotch, Nanticoke; Kasey Miller, Hanover Twp.; Marnie Kusakavitch, Pittston; Jenna Nitkowski, Duryea; Brandi Martenas, Children’s Service Center; Ann Tribendis, Holy Redeemer.