14 is special for mathematicians, engineers and anyone who loves
numbers. 3.14 is celebrated globally as Pi Day, and fifth grade students
at Bucyrus Elementary School celebrated with a contest to see who could
memorize the most digits of pi.
The number pi, or 3.14, goes on for infinity. Memorizing the first
one hundred digits of the number is an incredible feat, but Marissa
Eulett memorized and recited the first 151 digits of pi and was this
year’s contest winner.
"The Pi Day contest was fun," Eulett said. "I memorized the first 40
digits the first day, and then I tried to memorize 10 to 20 more digits
every day after that."
Taking second place honors was Natalie Stover, who memorized and
recited the first 101 digits of pi. Amber Zornes memorized and recited
the first 75 digits of pi and came in third.
"We always try to find unique ways to celebrate Pi Day each year,"
fifth grade math teacher Jackie Fruth said. "The students who
participated in this year's contest did a great job memorizing and
Other students taking part in the competition, and reciting more than
20 digits of pi, included: Solomon Singer, Amadia Aguirre, Ashley
Davis, Rosalyn Johnson, Kaitlin Vaughn, Lacee Skelton, Bryant Pfeifer,
Rayne Tucker, Kelsey Fackler, Freedom Tuttle, Katie Kuhn, Lincoln
Mollenkopf, Natalie Spitler, Kimberly Stone, Titan Kleman, Karys Boyd,
Ethan Brown, Malachi Johnson, Jalyn Lyons, Brady Rankins, Gavin
O’Connell, Brock Foreman, Michael Wise and Nevaeh Evans.
“Our math teachers do a tremendous job developing new ways to
celebrate Pi Day with our students,” Associate Principal Timothy Souder
said. “We are very proud of the effort and time all the students
committed to memorizing and reciting pi.”
For more information about this year’s Pi Day activities, contact
Jackie Fruth at 419-562-6089 or email email@example.com.