Bucyrus students memorize 3.14 and more to celebrate Pi Day

Bucyrus students memorize 3.14 and more to celebrate Pi Day
Posted on 06/08/2015

March 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 reciting pi."

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 jfruth@bucyrusschools.org.