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Pi Day at CHS

“I think that Pi Day serves as a really great reminder that math can be fun and that it can be engaging,” Qu said.
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Chatter filled the school as the line grew along the third-floor hallway; CHS students were waiting for a free slice of pie.

Every year on March 14, the CHS math department plans fun activities along with the help of Math Club members to celebrate Pi Day throughout a lengthened lunch period.

This year, the activities included a scavenger hunt, a craft, a trivia Kahoot game and lots of delicious homemade and store-bought pies, some of which were entered into the pie competition.

Luciana Qu, a CHS Algebra Il and Pre-Calculus teacher led the scavenger hunt along with Math Club member, Kaylie Peters.

“I think that Pi Day serves as a really great reminder that math can be fun and that it can be engaging,” Qu said. “Pi Day is a fun way to remind the entire school that math is everywhere and also have some pie.”

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After the chaos of the pie line simmered down, the pie judging began. Groups of students sat at tables in room 320 with three different pies before them. One judge from each table plated a slice of pie for each judge. Before they tasted the pies, the judges rated the appearance of the pies. Once every judge had a slice, they rated it on taste on a scale of 0 to 3.14.

Aaron Mendlow, a freshman at CHS was thrilled to be one of the pie judges. He had a very particular criteria for the pie he was going to judge as the best.

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“It needs to have a mild flavor that compliments the crust because it depends on how leaky or soft the crust is.” Mendlow said. “And it can change based on what kind of fruit is in there because it can make it soggy.”

In her days as a student at Huron High School, Qu never recalled anything that made Pi special. She is so glad she a part of a community that makes the day memorable for staff and students.

“At Community, we get to do these things because we’re a small community of people and the teachers are really, really close,” Qu said. “So the teachers are able to meet and really bring this all together to make Pi Day come alive and be a tradition for all of us to enjoy.”

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Mia Rubenstein
Mia Rubenstein, Journalist
Mia Rubenstein is a sophomore at Community, and this is her first year on staff. When she is not at school, she can be seen begging her parents for a dog, baking banana bread, or eating ice cream. She enjoys spending time with friends and acting for her school theater program. She is looking forward to working on The Communicator this year and is excited to see where this experience will take her.
Paige Plavnick
Paige Plavnick, Journalist
Paige Plavnick is a sophomore at Community High School. She is starting her first year on staff. When she is not busy with homework, she spends her time student tech directing for the theater program. She also loves spending time with friends and going downtown. She is excited about a fun year with school and friends!

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