Berryville students find pi to be a piece of cake

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In the picture from left to right are: Kaela Thompson, Brayn Maldonado, Austin Howerton, Morgan Ray, Cheyenne Shaffer, Alyssa Harris, Kressa Phillips, and Caleb Cox.

Berryville High School hosted the 2nd Annual Pi Competition held on Pi Day (3-14). All high school math students competed and memorized as many digits of pi as they could. The top 8 winners from the Pi Competition won a homemade pie. What is pi? It is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to it's diameter. Because it is an irrational number, the numbers go on forever.

The top 8 winners were: Brayn Maldonado (203 digits), Kaela Thompson (180 digits), Austin Howerton (140 digits), Cheyenne Shaffer (126 digits), Kressa Phillips (114 digits), Caleb Cox (80 digits), Morgan Ray (67 digits) and Alyssa Harris (55 digits).

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