A Slice of National Pi Day at North


Assistant principal Angela Loftus was found victim to whipped cream but was luckily protected by a shower gap and plastic bib. Photo by Sydney Jarrard.

Mu Alpha Theta, the national math honors society, celebrated Pi Day by creating and hanging colorful posters, allowing students to pie their favorite, or least favorite, administrators and serving a variety of pie flavors to the 26 math teachers at North. Pi Day is a national celebration of the infinite mathematical constant, which is approximately 3.14, on March 14. 


In order to qualify to pie an administrator, the student’s math teacher must recommend them and return the purple ticket to either Mallory Soriao or Katie Roth. Then, the announcers junior Sarah Treusch, senior Emma Gartland or junior Mady McConnell, appearing in first, second and third lunch respectively, drew names out of an envelope and called the students over the intercom. 


North’s principal Bob Carnaroli volunteered to be pied in all three lunches and provided towels for his fellow administrators. Angela Loftus and Aaron Archambeau, assistant principals, tagged along with Carnaroli during first lunch. Assistant administrator Joan Graham and teacher Mary Garner were victims of pieing during second lunch. Assistant principal Scott Beard and part-time assistant administrator Randy Herrin were pied during third. 


Pi Day was ultimately successful. It reached a new audience of students and encouraged others to fall in love with math. North students were very engaged.