Belated Pi Day

Seventh grade students in the Whistletown Whelks Kiva at East Lyme Middle School hold a belated "Pi Day" celebration Monday, March 18, 2013. Due to Connecticut Mastery Testing last week students were unable to mark the day, which centers around the math concept of Pi, so events were postponed until Monday. Students created a giant U.S. flag out of pi symbols, an "American Pi", a photo of them with it will be sent to U.S. troops serving overseas sponsored by the students. Several students also competed to see who could memorize pi to the most places. Raven Cantwell won today's competition with 247 digits. The day concluded with a pie eating contest.

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Seventh grade students in the Whistletown Whelks Kiva at East Lyme Middle School; Andrew Whelan, on ladder and Quinn Erno hang hundreds of "pi" symbols in red, white and blue to create an "American Pi" flag during belated "Pi Day" festivities Monday, March 18, 2013.

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East Lyme Middle School math teacher Jay Gionet, right, keeps count as seventh grader Raven Cantwell, left, writes-out as many digits of pi as she can remember. Cantwelll got 247 digits, short of the school record but best for Monday's participants.

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Seventh grade students Hannah Gellar, left, and Jamie Stevens react as whipped cream is added to the pies they will eat in the pie eating contest concluding belated "Pi Day" festivities Monday, March 18, 2013.

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Seventh grade students in the Whistletown Whelks Kiva at East Lyme Middle School cheer on classmates RJ Gandenberger, left, and Nicole Galindo in the pie eating contest.

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Seventh grader Hannah Gellar digs-in during the pie eating contest.

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Seventh grader Nicole Galindo, left, reacts as she sees classmate RJ Gandenberger wipe pie from his face at the end of the pie eating contest.

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Math teacher Jay Gionet declares Seventh grader RJ Gandenberger winner of the pie eating contest at the conclusion belated "Pi Day" festivities.

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Math teacher Jay Gionet, right, takes a chocolate cream pie to the face from colleague Holli Dupuis to conclude the pie eating contest that closes belated "Pi Day" festivities.

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Seventh graders in the Whistletown Whelks Kiva at East Lyme Middle School react as math teacher Jay Gionet takes a chocolate cream pie to the face from colleague Holli Dupuis to conclude the pie eating contest that closes belated "Pi Day" festivities.

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Math teacher Jay Gionet, right, and colleague Holli Dupuis sample the chocolate cream pie that Dupuis smashed in Gionet's face to conclude the pie eating contest.

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