Pi Week Food Drive
From March 2 to March 13, Grafton High School participated in the annual Pi Day can drive, sponsored by the school’s math department. For her National Honor Society independent service project, Alicia Glick, a senior at GHS, assisted Mrs. Sherman with the can drive. She collected and sorted through the cans, organized volunteers to distribute the pies at lunches, and, with the help of the GHS football team, delivered the 29 boxes of donated items to the Grafton Food Bank.
Pi Day, March 14th, is held to commemorate the infinite number known as pi ( 3.14159…). Students who brought in cans received tickets for a free mini Table Talk pie. In less than two weeks, almost 1800 cans and other non-perishable food items were collected. Mrs. McLaughlin’s period 4 Pre-Calculus class came out on top in the competition between math classes as the class with the highest ratio of cans per student at a record-breaking 18.29. The pride of winning second and third place went to Ms. Monaghan’s period 4 Algebra 1 class and Ms. Travers’ period 2 Algebra 1 class, respectively.
The Math Department would like to thank Table Talk Pies for their contribution to this worthy cause, the faculty and students who donated, the math teachers who inspired their classes to participate in this annual event, and the members of the football team who helped deliver such a large donation to the food bank.
WPI Invitational Math Meet
Once again, GHS participated in the Annual WPI Invitational Math Meet. On Oct 21st, four students from AP Calculus spent the day at WPI. The itinery included 2 competitions; an individual and a team round, a campus tour, a discussion on Admissions requirements, an all-you-can-eat lunch in the student cafeteria and an awards ceremony. Top teams received scholarship money to WPI. The top scorer from each team received a $1000 scholarship to WPI.
This year's team included: Sean Cloran, Neha Majeti, Antony Qin and Jeremy Shorr. Our top scorer was Neha Majeti! Contratulations to Neha and to the entire team for a job well done.
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