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It's Pi Day! Wrote some poetry
It's Pi Day! Wrote some poetry

In honor of Pi Day, and with a poet in residence on campus, Santa Catalina held its first annual "pi-ku" contest, with winners announced on March 14.

A pi-ku is modeled after a haiku. It's a three-line poem with three syllables in the first line, one in the second, and four in the third, representing the mathematical constant pi, 3.14. The theme of the poem had to relate to math or pi.

A panel of judges including math and English faculty and the visiting writer in residence, poet Catherine Tufariello, selected five winners from more than a hundred entries from students, faculty, and staff. The prize? Pie, of course.

Here are the winners:

Humble pi
or
irrational?
—Liz Hulme, director of health and wellness

Don't like pi
How
Irrational
—Paulette Struckman, physics teacher

When in doubt
I
always derive
—Sum Yue Guan '19

What's small and
sweet?
An acute pie
—Emma Underdown '21

Infinite
Pi
Neverending
—Emily Harris '22

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