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:
—Liz Hulme, director of health and wellness
Don't like pi
—Paulette Struckman, physics teacher
When in doubt
—Sum Yue Guan '19
What's small and
An acute pie
—Emma Underdown '21
—Emily Harris '22