A New "Pi-Recitation" Champion Reigns at Sycamore Canyon School
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A New "Pi-Recitation" Champion Reigns at Sycamore Canyon School

Each year Sycamore Canyon School celebrates March 14th, also known as Pi Day, with a friendly quest to see how many digits of Pi students in grades 6-8 can memorize with the hope of becoming the school's new "Pi Recitation Champion!" A banner even hangs in the school's gymnasium displaying over 15 years worth of student names -all of whom successfully named the most digits of Pi that year.

This year an incredible new record was set by 8th grade student Jake who met his personal goal, and accurately recited 2,000 digits of Pi in 28 minutes of time. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle - it is an irrational number (meaning in decimal form it does not end) and it is not repetitive in nature. The previous all-time record of 1,200 digits recited was set back in 2013 by former CVUSD student Andy (Sycamore class of 2013, Newbury Park High class of 2017 and now Cal Berkeley class of 2021). Current Sycamore 7th grade student Kimi came in second in this year's Pi-Recitation, memorizing and reciting 1,001 digits.

Congratulations Sycamore students!

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