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Results of 5th Annual Pi Day 5K

In 2015, the North Johnston High School Math Department, in Kenly NC, held its first annual Pi Day 5K on March 14, 2015 at 9:26:53 AM in honor of Pi Day as a reason to have some fun and raise money for Cystic Fibrosis. Pi is a symbol for the irrational number 3.141592653…which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. At that time one of NJ’s senior students, Taylor Baker, suffered from the disease. Just before graduation that year, we lost Taylor after a long, hard battle with CF. This year NJHS Math Department held its 5th annual PI Day 5K on March 16th, 2019 in memory of Taylor and in honor of young ladies, Lila and Hailey Toole. Lila and Hailey are sisters battling CF and they are in elementary school at one of NJHS’s feeder schools and cousins of one of our Math Teachers. 

It was a cold and windy morning, but otherwise beautiful weather. The rain made the course soggy again, no one complained, even though it would have been easy to do so, and no one was injured. All runners enjoyed the exercise and the friendly competition. Of course, everyone enjoyed the real pie afterwards! Total funds raised this year is $2189.18, and it is the most prosperous year yet! 151 runners registered this year. This is 25 more than our first year. Eighty of those registered were from Johnston County’s Innovation Academy, where Taylor Baker’s sister attends school. Her peers came out to support the cause! Over the last five years, the Pi Day 5K has raised $8375.00 to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.  

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Students pictured aboce are all from the Innovation Academy who came out to support their peer whose sister's illness and life prompted the Pi Day 5K origins.


NJHS's Pi digit photo 3.1415926.... from left to right: Laney Daughtry, Tristan Galla, Lila Toole, Hailey Toole, Emily Braswell, Joseph Bomboy, Graham Walston

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The start of the NJHS 5th Annual Pi Day 5K!