Pi day

Times Observer photo by Rob Andersen

Youngsville Elementary Middle School Principal Eric Mineweaser takes a pie to the face from student Brady Kesterholt on Friday’s assembly at the school. Teacher Barbara Derr, and two student volunteers also were on the receiving end of tossed pies. The students had voted with quarters to determine who would take a pie in the face to benefit the eighth grade graduation and dinner. The assembly combined Nation Pi Day, which was Thursday, and the kickoff for the Pennsylvania System Scholastic Assessment mathematics and reading tests. In addition to the pie face-off, the school held a pie bake-off, a pi memorization contest, and a fun math competition for sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.

The center court of the YEMS gymnasium (above) was nearly filled with excited students for the Pie Day/PSSA Kickoff.