Students eat up Pi Day festivities

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Leading up to Pi Day, students had the opportunity to vote on who would be pied.

Brigid McCarthy

The Class of 2021 hosted Pi Day festivities on Thursday, March 14 during lunch, with the main attractions of an ice cream sundae bar and a public pie-ing.

In the days leading up to Pi Day, the sophomore class sold tickets at lunch that allowed students to vote for candidates to be pied in the face by fitness teacher and Class of 2021 adviser Ginny Clevenger. The class or club with the winning representative would get a “slice” of the overall earnings made by the sophomore class.

This year’s winner, with 449 votes, was freshman James Finnegan of Brielle. Finnegan said he was happy to represent the Class of 2022.

“I don’t care. I like the attention,” Finnegan said.

Finnegan was the recipient of several substantial donations. Freshman class president Jacob Irwin of Middletown personally donated 80 dollars to ensure that Finnegan would win and that his class would earn some money.  

“Not only would I love to see James get pied, but also I’m supporting my class by winning and supporting the sophomore class,” Irwin said.  

Junior Brian Schade of Tinton Falls was also pied. Schade was the second-most elected candidate with “about 44 votes,” Clevenger said.

Sophomore class president Georgia Trentalange of Middletown said that she felt that Pi Day was a success.  

“The stage in particular worked out nicely, and we made a sizeable profit from the ice cream,” Trentalange said. “Drama club also got to enjoy some of those creamy leftovers, which was a treat. And the freshmen have proved to be enthusiastic fundraisers.”