Celebrating National Pi Week 2015, the Mu Alpha Theta club at Woodside High School went above and beyond the academic requirements of this Math Honor Society’s membership when they rallied to raise funds for the mission of THRIVE Peninsula! Ten spirited teachers “earned” a pie in the face when jars bearing their names were filled to the brim with contributions by both students and faculty.
Recognizing the common denominator of community outreach and working with precision in facts and figures, the Math club was inspired to support the cause. Like the infinite number Pi (π), the school’s financial gift multiplied THRIVE’s efforts to provide food, shelter and budget mentorship to local families facing financial hardship.
Who would have guessed that “pie” would have produced such palatable proceeds—an $800 gift that can mean the difference between crisis and calm for people struggling to survive. “To sum it up,” a hearty thank you to the Woodside High community!