Adrianna Sacilowski, an 8th-grade student at HFCS, memorized and recited 435 digits of Pi. She places 94th in the United States, as of April 13th, 2017 for that accomplishment. Adrianna’s teacher, Mr. Weeden, recorded a video of her accomplishing this success and played it for the Board of Education at their May meeting. The board and administration were very impressed with Adrianna.
Mr. Weeden said, “Adrianna is awesome!” Each year on March 14th, Mr. Weeden challenges his students to see how many digits of PI they can memorize. He said, “The record (for him as a teacher) coming into this year was 349 by Justin Carte (Schuylerville Central School student). This year, Adrianna Sacilowski was able to memorize 435 digits. This is an amazing feat!”
Mr. Weeden, wearing a Pi tie, presented her with a small gift at the BOE meeting – a ceramic mug with a Pi theme on it. Adrianna thanked Mr. Weeden and said, “It was a lot of fun to do this, and it was a lot of hard work.”
Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Facin remarked that this was, “A truly amazing feat as we are excited to have her present at the Board of Education meeting. Thanks to Mr. Weeden for inspiring our students through his love of mathematics!”
Mr. Weeden teaches 8th-grade math at HFCS and has been teaching for 21 years. He previously spent ten years at Cambridge Central School, nine at Schuylerville Central School, and came “home” to HFCS two years ago. Mr. Weeden was granted tenure by the Board of Education at the same meeting.