Lunch got a little sweeter

Mu Alpha Theta sells pies to raise money for scholarships


Photo by Truth Dukes

Sophomore Jaden Muniz purchases a pie from Lily Sanchez at the Pi Day bake sale. The Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society members sold pies to raise money for scholarships.

Story by Nashita Kalam, Staff Writer

Mu Alpha Theta hosted their 10th annual Pi Day fundraiser on March 9-10. Students lined up at the table during their lunch to buy a variety of pies that ranged from succulent apple to refreshing lemon meringue. The earnings will fund the club’s scholarships. 

Mu Alpha Theta club members were required to bring pies ranging from individual to extra large servings on the morning of the fundraiser. They were sold during all lunches ranging from $2 to $20. 

“We raised over $1,000 for scholarships this year and sold about 200 pies,” Mu Alpha Theta sponsor Cathryn Diaz said. “[The scholarships will go to about] two or three seniors.”

This year’s fundraiser was a little different than past years. Diaz had to improvise the tradition due to COVID-19 protocols. 

“COVID was a huge roadblock because before we always sold slices of pie, which tended to be more profitable, or so we thought,” Diaz said. “This year we decided to do the mini pies and sell those instead, along with some of the larger pies. It proved to be just as successful as it did when we served slices, and it was a lot less work on our end as workers.”