Students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends continue to pray for the happy repose of the soul of Justice Coleman, a junior at Pius X High School who passed away following a car accident on Sunday morning. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Justice's family and friends. May the love of Jesus Christ be known to all who are hurting. May His grace which surpasses all understanding hold each and every person in the palm of His hand as He welcomes Justice to her eternal home in heaven. Her Mass of Chrisian burial will be held on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at . . .
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists for the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The list includes four Pius X High School students: Catherine Krueger, Independence Talken, Liam Kruse, and David Tines. These academically talented seniors will compete for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be awarded next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level . . .
Pius X junior Derek Richard has been selected to participate in the National Association for Music Education Honor Choir. Richard will sing as part of the 2015 All-National Honor Ensembles Mixed Choir in Nashville, Tenn., October 25-28. The final performance will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. The singers and musicians from across the country will perform under the baton of leaders in the field of music education. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles are . . .
The ACT Organization recently released the test results for the class of 2015, showing that Pius X High School’s average composite score rose for the third straight year to 24.3. Over the past three years, the school’s average score has increased a half point, while the state average has hovered at 21.5. Ninety-three percent of the school’s most recent graduating class took the ACT. The nationally administered achievement test is primarily taken by juniors and seniors. Many colleges use the results of the ACT for admissions decisions. The scores are also often . . .
Food, fun, and faith bring students together on Friday mornings at Pius X High School. More than 70 students came together on Friday, August 28 for the first Fellowship Friday meeting of the new school year. Fellowship Fridays are just one of the many faith activities led by Pius X Campus Minister Molly Milana. “It is a time for genuine fellowship and friendship during which students share life and prayer.” While each week may be a little different, Fellowship Friday gives students an opportunity to connect with each other outside of the classroom. . . .
Senior Independence Talken has become the second student from the Pius X High School Class of 2016 to earn the top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. The daughter of John Talken and Mary Kay Vetecka, Indy is member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Lincoln. Pius X Senior Liam Kruse earned a perfect 36 on the ACT earlier this year. Nationally, while the actual number of students who earn a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students achieve the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of . . .
Alex Kerr, a senior offensive lineman and linebacker for the Pius X Thunderbolts, was awarded the Matt Grosserode Memorial Scholarship during the school’s annual Fall Kickoff celebration held on August 21, 2015. The scholarship was founded in 2005 by the late John Grosserode ’78 and his wife Joann ’78 in memory of their son Matt, a 2000 graduate of Pius X High School. The $500 scholarship is awarded each year to a senior Pius X football player who is faithful to God, loving to family, and loyal to friends, just as Matt was during his life. Kerr’s teammates, . . .
John Henry Newman, the 19th-century's most important English-speaking Roman Catholic theologian, spent the first half of his life as an Anglican and the second half as a Roman Catholic. He was a priest, popular preacher, writer, and eminent theologian in both Churches. Born in London, England, he studied at Oxford's Trinity College, was a tutor at Oriel College and for 17 years was vicar of the university church, St. Mary the Virgin. He eventually published eight volumes of Parochial and Plain Sermons as well as two novels. His poem, "Dream of Gerontius," was . . .
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In appreciation for all of those who have supported our school and our students over the past 59 years with their time, talent and treasure, Pius X High School honors our Founders and the Grandparents of our current students with a special Mass and reception. This event is held each fall on or around the anniversary of our school's founding - October 1, 1956. This year's Founders and Grandparents Day Mass and Reception . . . read more
Pius X is blessed to receive support from thousands of benefactors including alumni, parents, friends, and the Lincoln business community. As a Pius X donor, you are providing more than 1,220 students with an affordable, Christ-centered education in an environment where they can learn to love, live and breathe their . . . read more