Pius X High School students claimed second place in Division II at the 2015 United States Academic Decathlon. Held in Garden Grove, Calif., on April 16-18, Pius X placed 8 th overall out of 46 teams. The national competition is split into three divisions based on school size. A highlight of Pius X’s performance was a gold medal earned in the Super Quiz competition. The Super Quiz team participants included: Honors—Philip Hanigan, Liam Kruse, Catherine Krueger; Scholastic—Henry Jaros, Jacob Schreiber, Anna Tetherow; and Varsity—Noah Schimenti, Freddie . . .
Twenty-one Pius X High School student-athletes were honored on April 15th at the Athletic Signing Ceremony for graduating seniors who have chosen to participate in collegiate athletics. The ceremony was held at 11:30 a.m. in the school's Performing Arts Center in front of students, coaches, faculty/staff, family members and guests. The following student athletes have announced their intent: Becky Brokaw: Brokaw has chosen to play basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan University. She and her teammates claimed the Class B State Championship title in March 2015, after being the Class . . .
The Pius X Ambassadors sponsored a week to encourage all students to reach out to all other students in kindness. The group began the week with Motivational Monday with music playing during passing periods and students went out of their way to greet others. On Turnaround Tuesday encouraged students to look around and introduce themselves to students they didn't know. Welcoming Wednesday was filled with high-fives to other students, and Thankful Thursday was a day when students took the time to thank other students who they appreciate. Friendly Friday was . . .
Pius X senior Sarah Endacott has been awarded the Ken Carlson Scholarship from Junior Achievement® (JA) of Lincoln. She was chosen from amongst all participants, past and present. Endacott’s selection for the $1,000 scholarship was based on her record of academic success and achievement in the JA programs, future plans to pursue a business major in college, and a required essay. Junior Achievement at Pius X is sponsored by business teacher Mr. Ryan Psota. Junior Achievement’s economic education programs have been offered to Lincoln-area high school students for . . .
The Nebraska Community Blood Bank (NCCB) offers Pius X an educational scholarship award based on the success of the 2014-15 Pius X blood drives. The blood drives are sponsored by the Pius X Student Council. Every pint of blood collected in the name of Pius X during the school year adds to the scholarship amount. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, Pius X must register at least 60 donors for each blood drive. The donations must occur at the Pius X blood drive or within a week before or after the Pius X blood drive at one of NCBB’s Donor Centers. Special thanks . . .
Pius X junior Nicholas Dean has been selected to study in Japan during the summer of 2015. As part of the Youth for Understanding (YFU) program Dean will attend a Japanese high school and live with a Japanese family. Dean has also been awarded the Japan-America Friendship Scholarship which will pay 75% of the total cost of the program and expenses. The scholarship was awarded based on Dean’s demonstration of interest and ability in the Japanese language. Dean first had his interest in the Japanese language and culture peaked by his participation in karate. He took . . .
On Easter Tuesday, a small group of Pius X Landscaping Club members took advantage of the day off of school to go on a field trip. The group went to see the new conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha. Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all. The gardens feature two different climates within the garden building; one is similar to northern Florida while the other is more humid and . . .
Pius X High School is proud to announce that it has received two generous gifts to reward and support its faculty. The first donation provided a financial bonus to Pius X teachers, and the second gift enabled teachers to discover and build upon their God-given talents and natural abilities. An anonymous donor approached Pius X last fall with their intent to provide a gift to teachers. In February, the gift of more than $41,000 was funded and distributed to award each faculty member for their dedication to their students and for their service to Pius X High School. Pius X has 85 . . .
Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12. (When Peter escaped from prison, he went to the home of Mark's mother.) Paul and Barnabas took him along on the first missionary journey, but for some reason Mark returned alone to Jerusalem. It is evident, from Paul's refusal to let Mark accompany him on the second journey despite Barnabas's insistence, that Mark had displeased Paul. Because Paul later asks Mark to visit him in prison, we may assume the trouble did not last long. The . . .
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Students win $20,000 and an additional $20,000 for the Pius X
Windstream has released a video of Pius X students winning the first ever Smart Tomorrow contest. The announcement was made on February 12th at a school assembly. Students Thomas Hanzl, Jacob Hotovy, Brody Rolfes, Andrew Shonka and Nick Korta were chosen for their video, titled Outside the Box , that . . . read more