Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

library Px10K Challenge

PxK Challenge

Who

Students, Teachers, Staff, Alumni – Teams of (up to) 5 Readers

When

September 2019-April 2020

HOW IT WORKS

*Register your team in the library or using the sign-up form on this webpage.

*Pick up your PXK starter bag (string bag with Reading Journal and Chipotle BOGO card) (**Must be able to pick up from school during school hours)

*Start Reading (books, audio books, required books for your English class – it all qualifies!)

*Log the number of pages you read (honor system!) on this webpage or in the Pius X Library.

PRIZES

Thank you to our Prize Sponsors!

  • Chipotle
  • Raising Caine’s
  • Scooter’s Coffee at 56th and Pine Lake

Teams that read  more than 10,000 pages have been entered in a drawing for gift cards from our sponsors.  If you won a prize winner, you will receive your gift by mail before May 11, 2020.

23 Teams Succeeded in the Challenge!

  1. 142,881 pages – The Baking Bunch
  2. 87,741 pages – Five of Crows
  3. 70,997 pages – Crazy Ducklings
  4. 55,829 pages – PXR5
  5. 54,576 pages – Monica Pettit
  6. 49,189 pages – Moms of Boys
  7. 41,379 pages – TBD1
  8. 33,600 pages – The Page-turnin’ Priests
  9. 27,602 pages – Team AcaDeca
  10. 24,232 pages – Five Morins
  11. 24,158 pages – Reading Between the Wines
  12. 23,813 pages – TBD2
  13. 23,562 pages – TBD5
  14. 20,784 pages – Tan Tan Turtles
  15. 16,839 pages – BOOK
  16. 16,785 pages – Novel Concepts
  17. 15,956 pages – Allstars
  18. 14,919 pages – Literary Alliance
  19. 14,754 pages – Through the Wardrobe
  20. 11,997 pages – Basement Dwellers
  21. 11,785 pages – Music Department
  22. 11,276 pages – Mediocre Philosophers
  23. 10,461 pages – ABC: Administrative Bookworm Crew

  • Yes, we are going by the honor system!

Teams and Individual Readers

Teams

Team AcaDeca

  • Ann Kotopka (faculty) – reading Son of the Gambling Man by Mari Sandoz 
  • Alex Hain (alumni/faculty)
  • Ben Kotopka (alumni) – reading The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro
  • Jean Timmerman (alumni) – reading The Gatekeepers by Chris Whipple
  • Michael Timmerman (alumni) –The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
PAGE TOTAL: 27,602

Music Department

  • Shani Sorensen (faculty) – reading Own Your Everyday by Jordan Lee Dooley
  • Kirsten Downey (faculty) – reading Exodus: God, Slavery, and Freedom by Dennis Prager
  • Todd Krier (faculty)
  • Jared Wilhelm (faculty)
  • Joe Moser (faculty)
  • Megan Burkle (faculty)
PAGE TOTAL: 11,785

Liberi

  • Mark Hansen (faculty)
  • Mike Katalenich (faculty)
  • Mark Martin  (faculty)
  • Zachary Baehr  (staff)
  • Steve Andersen (faculty) – reading King of the Vagabonds by Neal Stephensen
PAGE TOTAL: 1,726

Crazy Ducklings

  • Lucy Hilger (Sophomore)
  • Savannah Lindeen (Sophomore)
  • Cadence Watson (Sophomore)
  • Kat Tvrdy (Sophomore) – reading Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
PAGE TOTAL: 70,997

Five of Crows

  • Marianne Cunningham – Sophomore, reading We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • Ziyal McArthur – Junior, reading Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds
  • Ruth Cunningham – Freshman, reading The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  • Caitlyn Hughes – Sophomore, reading On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
  • Madi Wemhoff – Junior, reading My Antonia by Willa Cather
PAGE TOTAL: 87,741

Allstars

  • Juliana Koperski – Junior, reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Madeline Davis – Junior, reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Felicity Davis – Sophomore, reading Educated by Tara Westover
  • Dominic Oldenburg – Freshman
  • Clare Oldenburg – Junior
PAGE TOTAL: 15,956

*TBD1

  • Simon Willis – Freshman, reading Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson
  • Connor Theisen – Freshman, reading Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard
  • Parker Koos – Sophomore
  • Dominic Koperski – Freshman
  • Brody Koos – Freshman
PAGE TOTAL: 41,379

*TBD2

  • Jake Moore – faculty
  • Brianna Golka – faculty
  • Luke Tomes – Senior
  • Grace Driewer – Senior
  • Mary Driewer – alumni
PAGE TOTAL: 23,813

Tan Tan Turtles

  • Emma Goeden (Junior)
  • Sophie Carpenter (Junior)
  • Stacie Thompson (Junior)
  • Morgan Krinke (Junior)
  • Emmalee Cockerill (Junior)
PAGE TOTAL: 20,784

*TBD3

  • Alberto Cobian, Freshman
  • Eamon Bosland, Sophomore
  • Sammy Blake, Sophomore
  • Laura Vrbka, Senior
PAGE TOTAL: 8,187

ABC- Administrative Bookworm Crew

  • Jan Frayser (administrator) – reading The Fishermen by Chigozi Obioma
  • Fr. Meysenburg
  • Tom Korta
  • Greg Lesiak
  • Terry Kahtol
  • Tim Aylward
PAGE TOTAL: 10,461

*TBD4

  • Kody Sander (Junior)
  • Jennifer Sander (faculty)
  • Caycee Hays (faculty)
  • Julie Schonewise (faculty)
  • Savanah Prater (faculty)
PAGE TOTAL: 2,262

PXR5

  • Clare Bauman (Freshman)
  • Cecilia Wiedel (Freshman) –
  • Alice Arndt (staff)
  • Theresa Groathouse (staff)
  • Amy Groathouse (supporter)
PAGE TOTAL: 55,829

The Page-turnin’ Priests

  • Fr. Samuel Beardslee – reading The Kerygma by Kiko Arguello
  • Fr. Andrew Schwenka
  • Fr. Luke Fleck – reading American Sniper by Chris Kyle
  • Fr. Evan Winter
  • Fr. Stephen Graeve – reading Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
PAGE TOTAL: 33,600

Reading Between the Wines

  • Erica Wenzl (alumni) – reading Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Lynn Sloan (alumni) – reading The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens
  • Kerry Vrtiska (alumni)
  • Scott Wenzl (alumni) – reading The Bible
  • Kay Wenzl (alumni) – reading Mary Boleyn by Alison Weir
PAGE TOTAL: 24,158

Five Morins

  • Fr. Jim Morin (alumni)
  • Terri Schilmoeller (alumni) – reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
  • Grace Raun (alumni)
  • Bess DeLoux (alumni)
  • Emma McGill (alumni)
PAGE TOTAL: 24,232

Moms of Boys

  • Lisa Pierce (supporter)
  • Patti Gardner (parent) – just read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
  • Larry Kopsa (supporter)
  • Dianna Clyne (supporter)
  • Steph Barry (supporter)
PAGE TOTAL: 49,189

Kolbe’s Fault

  • Kobe Villa (Junior) – reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • John Swanson (Junior) – reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
PAGE TOTAL: 2,159

TBD5

  • Lindsey Mennenga (Junior)
  • Matt Muff (Junior)
  • Olivia Schwickerath (Junior)
  • Joseph Welty (Junior)
  • Derrek Sumner (Junior)
  • Peyton Wouri (Junior)
PAGE TOTAL: 23,562

TBD6

  • Gianna Madsen (Freshman)
  • Kaylee Gomez (Freshman)
PAGE TOTAL: 321

TBD8

  • Lisette Rodriguez (Sophomore)
  • Hannah Regnier (Sophomore)
PAGE TOTAL: 4,344

the thunderbooks

  • Carlos Gutierrez (Senior)
  • McKenzie Schmid (Senior)
  • Abbie Russman (Senior)
  • Anna Mazour (Freshman)
  • Brenna Mazour (Senior)
PAGE TOTAL: Coming

Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies

  • Cate Barry (Freshman)
  • Jazmin Schwickerath (Freshman)
  • Vashti Adams (Freshman)
  • Mollie Carke (Freshman)
PAGE TOTAL: 4,551

The Baking Bunch

  • Bernadette Seeman (Senior)
  • Genevieve Seeman (Sophomore)
  • Isabella Simatech (Senior)
PAGE TOTAL: 142,881

TBD9

  • Ella Keaschall (Sophomore)
  • Addison Drahota (Sophomore)
  • Cindy Warry (Sophomore)
  • Jillian Soden (Sophomore)
PAGE TOTAL: 3,911

Mediocre Philosophers

  • William Cunningham (Freshman)
  • Magdalena Bales (Freshman)
  • Ava Knievel (Freshman)
PAGE TOTAL: 11,276

Literary Alliance

  • Morgan White (alumni) – reading Finale by Stephanie Garber
  • Celeste Milburn (alumni) – reading Night Angel
  • Carmen Milburn (parent) – reading Last Summer by Kerry Lonsdale
  • William VanDusen (alumni)
PAGE TOTAL: 14,919

TBD7

  • Todd Hruby (parent)
  • Valerie Eckrich (alumni)
  • Marianne Clifford Upton (alumni)
PAGE TOTAL: 5,571

Elephants

  • Monica Oldenburg (parent) – reading The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
  • Kacy Steiner – reading In the First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhnitsyn
PAGE TOTAL: 4,124

BOOK

  • Katie Villa (Sophomore) – reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Piper Steiner (Sophomore)
  • Addie Korensky (Sophomore)
PAGE TOTAL: 16,839

Novel Concepts

  • Kiet Nguyen (Senior)
  • Lydia Quinto (Sophomore)
  • Audrey Quinto (Senior
PAGE TOTAL: 16,785

Basement Dwellers

  • Michaelle McCullough (staff)
  • Kim Theisen (parent/volunteer) – reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Frye by Rachel Joyce
  • Ruth Loberg (staff)
  • Erin Willis (faculty)
  • Katie Hayes (faculty)
PAGE TOTAL: 11,997

Through the Wardrobe

  • Molly Wallish (faculty) – reading The Lake House by Kate Morton
  • Claire Maly (faculty) – reading A Father’s Tale by Michael O’Brien
  • Katerina Jakub (faculty) – reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Jamie Reed (faculty) – reading Blessed and Broken by Fr. Josh Johnson
PAGE TOTAL: 14,754

TBD10

  • Sara Ojut (Senior) – reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Morgan Potter (Senior) – reading Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
PAGE TOTAL: 2,590

The DQs Jordyn Holt

PAGE TOTAL: Coming

Future Team

PAGE TOTAL: Coming

Individuals

  • Monica Pettit (parent) -reading Liar, Liar by James Patterson                   Page Total: 54,576
  • Victoria O’Neil (Parent)
  • John Tines (Senior) – reading The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • Tonja Buchholz (parent) – reading Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Carl Lin (Sophomore) – reading Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman  Page Total: 504