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AcaDeca teams finishes season sixth in nation

Pius X High School’s Academic Decathlon team represented the state of Nebraska at the National Competition in Minneapolis April 25-27. The team placed 6th nationally and brought home 10 individual medals in the fields of Art History, Essay, Science, Music, Literature, and Math.

Congratulations to their coaches Ann Kotopka and Alex Hain and to the competitors Isaac Kramer, Thomas Kotopka, Kolbe Villa, Wally Langdon, Brandon Birch, John Michael Hewitt, Kellen Knotwell, and Logan Uttecht.

Medals earned:


Isaac Kramer-Highest Pius score, Most Valuable Team Player, Silver in Art History

Thomas Kotopka-Silver in Art History

Kolbe Villa-Silver in Art History 

(All three of these Honor students missed only 1 question on the Art History exam, tying each other for the Silver medal)


Wally Langdon-Silver in Music, Bronze in Art and Literature

Brandon Birch-Bronze in Essay, Gold in Math


John Michael Hewitt-Bronze in Art History

Logan Uttecht-Bronze in Science

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