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Lincoln Pius X High School is the central Catholic high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, and the Diocese of Lincoln. Pius X is the largest Catholic high school in the state, with an enrollment of 1,286 young men and women. The school was founded October 1, 1956 by Bishop Louis B. Kucera.

Pius X High School
Lincoln, NE Pius X High School.jpg
Address
6000 A Street

, ,
68510

United States
Coordinates40°47′58″N 96°38′20″W / 40.79944°N 96.63889°W / 40.79944; -96.63889Coordinates: 40°47′58″N 96°38′20″W / 40.79944°N 96.63889°W / 40.79944; -96.63889
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TypePrivate, coeducational
Motto"Restore All Things In Christ"
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Established1956
Staff95
Grades912
Enrollment1,286 (fall 2016)
Color(s)Green, gold and white             
Team nameThunderbolts
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Website

HistoryEdit

Pius X High School was established on October 1, 1956 as the central Catholic high school for the city of Lincoln and the Diocese of Lincoln. Since its earliest years, Pius X has grown to nearly 1,300 students in grades 9-12, with over 90 faculty and staff made up of both religious and lay people. When the school was named after Pope Pius X, it took its patron's motto, "To restore all things in Christ", as its guiding mission.

AcademicsEdit

Pius X offers a large variety of classes, including basic classes such as biology, world history, chemistry, geometry, anatomy, and various literature courses. Through the years, Pius X has expanded the classes offered.

The administration approved the addition of an academic decathlon course in 2010, to be added during the 2010-2011 school year. The school won the large school Nebraska state championship in Academic Decathlon in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 and competed in national competition.

AthleticsEdit

Pius X offers every sport that the NSAA has sanctioned. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, most of the school's sports compete in Class A, the NSAA's classification for the state's largest schools. The school has won 80 NSAA state championships, including three girls' golf championships and one boys tennis title while competing in Class A. All other titles have been won while competing in Class B. In its first 60 years of football, the school had only two head coaches, Vince Aldrich, for whom the football stadium is named, and current athletic director Tim Aylward. Ryan Kearney became the school's third head coach starting with the 2016 football season. The club sports of bowling (9 state titles) and trap shooting are also offered at Pius X for both boys and girls.

State championshipsEdit

State championships[2]
Season Sport Number of championships Year
Fall Football 6 1975, 1978, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004
Cross country, boys 10 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 2007
Cross country, girls 11 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018
Volleyball 7 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
Softball 2 2002, 2012
Golf, girls 3 2001 (A), 2002 (A), 2003 (A)
Tennis, boys 14 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019
Winter Basketball, boys 5 1974, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2019
Basketball, girls 3 1991, 1992, 2015
Bowling, boys 5 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017
Bowling, girls 4 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017
Spring Soccer, boys 2 2006, 2010
Soccer, girls 2 2004, 2005
Track and field, boys 1 1984
Track and field, girls 1 1982
Golf, boys 3 1957, 1959, 1982
Baseball 3 2012, 2014, 2015
Tennis, girls 7 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004
Total 89

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ "Nebraska School Activities Association" (English). Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  3. ^ Worthington, Rogers. "Deadly Deception". Chicago Tribune. 1994-01-17. Retrieved 2015-05-20.

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