Pius X High School (Nebraska)

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Pius X High School
Address
6000 A Street
Lincoln, Nebraska, (Lancaster County) 68510
United States
Coordinates 40°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
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto "Restore All Things In Christ"
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1956
Staff 95
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,286 (Fall 2016)
Color(s) Green, Gold and White             
Team name Thunderbolts
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Website

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

History[edit]

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 St. Pius X, it took its patron's motto, "To restore all things in Christ", as its guiding mission.

Academics[edit]

Pius X has a large variety of classes offered to the students with basic classes such as biology, world history, chemistry, geometry, anatomy, various literature courses, and many others. 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 and 2017 and competed in national competition.

Athletics[edit]

Pius X offers every sport that the NSAA has sanctioned. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, most of the school's sports will compete in Class A, the NSAA's classification for the state's largest schools. The school has won 76 NSAA state championships, including three girls' golf championships 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 and trap shooting are also offered at Pius X for both boys and girls.

State championships[edit]

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 10 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014
Volleyball 7 1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
Softball 2 2002, 2012
Golf, Girls 3 2001 (A), 2002 (A), 2003 (A)
Tennis, Boys 12 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016
Winter Basketball, Boys 4 1974, 1992, 2000, 2004
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 85

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  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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