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September 15th is the last day that a first-time competitor can register to compete in the 2014-15 Academic Decathlon.
• An estimated 500 students from 50 high schools participated in Academic Decathlon scrimmages, regional, and state competitions administered by Optimists across the state. Lincoln’s Pius X claimed the large school championship and advanced to national finals in Hawaii.
Nine students from Pius X High School showed their knowledge of World War I and won the Nebraska Academic Decathlon Feb. 21 to 22, securing themselves a trip to nationals in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Pius X Team unseated Creighton Prep, last year’s champions, at the weekend competition held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Pius is the only Lincoln school that advanced from the regional competition in January to the finals of the 10-event scholastic competition. Northeast High School competed in regionals but did not advance to state.
Last year Pius was runner up to Creighton Prep.
The Nebraska Academic Decathlon Regional completions were held on Jan. 18. Follow the read more link to see a list of gold medal winners for all six regional competitions.
The state finals will be held Feb. 21-22 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Prep won the annual state competition for the seventh time in the past decade, topping Lincoln Pius X and Omaha Burke. Prep also won the Super Quiz, a lightning round event in which participants have seven seconds to answer each of 10 questions.
In the small school category, Nebraska City Lourdes won for the sixth straight year.