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Auburn 4th Graders Participate in Annual Peru State Social Studies Fair



Bottom row, left to right: Tyler Wredt, Jonathan Hannaford (Fourth Place); Chelsea Shelton, Ben Nichols, Hannah Girard (Best Visual Presentation); Adam Meyer, Justin Gren, Matthew Niemann, Micah Rathjen (Best Oral Presentation).

Top row, left to right: Blake Parker, Christopher Davison (Fourth Place); Morgan Rieger, Riley Grable (Third Place); Ethan Dedic, Ashleigh Black (Second Place); Justin Argo, Jonathon (Butcher) Peevy, Chloe Kroll (First Place).

Not pictured was Jacob Robertson (third place).

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) recently sponsored 54 Auburn 4th graders in the college’s annual Social Studies Fair, an event dating back more than 20 years.


Under the direction of Dr. Anthony Citrin, professor of education, 16 PSC social studies methods students worked with the 4th graders on projects for approximately two months prior to the event. Part of the preparation process included a visit to PSC’s library on a research field trip. Each child was given a library card as part of his/her experience.


Students presented their projects to a panel of three judges. Trophies were awarded for first through fourth place as well as medals for the best oral and visual presentations. The event culminated with an awards ceremony and reception for the 4th graders, their parents and PSC students in the Auburn Middle School Auditorium.


Awards were presented in the following categories:


Best Oral Presentation
Adam Meyer, Justin Gren, Matthew Niemann and Micah Rathjen


Best Visual Presentation
Chelsea Shelton, Ben Nichols and Hannah Girard


1st Place
Justin Argo, Jonathon Peevy and Chloe Kroll


2nd Place
Ethan Dedic and Ashleigh Black


3rd Place
Morgan Rieger, Riley Grable and Jacob Robertson


4th Place
Tyler Wredt and Jonathan Hannaford
Blake Parker and Christopher Davison