Columbus Senior Selected for National History Day Program Internship
(Peru, Neb.) Columbus native Trevor Shalon, a Peru State College (PSC) senior majoring in secondary education and history, has been awarded a summer internship with the National History Day Program in College Park, Maryland.
Shalon said his involvement in past History Day contests, both as a contestant and a judge’s assistant, is what led him to change his life’s course and pursue a career in history education. He applied for a summer internship with the National History Day program to continue his passion and excitement for the contest and to gain more experience in the field.
“As an education and history major, I believe there would be no greater opportunity than working with and for people who have the same interests and enthusiasm for National History Day that I do,” Shalon said. “Being able to work with and learn from others in this program will not only create lifelong networks, it will help with understanding others’ thrill for history that I will be able to translate to the classroom.”
Shalon is a member of Phi Alpha Theta and a writer for the Peru State Times. He has also worked as a Red Cross Blood Drive volunteer, tour guide for the community Haunted Forest and has helped to construct homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Next year he will serve as assistant director for PSC’s 25th Annual District History Day Contest.
PSC Professor of Political Science and History Dr. Sara Crook said, “The Social Science Department was absolutely thrilled when Trevor applied for the student work-study position of assistant director for the District History Day Contest. His natural talents, in conjunction with this summer internship at the national level, will make the 25th Annual District History Day Contest at Peru State College even better!”