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News Release

Johnson-Brock 4th Graders Participate in Annual Peru State Social Studies Fair



(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) recently sponsored 11 sixth grade students from Johnson-Brock Elementary School in the college’s annual Social Studies Fair, an event dating back 21 years.


Under the direction of Dr. Anthony Citrin, professor of education, PSC social studies methods students worked with the 4th graders on projects for approximately eight weeks prior to the event. Part of the preparation process included a visit to PSC’s remodeled 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 silver medals for the best oral and visual presentations. Bronze medals for special mention were also awarded. The event culminated with an awards ceremony and reception for the 4th graders, their parents and PSC students.


Awards presented:

1st Place

Brooklyn Westenburg


2nd Place

Samantha Teten 


3rd Place

Kendra Alberts


4th Place

Emily Moody


Best Oral Presentation

Arianna Baack


Best Visual Presentation

Scott Riley


Special Mention Bronze Medal Winners

Eddie Davidson

Tosha Davis

Alissa Gerdes

Elizabeth Johnson

Chanze McCoy