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News Release
 
04/14/09

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

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) recently sponsored 53 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, 13 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.

4th Graders

Bottom row: Payton Alexander and Shasta McConnaughey (Best Visual Presentation); Riley Keig, Tessa Hannaford, Cheyenne Chase and Victor Sandoval (Best Oral Presentation).
Middle row: Hallie Nichols and Megan White (Fourth Place); John Gill, Tristan Unruh, Megan Wright and Mikaela Miller (Third Place).
Top row: Sydney Neal, Alexis Ford, Zach Steele (First Place); Abby Friesel, Brittny Culling and Grace Nelson (Second Place).  
No pictured are: Tori Nee and Kataleena Helmick-Shefford (Best Visual Presentation), Jordan Hoak (Third Place), and Triston Tunstall and Casey Frerichs (Fourth Place).

Awards were presented in the following categories:

Best Oral Presentation
Riley Keig, Tessa Hannaford, Cheyenne Chase and Victor Sandoval

Best Visual Presentation
Payton Alexander, Shasta McConnaughey, Tori Nee and Kataleena Helmick-Shefford

1st Place
Sydney Neal, Alexis Ford and Zach Steele

2nd Place
Abby Friesel, Brittny Culling and Grace Nelson

3rd Place
John Gill, Tristan Unruh, Megan Wright, Mikaela Miller and Jordan Hoak

4th Place
Hallie Nichols, Megan White, Triston Tunstall and Casey Frerichs