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News Release

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


Dr. Greg Galardi

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(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) recently sponsored 57 Calvert Elementary School (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, 21 PSC teacher education students in the social studies methods course 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 judges. Trophies were awarded for first through fourth place as well as medals for the best oral and visual presentations. All participants received participation certificates and ribbons. The event culminated with an awards ceremony and reception for the 4th graders, their parents and PSC students at Calvert Elementary School.

Picture Lineup:

Front row, left to right: Madison Friesel - Best Visual Presentation; Madison Meade – Best Visual Presentation; Theresa Nichols – Best Oral Presentation; Morgan Tanner- Best Oral Presentation.

Back row, left to right: Audrey Brown – Fourth Place; Taylor Usher – Fourth Place; Sierra Chase – Third Place; Amanda Brown – Third Place; Hanna Harvey – Third Place; Callie Emshoff – Second Place; Aissa Shelly – Second Place; Abigail Thomas – Second Place; Aidan Nichols – First Place; Sheldon Rightsell – First Place.

Not pictured: Kristy Jennings – Best Visual Presentation; Nikita Estrata – Best Oral Presentation; Lillian Barton – Fourth Place.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

Best Oral Presentation
Nikita Estrata, Theresa Nichols and Morgan Tanner

Best Visual Presentation
Madison Friesel, Kristy Jennings and Madison Meade

1st Place
Aidan Nichols and Sheldon Rightsell

2nd Place
Callie Emshoff, Aissa Shelly and Abigail Thomas

3rd Place
Sierra Chase, Amanda Brown and Hanna Harvey

4th Place
Lillian Barton, Audrey Brown and Taylor Usher