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News Release

Johnson-Brock Sixth Graders Participate in 24th Annual Peru State Social Studies Fair


(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) recently sponsored 21 Johnson-Brock Elementary School sixth graders for the college’s 24th Annual Social Studies Fair.


Social Studies Fair
(l to r): 1st Place - David Carr ; 2nd Place - Kolton Witte, 3rd Place - Aaron McRoberts, 4th Place - Tyler Jepsen, Best Visual Presentation - Shyanne Pendell, Best Oral Presentation - Kaitlynn Simon.

Under the direction of Professor of Education Dr. Anthony Citrin, 18 PSC teacher education students in the social studies methods course worked with the sixth 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. Gold and silver medals were awarded 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 6th graders, their parents and the PSC students.


Awards were presented in the following categories:


Best Oral Presentation

Kaitlynn Simon


Best Visual Presentation

Shyanne Pendell


1st Place

David Carr


2nd Place

Kolton Witte


3rd Place

Aaron McRoberts


4th Place

Tyler Jepsen