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


Social Studies Fair
Left to Right: Hunter Oestmann,
Wyatt Volker, Seth Moerer,
Michael Jamison, Isaiah Spruth-Janssen,
Cole Fossenbarger

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) recently sponsored 18 Johnson-Brock Elementary School sixth graders for the college’s Annual Social Studies Fair.

Under the direction of Professor of Education Dr. Anthony Citrin, 16 PSC teacher education students in the social studies methods course worked with the sixth graders on projects for seven weeks 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 their experience.

Students presented their projects to a panel of judges. Trophies were awarded for first through fourth place. Silver medals were awarded for the best oral and visual presentations. All participants received participation certificates and ribbons. The event culminated with a reception.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

Best Oral Presentation
Hunter Oestmann

Best Visual Presentation
Wyatt Volker

1st Place
Cole Fossenbarger

2nd Place
Isaiah Spruth-Janssen

3rd Place
Michael Jamison

4th Place
Seth Moerer