FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2015, 2:30 p.m. CST
Johnson-Brock Sixth Graders Participate in 27th Annual Peru State Social Studies Fair
(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College recently sponsored 17 Johnson-Brock Elementary School sixth graders for the college’s 27th Annual Social Studies Fair.
Under the direction of Professor of Education Dr. Anthony Citrin, and Dr. Kelly Kingsley, 13 Peru State teacher education students in the social studies methods course worked with the sixth graders on projects for six weeks prior to the event.
Dr. Ellie Kunkel, Dean of Peru State’s School of Education said, “This collaborative project between Johnson Brock 6th graders and PSC teacher candidates provides an enriching teaching and learning experience. Dr. Citrin developed this event and has successfully facilitated an engaging venture over the years through his diligence and dedication. Last year he was joined by Dr. Kingsley who has added positively to this endeavor. Peru State College School of Education Faculty believe strongly in the value of providing our teacher candidates with opportunities to work with PK-12 students and go above and beyond to assure quality experiences. I am very proud of the work they do to help improve education for all.”
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.
Awards were presented in the following categories:
Best Oral Presentation - Caleb Fossenbarger
Best Visual Presentation - Audrey Sandfort
Fourth Place - David Gerdes
Third Place - Skylar Witte
Second Place - Christina Lillenas
First Place - Hanna Gerdes
Awards winners, left to right:
Best Oral Presentation, Caleb Fossenbarger
Best Visual Presentation, Audrey Sandfort
Fourth Place, David Gerdes
Third Place, Skylar Witte
Second Place, Christina Lillenas
First Place, Hanna Gerdes
For more information, visit www.peru.edu or call 1-800-742-4412.
About Peru State College: Peru State’s “Campus of a Thousand Oaks,” an arboretum, is nestled in historic southeast Nebraska. The state’s first college, Peru State offers a unique mix of innovative online and traditional classroom undergraduate and graduate programs, including online graduate degrees in education and organizational management. It is a college of choice fostering excellence and student achievement through engagement in a culture that promotes inquiry, discovery, and innovation.