Thursday, February 26, 2009

History Day at Peru State College

On Wednesday, February 25, two hundred and fifty students traveled to Peru State College to take part in History Day and to celebrate the event's Twenty Fifth Anniversary.

Accompanied by their eighteen teachers from fourteen schools, the students combined for One Hundred and Fifty Six entrees. These entries included everything from poster sessions to web page presentations. And the festival required sixty six judges, which included quite a few returning Peru State graduates, many of whom posed for the following photograph:


Dr. Sara Crook, Professor of Political Science, started History Day at Peru State College twenty
five years ago, beginning with one judge and only a few entrants.

History Day on the campus has grown to become the most successful of these events in Nebraska.


And for her hard work, Dr. Crook received a plaque, pictured in the photograph to the left, from the state's coordinator of History Day events, Dr. Meghan Winchell.


This anniversary year's celebration also ranks as the best-attended event over the past twenty-five years, and everyone anticipates another successful celebration of talent next year.


You can enjoy
a slide show from the day's activities and download any photographs that appeal to you.

History Day's acclaim not only draws former students and other members of the college community to the campus but also attracts historic figures of no small reputation as the following image underscores:


Still spry for his 200 years, Abraham Lincoln took part in many activities, including giving a talk and handing out awards. Professor of History Spencer Davis played the role of Lincoln, as he frequently does at schools and events throughout Nebraska.


Chancellor Stan Carpenter addressed the participants of History Day before the presentations. Trevor
Shalon stands to Dr. Crook's left--he served as intern for this year's record-breaking event and worked for hours a day over the past couple months to ensure this History Day's success.

1 comment:

Sara B. Crook said...

I love the Abraham Lincoln picture...it is fantastic! Thanks for all that you do!