Peru District


Friday, February 21, 2020

Registration Guides

(click on appropriate button)




Teachers                       Students

Opens                  Wednesday, January 1

Closes                       Friday, January 31


Historical Papers      Friday, February 7

Website Lockout      Friday, February 7


                                   11:59pm Central Time


Papers and websites will be submitted through the registration system.

Attention Teachers! The Peru District Contest has transitioned to use the official NHD registration system. All teachers will need to create an account in the new system. Some of the schools from the Peru District have been pre-loaded into the system (as listed below). If your school is not on the list, you will need to contact the state office at BEFORE you try to register in order to have your school added into the system.


Teachers need to have a completed registration prior to any students registering.  Once registered, the account will remain active in the system from year to year unless requested otherwise. If you have forgotten your password, you have two options:  there is a “forgot my password” automated option; or you can email to have your password manually reset by the state office.


Thank you for your cooperation and your involvement in Nebraska National History Day!


Here are the schools that are currently in our system:

Auburn Middle/High School

Conestoga Junior/Senior High School

Elmwood-Murdock Junior/Senior High School

Falls City High School

Falls City Middle School

Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Public Schools

Johnson-Brock Public Schools

Johnson County Central High School

Johnson County Middle School

Lewiston High School

Louisville Public Schools

Lourdes Central Catholic School

Nebraska City High School

Nebraska City Middle School

Palmyra Junior/Senior High School

Pawnee City Secondary School

Plattsmouth High School

Plattsmouth Middle School

St. John the Baptist School

Sterling High School

Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca Public Schools

Weeping Water High School

Payment Information

Send all payments to:

Please make all checks out to:

Peru State College History Day

Registration Fee: $10.00 per student


Dr. Jason Phillips

(402) 872-2237

600 Hoyt Street

Peru, NE  68421


Special Awards for Peru State College's District History Day Contest:

"Tested for Excellence" Awards:

For the eighteenth year in a row Peru State College Foundation will award scholarships to all winners in the senior division, in both individual and group contests. The specifics of the award are as follows:

  • $500 tuition grant to Peru State College

  • Grants may only be used for tuition costs of on-campus classes

  • Grants may not be used for early entry or online courses

Special awards presented through local historical groups:

"We Proceeded On" Special Award

Presented to a Junior level individual entry or group who displayed extraordinary leadership in promoting cause or idea. The award will include:

  • A one year pass (for awardee and immediate family) to the Missouri River Basin Lewis & Clark Center in Nebraska City, NE.

  • A copy of the book "Undocumented Journey" by Stephen Ambrose

  • A certificate

"Michelle A Broady Award for Extraordinary Determination"

Sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta, PSC's History Honor Society.

  • Must be nominated by a sponsoring teacher no later than one week before contest to Dr. Justin Pfeifer

  • Members of PSC's PAT will review nominations and make the award presentation

"The Kregel Windmill Museum" Award
Special Award for best entry on a subject dealing with machinery used in agriculture. past or present.

Peru Historical Foundation

Trophy for best entry, individual or group, focusing on a historical event or innovation in Nebraska

Nebraska City Museum Association

An award with individual trophies for the best use of oral history interviews in an individual or group entry

The Mayhew Cabin

An award for the best entry, individual or group, using 19th Century African-American history. An individual pass to Mayhew Cabin and book will be awarded.


Arbor Lodge

An Award for best individual entry topic on the environment and/or Nebraska

  • The book, "It Happened in Nebraska" and a one year individual "Explore it All" pass from Arbor Day Farm and Arbor Day Lodge and Tree Adventure will be awarded to the winner.


Nemaha Valley Museum

The Museum is sponsoring TWO $50 cash awards (1junior division and 1 senior division, if appropriate) for entries with a connection to Nemaha County or Southeast Nebraska.

The projects will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Nemaha County Topic- 10 points

  • Southeast Nebraska topic (counties surrounding Nemaha County)- 5 points

  • Use of Primary Source Material- 10 points

  • Use of Oral History- 10 points


5000 St Paul Ave

Lincoln, NE  68504

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