Peru District Contest


Friday, March 5, 2021

Registration Guides

(click on appropriate button)


Teachers                       Students

Opens     Friday, January 1          Friday, January 8


Closes                      Friday, February 5

Click on the buttons to register.

Closes     Friday, February 12


All projects 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:

Jason Phillips

600 Hoyt Street

Peru, NE 68421

Please make all checks out to:

Peru State College History Day

Registration Fee: $10.00 per student

Due February 17

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

Tested for Excellence Awards: For the eighteenth year in a row, the 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

We Proceeded On Special Award: presented to a junior-level individual or group entry that displayed extraordinary leadership in promoting a 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

  • 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 the contest to Dr. Jason Phillips

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

The Kregel Windmill Museum Award: special award for the best entry on a subject dealing with machinery used in agriculture, past or present.

Peru Historical Foundation Award: trophy for best individual or group entry that focuses on an historical event or innovation in Nebraska

Nebraska City Museum Association Award: an award with individual trophies for the best use of oral history interviews in an individual or group entry

The Mayhew Cabin Award: an award for the best individual or group entry that uses 19th Century African-American history. An individual pass to Mayhew Cabin and a book will be awarded.

Arbor Lodge Award: an award for the best individual entry 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, Arbor Day Lodge, and Tree Adventure will be awarded.

Nemaha Valley Museum Award: The museum is sponsoring two $50 cash awards (one junior division and one senior division) for entries with connections to Nehama County or Southeast Nebraska. The projects will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Nemaha County topic (10 points)

  • Southeast Nebraska topic (5 points)

  • Use of primary source material (10 points)

  • Use of oral history (10 points)


Dr. Jason Phillips

(402) 872-2237

600 Hoyt Street

Peru, NE  68421


5000 St Paul Ave

Lincoln, NE  68504

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon