Friday, February 21, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
Send all payments to:
Please make all checks out to:
Peru State College History Day
Registration Fee: $10.00 per student
Dr. Jason Phillips
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
"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.
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