I created this Student of the Month Application because I always found it difficult selecting just one student to receive the monthly award and then have to explain why to the class. This application is very exciting for the students. It gives them a chance to present themselves to their peers, entice the class to get votes, prove their responsibility, and a enjoy their time to shine. Those who do not win, if truly ambitious, will try again the next month. Even the quietest ones seem to give it a shot. They know that the winner is chosen ultimately by me based on the combination of student votes, the application, and my observations of the studentship demonstrated throughout the month. I love this method! So will your students! It is earned and not a popularity contest!