The Student/Athlete of the Month Award encompasses many aspects of an individual’s character. This award is not intended to be a trivial recognition of who is the “best athlete.” After all, the “best athlete” isn’t necessarily the best teammate, hardest worker, etc. This award should be given to the student/athlete that best represents him/herself academically, behaviorally, and as a member of a team. Maybe it is a player that goes out of their way to help their teammates improve, maintains their composure when things aren’t going their way, stays positive in the face of adversity, and continues to encourage others regardless of the obstacles. Maybe it is a play that has shown the most growth and improvement through determination, commitment, and being coachable. The point is, we have some amazing student/athletes that value and emulate the “right way” to do things…during and after school. In choosing your nominee, please consider as many character traits as possible in recognizing these student/athletes as amazing role-models for their peers.