The Dell Rapids SD Elementary School  kitchen staff had a contest for  the Christmas season. The ladies decorated their own aprons, and students were able to vote for the best decorated apron.  However, the students had to vote using the lunch lady’s name.  The voting was open for 10 days, and during this time, the students interacted with their kitchen staff as the they tried to get the students to vote for them.  By now, the students know all of their names.  This contest had a very positive effect not only for the students, but it also brought out the best characteristics of the kitchen staff, who all do a great job at Dell Rapids.