The monthly performance award acknowledges other criteria as well as achievement.

These criteria are: 1. Superior academic performance, (or), dramatic improvement of classroom work, G.P.A. or attitude toward learning; 2. Exceptional work effort toward a particular class project; 3. Outstanding contribution to the class; 4. Leadership exhibited in the class/school; and  5. Citizenship emphasized and modeled, and 6. Service to school. 

Recognized as October Students of the Month are:

7th Grade: Ashlyn Sprenger — Ashlyn leads by example in the classroom. We can always count on her to be on-task and helpful to other students. While involved in extracurricular activities at Sidney Middle School, she has maintained high grade averages in each class. She shows enthusiasm for learning and she perseveres when work gets difficult. Ashlyn shows kindness to her classmates. It has been a pleasure to have her in class this year. Ashlyn is the daughter of Travis and Kristen Sprenger.

8th Grade: Ashlyn Reisdorff — Ashlynn is very active in school, she is a positive leader, and a strong student in the classroom. Thank you, Ashlynn, for being a great student and a leader in the classroom. Keep working hard. Ashlynn is the daughter of Ryan and Crystal Reisdorff.

9th Grade: Amelia Mazour — Amelia is personable and a hard worker. She is involved in music, and is a manager for the volleyball team. Amelia is involved in Volleyball, Sidney State of Mind and Choir. She really enjoys spending time at the lake. Her future plans are to attend a four-year college or university and get her masters and bachelor degree in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Mark and Lottie Mazour.

10th Grade: Ryan Dillehay — Ryan was selected because she is such a hard worker. At Sidney High School, Ryan is involved in basketball, volleyball and track. She enjoys hanging out with friends and family. Her future plans right now are to go to college. She is the daughter of Shawn and Kelle Dillehay.

11th Grade: Johnathan Meza — Johnathan shows great leadership, is a visionary and is always positive. Johnathan is involved in DECA, FFA, SkillsUSA, National Honor Society, Student Council, Cross Country and Boys Golf. he plans to attend the University of Wyoming and major in Petroleum Engineering. He is the son of Eriqueta Flores and Miguel Meza.

12th Grade: Allison Deal — Allison was selected because she is a hard worker and very driven in all that she does. Allison is involved in basketball, S-Club, NHS, and Student Council. She is a class officer and a mentor. She is currently employed at Security First Bank as a teller. She used to be a lifeguard until her knee injury. Allison strives to be the best person that she can be. Her future plans are to attend UNK in the fall of 2023 and student Occupational Therapy. She is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Deal.