For our team, Dean’s List is a mentor-driven process. Mentors select the nominees, write the essay, and verify it as a group. For example, this year I wrote the bulk of the essay for one of our nominees, with help for a section from another mentor. Then it was sent out to the entire mentor group (11 people) for review before submitting. The WFFA submission is handled similarly - the students work on it as a group, ensuring it’s accuracy and submitting it, without mentor input (and in most cases, without us knowing who they nominated until after the fact!). Other teams may handle these items in different ways, but this works for us, and lets us ensure things are accurate without getting any conflicts of interest involved!