The world of theater is a tight community. Some members of our JRAY Team, including a few of our judges, have present and/or past associations with certain high schools. It is our explicit JRAY policy that no judges or JRAY team members be allowed to adjudicate or in any way influence the nomination process if they have any kind of connection, past or present, with a school or an individual involved with that school. They are required to recuse themselves in all things connected to the school in question. We feel very strongly that this is the only way to remain completely fair and impartial. Our reputation and integrity are at stake, and we consistently strive to be above reproach for bias or tampering.