More than 150 awards were presented Wednesday evening at the 16th annual Academic Banquet at the Kane High School gymnasium.
A total of 335 students and their families attended the banquet. The school cafeteria staff prepared the dinner.
High School Principal Jeff Kepler said the attendance was "the largest ever" for the fete that recognizes students for their excellence in the classroom.
Joyce Magnuson, the high school librarian, made her debut as the banquet chairman for the first time.
Melanie Clabaugh was amazed last year when nearly 200 volunteers participated in the first KARE For Kane Day to tackle projects to beautify the community.
Imagine how she feels now as more than 400 â€śpre-registeredâ€ť volunteers are gearing up for the second KARE Day Friday.
â€śLast yearâ€™s turnout exceeded our expectations,â€ť Clabaugh said. â€śThis yearâ€™s response is overwhelming.â€ť