On May 23, 2017, Kane School District hosted the first annual Student Honors Banquet to recognize students who earned a 3.8 cumulative GPA or higher. Sterling Scholars from both VHS and KHS were invited to the banquet.

The Kane School Board presented the Sterling Scholars with a $100 check for competing in the regional competition and runners up received $500 to the school of their choice.

Mark Kuehnel was recognized by the Kane School Board for his time and efforts in broadcasting student events over Skalooza.

The district invited nearly 230 students to the Honors Banquet and more than 200 students attended the dinner and enjoyed hearing the keynote speaker. The keynote speaker was Dr. William (Bill) Heyborne, who is an alumnus of Kanab High School, and currently works at Southern Utah University as Professor of Biology and the SUU Director for STEM teaching and learning. Dr. Heyborne discussed how to study and improve learning opportunities, which included reading before class, taking good notes, reviewing notes soon after class, re-reading sections you don’t understand, get help, and make learning active.

I would like to thank the students for attending the Honors Banquet, Dr. Heyborne, and the Kane County School Board for their support of the event.