The Van Buren School District Education Foundation will hold its annual Academic Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Commons Area of Van Buren High School.

The banquet, held in cooperation with the Van Buren School District, will honor the top 40 graduating seniors of the Class of 2016.

Each distinguished scholar will recognize a VBSD teacher, coach, principal or counselor who has had a significant positive influence on his or her education and life.

In recognition of this honor, students and teachers will be formally recognized at the banquet and students will receive a personal recognition gift from the foundation.

Scholars and honored teachers are:

Bethany Sutterfield, Deena Dunn; Sarah Fouts, Scott Brady; Laura Megan Humphreys, Marti Salisbury; Evan Rackley, Brad Ball; Katjana Wiederkehr, Brad Rotert; Joshua Bender, Joseph McLean; Dalton Gage Norris, Kathy Hoover; Jenny Nguyen, Gayle Selby; Kallie Evans, Robert Rogers; Madison Chitwood, Rod Ray; Kaitlyn Harp, Emily Albertson; Mallory Stephenson, Valerie Burns; Karen Quijada, Kara Holland; Logan Hill, Sarah McPhate; Cody Eagle,Greg Werner; Ceira Clark, Stephanie Dunn; Jaimee Flavier, Martha Hurst; Loren Lale, Dusti Hurst; Christian Dye, Laura Burnett; Callie Poole, Don Mendenhall.

Also, Victoria Risley, Cindy Nelson; Sarah Harrison, David Harrison; Chassity Yarbrough, LouAnne King; Cindy Monterroza, Christie Tipton; Bethany Mason, Marianne Nicodemus; Andrew Taylor, Courtney Cochran; Sandra Diaz, Jennifer Blakney; Abbigail Davis, Mitzi Davis; Mikyla Osman, Michelle Hefner; Brooklyn Hardcastle, Jenny Newman; Emily Humphrey, Renee Henson; Jordan Barlow, Summer Shook; Ashton Sangster, Ashley Carter; Desarae Crawford, Lisa Moose; Annalea Mann, Karen Mohr; Rhyker Dye, Melinda Liles; Makayla Jones, Michael Kinney; Elizabeth Hutchins, Jennifer Hutchins; Hayley Trejo, Marcus Koch; and Katelyn Smith, Marti Dodson.