FULTON, Ill. — The River Bend Educational Foundation recently held its 30th annual Academic Excellence Dinner. 

The dinner featured more than 125 students and parents, with 51 students being honored for earning a 3.75 grade point average or higher. Allie (Huizenga) Loschen gave the keynote address.  

Foundation board members Jane Orman-Luker and Saundra Field gave awards to students. First-year winners were given a certificate; second-year winners were given a chenille letter; third-year winners were given a lamp of knowledge pin; and fourth-year winners were given a year guard.