Representatives from the Oak Forest Rotary Club presented their 4-Way Test Award to a number of local students last June 2010. 


Rotary is an organization of business and professional men and women united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world.  

The 4-Way Test is a primary foundation of Rotary.  It is used around the world in business, government, schools and homes as an effective ethics measuring stick.  The Test reads: Of the things we think, say and do: 1. Is it the Truth?  2. Is it fair to all concerned?  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


The Club presents the 4-Way Test Award annually to a boy and a girl from

each of the local elementary schools.  The winners are recognized for demonstrating good behavior and a belief in the ideals of the 4-Way Test.  The medallion awards are presented to the students at their school's awards assembly or graduation ceremony.


This year's winners are: Megan Fraider and Luke Taccola from Arbor Park Middle School; Jennifer Wallace and Giovanni Mendoza from Fieldcrest School; Grace Suglich and Michael Coppolillo from Fierke Education Center; Rachel Sayegh and Jerome Ballentine from Lee R. Foster School; Molly Owens and Caleb Boclair from Hille Middle School; Sabrina Baxa and Ethan Mensing from Kerkstra Elementary School; Erin Anderson and Stephen Parker from Scarlet Oak School; Jacquelyn Pytko and Cameron Galgano from St. Damian School.


The Oak Forest Rotary Club's 4-Way Test Award program was started in 1987.  All in all, 412 students from Oak Forest elementary schools have been awarded a medallion. 


The Oak Forest Rotary Club meets for lunch at 12:15PM every Tuesday at Midlothian Country Club.  Anyone interested in membership can call Michele Thornton at 708-752-8282.  For more information about the 4-Way Test Awards, contact Craig Payan at 708-745-9142.  The Club also maintains a website at .