JUNE 10, 2013


Representatives from the Oak Forest Rotary Club presented 4-Way Test Awards to a number of local students over the past few weeks. 

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 Oak Forest Rotary Club’s 4-Way Test Award program began in 1987.  The Club presents the Award annually to a boy and a girl from local elementary and middle schools.  The winners are recognized for demonstrating good behavior and exhibiting a strong moral character.  The medallion awards are presented to the students at their school’s awards assembly or graduation ceremony.

This year’s winners are: Carolina Carrillo and Jonathan Sullivan-Wood from Arbor Park Middle School; Brianna Beissmann and Nicholas Leahy from Fierke Education Center; Samantha Buysee and Stewart Lilly from Lee R. Foster School; Rachel Sayegh and Ian Ryan from Hille Middle School; Rachel Dumblauskas and Austin Nielsen from Kerkstra Elementary School; Alexa Simonsis and Vineet Pillai from Scarlet Oak School; Bailey Maurer and Matt Lampasona from St. Damian School.

The Oak Forest Rotary Club meets for lunch at 12:15PM every Tuesday at Midlothian Country Club.  For membership information visit the Club’s website at  For more information about the 4-Way Test Awards, contact Craig Payan at 708-745-9142.