On June 2, the Oak Lawn Rotary Club awarded five local students with rotary scholarships. Students and their families were in attendance for the ceremony at the Hilton in Oak Lawn.
Students submitted an application where they described contributions they made to the community as well as their plans for secondary education.
“The past is what got us all here today. You folks are the next generation of future leaders and will weave the very fabric of this country, congratulations and best wishes” said Rotary board member Jim Weise.
Brenna Donegan-Marist High School
Adam R. Smith- Oak Lawn Community High School
Eric Kraisch- Harold L. Richards High School
Carolyn Mayer-Harold L. Richards High School
Stephanie Dominguez- Moraine Valley College
Each student accepted their award and spoke about the college they are attending and the major they wish to pursue.
Adam Smith who will be majoring in physical therapy at Saint Xavier University summed up the spirit of Rotary when he said “now it’s my turn to give back to the community.”
About Oak Lawn Rotary
The Oak Lawn Rotary Club is part of a worldwide organizations of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. They are a group of individuals who provide services to others, promote high ethical standards in their daily lives, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship.