An OPRF Senior Gets Cook County Award

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Caroline Swain, a senior at Oak Park and River Forest High School, was recently presented the Cook County Sheriff Commitment to Service Award. To be eligible for this award, high school students must volunteer for a minimum of 100 hours and write an essay. Caroline volunteered at local nonprofit agencies for 118 hours. 

Caroline concluded her essay by saying: Volunteering has made me a better person. Mahatma Gandhi's words resonate with me: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.


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Pat Koko  

Posted: March 31st, 2019 4:38 PM

I don't know how I missed this story but Caroline served 60 of those hours at our Friends of the Oak Park Library Book Fair in 2018. She was on time, worked hard and was always smiling. Well deserved.

Deborah Preiser from River Forest  

Posted: January 28th, 2019 9:52 AM

Congratulations, Caroline! I know you spent some of your volunteer hours working for the OPPL Book Fair. Thank you. Debby

Jim Madigan from Oak Park  

Posted: January 27th, 2019 7:06 PM

Congrats Caroline!

Tulika Bhushan  

Posted: January 25th, 2019 6:45 AM

Congratulations Caroline! We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work?-

Mary Burns Usher  

Posted: January 24th, 2019 9:27 PM

Congratulations Caroline! You have worked hard and your award is well deserved!. We are very proud of you!

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