THREE CITED AS PILLARS OF PARK FOREST COMMUNITY USbank in Park Forest recognized Park Forest Village President John Ostenburg, Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 Superintendent Joyce Carmine and Reverend Michael Sykes, pastor of Faith United Protestant Church in Park Forest, as pillars of the community during a recent ceremony at the bank.
“We are pleased to recognize the pillars of the Park Forest community,” said Sharlene Stanley, vice president and branch manager of USbank, to the audience. “The bank is a part of the community, so it is fitting that we conduct this recognition at the bank. I thank Roy Dillard for organizing this event.”
State Representative Anthony DeLuca also was on hand for the ceremony and congratulated the recipients. “It is a special honor to be among these pillars of the community,” he remarked.
Each of the recipients received a hand carved wooden figurine encased in a shadowbox frame. The figurines represented leadership, said Mr. Dillard.
DISTRICT 163 DONATES BOOKS TO AFRICA Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 recently donated several thousand books to Books4Cause for developing education programs throughout Africa.
DISTRICT SCHOOLS RANKED AMONG TOP SCHOOLS BY CHICAGO MAGAZINE All five of District 163's schools that take the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) were ranked among the top 300 elementary schools in Cook County by Chicago Magazine.(more)
DISTRICT 163 RECOGNIZED BY HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 227 Rich Township High School District 227 recognized Park Forest-Chicago Heights School District 163 for the well-prepared students that District 163 sends on to Rich East.