One SMART Senior


We wish Liam (pictured far right) the best of luck as passes on the values of SMART Club as a student of Loras University.

From service clubs, to academic clubs, there are a variety of organizations at Marian open for students to join. Whether you’re a member of Key Club or CIA (Catholics in Action), it cannot be denied that each club has its own message to spread throughout the Marian community. Senior Liam Knudsen has been a member of Marian’s SMART Club since his sophomore year.

With this club, the question “what’s in a name?” is quite relevant. SMART Club stands for Students of Marian Acting Responsibly Together, which alludes to the organization’s goal of spreading awareness about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. Being a member for three years, Knudsen has shown great dedication to the club’s noble cause. He says that he will deeply miss all of the friends that he’s made in the club, but is excited to continue passing on thevalues of SMART Club into his college years. Along with learning and passing the club’s values, Knudsen was able to make many fun memories along the way. He describes his favorite as being the grade school trips the club would take with Mrs. Moore. As one final farewell to the club, Knudsen offers this advice to future SMART Club members, “Go to the meetings every week, and never be afraid to make friendships with the other members. Getting involved is a great way to meet people and make lasting friendships.”