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A Time To Give Thanks

Kat Strode (11) and Abi Reiche (10)  enjoying their conversation about Thanksgiving memories.

Gracie Miroballi, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 9, 2020

Thanksgiving brings many traditions and celebrations; most importantly, the chance to show appreciation to those who need it most.  After school on November 19th, over 20 Marian Key Club members attended the annual Valley Hi Thanksgiving party. Valley Hi is a rehab and nursing home in Woodstock. Thos...

“Fangs” for the Memories

Captain Jack Sparrow made an appearance at Valley Hi to surprise the visitors.

Gracie Miroballi, Crown Writer and Photographer

March 9, 2020

As the leaves change color and the air gets cooler, it is evident that the fall season is just around the corner. With fall comes many exciting events, perhaps most notably Halloween. On October 26th, while most Marian students were preparing for Halloween festivities, four sophomore Key Club members...

The Key to Serving Others

The Key to Serving Others

Jordyn Balduf, Crown Writer and Photographer

November 2, 2018

Key Club is traditionally the largest and longest-running service club at Marian Central.  Not only does it instill important life skills, but it also creates good morals for those who want to put others before themselves. For many, it’s a fantastic way to give back to the community. Special deeds...

Key Leader

Key Leader

Ellen Sharp, Crown Writer

May 17, 2018

Being a volunteer means more than just helping out at an event. A volunteer is someone who freely takes time out of their day to help someone who needs it more than he or she does. In high school, some students join volunteer clubs to hangout with their friends and receive volunteer hours to make...

The “Key” to Success

Mink at a Key Club conference with fellow member Regina Antoinetti (11).

Jenna Walker, Crown Staff

June 1, 2017

After four years of being involved in Key Club, Kelly Mink (12) has to say good bye.

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children

Jenna Walker, Crown Staff

March 1, 2017

On Friday February 18th, Marian Central’s Key Club made a trip to Feed My Starving Children after the half day of school. What Feed My Starving Children is all about is that it is a volunteer run company that serves food all around the world to the countries in need. Without the help of the volunteers,...

Key Club Spina Bifida Fundraiser

Marian Central Key Club at Rolling Meadows High School for the Annual Spina Bifida Foundation Christmas Party

Keegan Edwards, Crown Staff

December 18, 2016

Key Club was contacted by Woodstock Kiwanis Club to help the Illinois Spina Bifida Association with its annual Christmas Party on December 3rd.

Marian Cares About You

Marian Cares About You

Alex Benn, Crown Staff

November 3, 2016

Twice a school year, Marian Central’s Key Club comes together to provide goods for those in need in our community. Students trained for their specific responsibility and did an incredibly job running the project. A food truck is set up in the parking lot outside the school and the gym is filled with tables of donated clothes, medicine, soap, and home appliances.

The “Key” to a Life of Service


Cassidy Grubbe, Crown Staff

May 25, 2016

Ben Sykora (12) has been an avid member of Marian’s Key Club for the past three years. Participating in this club has been turning point for him. He looks back on his experience, saying, “Key Club showed me the compassion inside me I didn’t know I already had.”

Key Club Shows That “Marian Cares”

Barbara Yerkes, Crown Staff

December 7, 2015

Marian Central Key Club has demonstrated selfless service in their work, and with their biggest project of the year, Marian Cares.This service project involves organizing a food truck where students hand out food and other amenities around the community.

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