194th EDITION: May 14, 2021

From the Desk of Mr. Benji Winkelman

Great things are rarely achieved by just one person. Usually, they are accomplished by a group of people, and when everyone is working toward the same goal, teams move faster, are more innovative and are more successful. During this unprecedented school year we have seen teams, clubs and groups of students working together to overcome barriers to achieve common goals. This has been evident through the return of sports, homecoming decorating, prom, a powderpuff football game and some wonderful service projects that were accomplished by our clubs and organizations.

While we have celebrated our teams and individual achievements, there is one team that goes unnoticed that I would like to bring to your attention. Our wonderful yearbook staff has had the opportunity and responsibility to document all of these great moments. These students have worked hard spending countless hours documenting each one of these moments, and what is more impressive is that they have done it all in about four months.

Each year for various reasons, we all look back through our yearbooks, searching for a forgotten name or face, remembering a team or a performance that we participated in and all of those great memories come rushing back. This amazing group of people have worked together to provide us with that opportunity to look back and remember 2021. Thank you to Conor Drafz, Jamie Gustafson, Delaney Hopp, Isabelle Molina, Ava Palmenteri, Emily Richie, Maggie Sharp, Elizabeth Young and our yearbook advisor, Mrs. Andrea Radcliffe. You take the time to make sure every student is recognized, and multiple times no less. Your creativity, positive attitude and determination is recognized by us all, and we thank you for marking our place at Marian Central! Congratulations to the class of 2021 and I hope everyone has a safe and restful summer.

Mr. Benji Winkelman

Senior Google and Office 365 Accounts

Class of 2021: Please note that effective June 1, 2021 your Marian Central Catholic High School Office 365 and Google accounts, including your Marian email, ( will be deactivated. If you would like to save any of your Marian files, please download and save to your own personal account prior to June 1.

Any and all email communication between you and your higher education institutions should have already been set up using your personal home email account. If that is not the case, please contact those institutions to change your email prior to the June 1 inactivation date.

Participating Parish Form

Participating Parish Forms need to be turned in to the office in order to receive the discount for next year. Please submit these forms to your parish early to avoid a delay in receiving the discount. Click here to access the form

Art Show

The Marian Central Art Department is proud to present the 2020-21 Virtual Art Show. Please click below and enjoy the show.

2020-21 Art Show

Illinois State Scholars

Congratulations to the following seniors on being named Illinois State Scholars. Each senior received a certificate for their accomplishment.

Not in order as pictured:

Isabella Antonetti, John Bojan, Nathaniel Bucci, Alexandra Delacruz, Molly Finnegan, Carlo Fragante, Gretchen Gilmore, Brian Hopp, Alexis Jolly, Elizabeth Kita, Jeremy Kleberg, Jenna Knapp, Grace Kramer, Morgan Laudick, Kacie Lingle, Tess Meisner, Abigail Miller, Timothy Miller, Kelsey Miner, Phillip Paulson, Morgan Piwonka, Mason Schwalbach, Katherine Strode, Jane Walsdorf, Joseph Walsdorf, Peter Walsdorf

Big picture

Top 10% of Each Class

This week, the students who placed in the top 10% of each class were recognized for this achievement. Ms. Novy gathered these students to present certificates and congratulate them on their success. Congratulations to those students in the pictures below!
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Order lunch from the Marian Central Cafeteria or from Napoli by clicking here.