This afternoon, 61 high school students received their diplomas from Chamberlain High School. Three of them represented St. Joseph Indian School and a fourth was a long time student who left our program, but stayed in town with family and finished. Several of our staff’s children also graduated. I’ve seen them grow up as well as they’ve come onto campus for various activities over the years, or I know them through church, sports or school activities. I went to a couple of the open houses held for the kids and heard about the St. Joseph’s Indian School kids’ future plans.
One of our St. Joseph’s Indian School graduates had a reception at the guest house on campus. With nice weather, her family sat around the picnic tables and had a festive celebration. I enjoy the chance to meet our students’ extended family, especially since several of them live quite a distance away and I don’t always get the chance to do so.