St. Joseph’s Indian School Announces Graduation of Six from High School Program

St. Joseph’s Indian School announces the graduation of six seniors from its high school program, which partners with Chamberlain High School. Graduation was Saturday, May 13.

“These focused students of diverse talents and experience have great career plans,” noted St. Joseph’s President Mike Tyrell. “A piece of our heart goes with them into the future, we acknowledge how their efforts have made all of us better people and we are grateful to have them in our extended family.”

Joselle will go to Mitchell Technical Culinary Academy to become a chef. She was active in the Native American Club and HOSA-Future Health Professionals. She enjoyed football and basketball games. Her advice to future Cubs: “Take all the opportunities given to you.”

Basil plans to attend college for a welding degree. Twice this past year, he was the guest host for St. Joseph’s Indian School’s podcast, Hóčhoka. At Chamberlain High School, he enjoyed Senior Literature and said he will miss his friends. Eagle Star notes, “Our choices don’t make our living. Our actions do.”

Taivin is headed to Lake Area Technical School and hopes to become a construction business owner. He enjoyed Algebra in high school because it was challenging but fun, and he was active in the Native American Club. His advice to younger students: “Put school first.”

Larsten plans to attend Western Iowa Tech Community College to become a veterinary assistant. She was in the Native American Club at Chamberlain High School. To younger students, she says, “Get involved and step out of your comfort zone.”

Mariah attended St. Joseph’s since the first grade. She will be entering the Information Systems Technology Program at Mitchell Technical College. She was in the Native American Club at Chamberlain High School. From her experience, she advises, “Learn to embrace challenges rather than avoid them.”

Collin plans to attend Lake Area Technical College in Automotive Technology. Athletic, he was involved in basketball and track at Chamberlain High School. He says, “Get out of your comfort zone – it’ll help you in the long run.”

To learn more about St. Joseph’s Indian School, and view the Class of 2023 and other graduating classes, visit today!

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

5 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Indian School Announces Graduation of Six from High School Program”

  1. Iam so proud of all of these students and thier individual accomplishments. They are beautiful young people who have alot to give to the world. I wish them well and leave them with this advice: “Always expect that womderful thngs will happen and they will!”

  2. Their choices will give them the possibility of immediate employment. Best Wishes to all of them!!\

  3. Congratulations to the graduates! How wise they are to study for technical degrees. Their skills will be much needed and they will have options for future employment.

  4. From the east coast of New Jersey to Mariah, Collin, Larsten, Taivin, Basil & Jaselle congrats on your well deserved “Graduation of 2023”. We here are so proud of you all and the reason why we support St. Joseph’s.
    Now comes the fun part of moving forward which you all will excel in…….

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