St. Joseph’s Indian School Announces Graduation of Six Seniors

St. Joseph’s Indian School’s high school program’s Class of 2022.

St. Joseph’s Indian School announces the graduation of six seniors from its high school program, which partners with Chamberlain High School. Graduation is on Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m., at the Chamberlain Armory.

“These students of diverse talent and experience have much to offer the world,” noted St. Joseph’s President Mike Tyrell. “A piece of our heart goes with them into the future, and we are grateful to have them in our extended family.”

Andrew has been at St. Joseph’s since 2015. He enjoyed football and basketball games at Chamberlain High School. Currently, he plans to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant and save up for the future. He says if he could re-do his high school years, he might work for the grades to graduate early.

Joaquin plans to be in the National Guard following graduation. He advises younger students to think more about the future, embrace it and use all they have and know to their advantage. His favorite memory is the time spent with friends.

Jeren will attend Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. At Chamberlain High School, he participated in football and basketball. He savors the memory of going to the state basketball tournament and advises future Cubs to put as much time into the classroom as they would their favorite sport.

ShyAnne  plans to continue working as a Certified Nursing Assistant after graduation. At Chamberlain High School, she participated in volleyball, basketball and the Native American Club. She has happy homecoming and prom memories. “Work your hardest. It all will be worth it in the end,” she advises. Her favorite quote is, “Push yourself. No one else is going to do it for you.”

Josette plans to attend the University of South Dakota in the fall. She has favorite memories from being both a football and basketball cheerleader. She also ran cross country and played volleyball and basketball. She advises, “View each day as an opportunity, not an obligation.”

Marques plans to study Progressive Welding Technology at Mitchell Tech. At Chamberlain High, he was involved in golf and basketball, especially enjoying the away trips. Marques quotes SpongeBob SquarePants, “If you believe in yourself, all your dreams will come true.”

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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.

10 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Indian School Announces Graduation of Six Seniors”

  1. Congratulations to all the wonderful graduates!
    God bless you as you go forth into the world to pursue your dreams and goals!
    Love and hugs and prayers to all of you!

  2. Congratulations Graduates! Well done. God go with you as you embark on the roads for the next part of your life.

  3. Congratulations to the six graduates! This is such an important milestone in your lives, and with hard work and determination you reached it! Continue your hard work as you pursue your future work and/or education.

  4. Hi There
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  5. Dear students,
    Congratulations on your graduation. This is a big deal because you are now beginning a new stage in your life.
    We hope that what you wish to accomplish will come true. Life is tricky but whatever comes your way, we pray that you will be able to keep your focus on what is most important – God.
    With prayers for your success in life,
    Peg and Bob

  6. Interesting to see that this year’s seniors are more clear about future plans. I t will help them adjust to life away
    from the support of St. Josephs..

  7. Congratulations to all the Seniors! Are any of the graduates interested in becoming a Registered Nurse? I am so glad to see you continuing education of all levels. Many blessings to each of you and your family!

  8. Congratulations to the senior graduates of ST. Joe. You studied hard and now you are going to reap the rewards in the future of your endeavors. May God Grant you every possibility for success in the future and stay away from drugs that is the downfall of humanity. Take care and God Bless you all.

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