St. Joseph’s Indian School Announces Graduation of Seven Seniors including Listella Arcoren

Posted on: May 13, 2019

(Chamberlain, S.D.) – St. Joseph’s Indian School is proud to announce the graduation of seven seniors from its high school program, which partners with Chamberlain High School. As part of the program, students reside on St. Joseph’s campus where they receive support during their high school years and plan for the future.

Listella Arcoren is the daughter of Bianca Arcoren from Wagner. Listella has attended St. Joseph’s nonconsecutively since fifth grade. She made the decision to return for her senior year to graduate with the Class of 2019.

Listella was involved in several activities while attending St. Joseph’s, including basketball, cheerleading, softball and track. She joined drama and Native American Club in addition to cheerleading while attending Chamberlain High School, as well as competing on the knowledge bowl team at the Lakota Nation Invitational.

She plans to attend Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, S.D., for the radiology technician program after working toward her Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) licensure.

“You can have a plan, but it may not always go accordingly,” Listella tells younger students. “I wanted to go to Mitchell Tech and become a Radiology Technician but because of my procrastination, I will be attending the following year. The goals I have set for myself are still in reach, and because of that mindset, I believe I can achieve anything. I believe everyone can if they work hard enough.

The most-given advice is to keep up on your schoolwork, and it’s true. Stay on top of your homework, take the opportunities offered and stay out of drama.”

St. Joseph’s Indian School, an apostolate of the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, partners with Native American children and families to educate for life – mind, body, heart and spirit.

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