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

Posted on: May 10, 2023

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 13, at 2 p.m., at the Chamberlain Armory.

“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 Boyd 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 Eagle Star 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 Fallis 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 Lind 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 Quigley 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 Two Strike 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.”