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

Posted on: May 10, 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 Bernie 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 Black Lance 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 Herron 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 Jumping Eagle 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 Pretty Sounding Flute 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 Standing Cloud 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.”

Photo cutline: St. Joseph’s Indian School graduating seniors are (from left): Jeren Herron, ShyAnne Jumping Eagle, Andrew Bernie, Marques Standing Cloud, Josette Pretty Sounding Flute and Joaquin Black Lance.