St. Joseph’s students recently explored the variety of careers available to them in the Chamberlain community and beyond.
Students visited the local library, United States Post Office, Wells Fargo Bank, volunteer fire station, veterinary clinic and Sanford Mid-Dakota Hospital.
Students and instructors from the South Dakota State University Pharmacy Program also visited our campus to share their profession and a special experiment with St. Joseph’s Lakota children.
In addition, three prominent Native American men in South Dakota formed a panel and discussed life “after the game” with St. Joseph’s junior high and high school students.
The panelists were Keith Moore, Chief Diversity Officer at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota; Brian Drapeau, Vice President of the Personal Group, Inc. in Pierre, South Dakota, and Roger Campbell, Director of Tribal Relations for the State of South Dakota.
“These gentlemen spoke to our students about what happens in life when real decisions have to be made about the future,” said LaRayne, St. Joseph’s Native American Studies teacher and organizer of the event. “When it comes to life – your education, career and values – are you going to spend as much time training and preparing yourself as you did for basketball?”
Moore, Drapeau and Campbell each gave their personal testimony about their experiences in school, pursuing their education, family, spirituality and the values they choose to live by, as well as some of the challenges they have faced.
St. Joseph’s provides students with the tools they need to succeed in school and in life.
As part of our high school program, each student can work with a tutor and extra attention is given to building time management skills.
Pilamaya – thank you – for making these programs possible!