Youth Spotlight – Iliana Courchene (2023.03.01)

My name is Iliana Courchene and I am from the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation. My parents are Bill Taylor and Jen Courchene. I am a Freshman at Crocus Plains Regional Secondary High School, and a member of the Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Team. I split my time helping the Freshman Girls team and playing for the Junior Varsity girls team. This was my rookie season and it was a great learning experience. I made some good friends on the team, which helped me to meet a lot of other people that became my friends. My plan is to try out and be a member of the Varsity girls basketball team here at Crocus Plains.
I want to thank my parents, my sister Alex for her guidance and sharing her experiences with me when she played with Crocus Plains. All my aunts and uncles for their support and making the games when they could. To all those who help me in some way shape or form thank you very much. I will work hard and represent SVDN, my family, and all those who have supported me so far. I will do my best to make you all proud.