Krislynn Maker interns with Osage News

The Osage News has a summer intern this year, 16-year-old Krislynn Maker from Hominy.

Maker joins the News team from the Osage Nation Summer Youth Program and is currently learning how to write news articles from the staff and shadowing photographer Cody Hammer. 

“Maker has an affinity for photography and is also learning how to write news articles this summer,” said News Editor Shannon Shaw Duty. “Our goal for Krislynn is to make sure she completes a few articles by the end of the summer so she will have some news clips and have a good understanding of what we do here. We’ll help her craft a resume and send her back with letters of recommendation.”

She begins her junior year of Hominy High School in the fall and upon graduation, she hopes to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where she plans to study pre-med. Her goals are to attend Harvard medical school and become a surgeon. She has wanted to become a surgeon since she was 10 years old.

In her spare time, she loves watching horror movies, she loves cooking and baking; she loves watching fireworks, learning new languages and learning about other cultures. She likes to hang out with close friends and take photos. She likes to draw, write and create stories.

She comes from a large family of six children where she has three brothers and two sisters. Her parents are Rebecca and Chris Maker. She has lived in Hominy all her life, but she hopes to begin her career in New York.

This year she begins medical assisting classes at Central Technology Center in Sapulpa.