Gianna “Gigi” Sieke is the newest addition to the Osage News staff as its first-ever spring semester intern.
“We are happy to have Gigi in the office with us. She is a bright personality with fresh ideas and I think our readers will enjoy her coverage,” said Shannon Shaw Duty, editor. “We look forward to working with her.”
A senior at Pawhuska Public Schools, Sieke, 16, will work with the News through May. Sieke was recently accepted to the University of Oklahoma and will attend in the fall. She aspires to join OU’s Gaylord College of Journalism and she plans to study Sports Broadcasting. Sieke has kept stats for the Pawhuska Huskies football team the past two years.
Sieke is also the current Osage Nation Princess and lives in Pawhuska by way of New Jersey. For the first part of her life she grew up in the Garden State before moving to Pawhuska with her mother to attend high school. Her family is from the Grayhorse District and her grandfather Raymond Lasley II still lives in the Grayhorse Indian Village.
This isn’t Sieke’s first foray into writing. She is the first Native American Teen Broadway Critic and has been published multiple times for her Broadway reviews. She participates at Inlonshka, Grayhorse War Mothers, and various social dances. Her school activities also keep her busy. She is currently an honor student with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society, Pawhuska High School Senior Class President, Student Council Reporter, Penquin Club President and the PHS Native American Student Association Club President.
She is the daughter of Janese Lasley and Eric Sieke, granddaughter of Raymond Lasley II and the late Gloria Blanchard.
Original Publish Date: 2022-01-28 00:00:00