When students intern at offices on military bases, most are relegated to getting coffee and snacks for their seniors in the department, or performing menial tasks that few among the rank and file would do.
Not so Heatherly Shepard. The Osan junior interns at American Forces Network-Osan a few days a week and her feature segment on the school’s welcome-back Luau aired on AFN-Pacific update in August.
That in addition to being a 3.8 GPA student who takes Advanced Placement Physics and Language Composition, volunteers regularly in church and divides time between the Cougars’ varsity and junior-varsity volleyball squads. And she plays softball in the spring.
Whatever she’s doing at any given moment, Shepard says it’s with goals in mind. AFN-Osan’s station chief Master Sgt. Harry Kibbe “said it’s good to be goal-oriented instead of time-oriented,” Shepard said.
“My goal is always to help my team succeed. I want to put out the best product at AFN to win awards and make the station the best, just as I want to win Far East and have the team (Osan) had a couple of years ago.”
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