DOE Appoints Two New Student Representatives
to Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board
Hubert Gibson (left) and Ashlyn Hall have been appointed as student representatives to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the appointment of two new high school representatives to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board.
Ashlyn Hall of Oak Ridge High School and Hubert Gibson of Oliver Springs High School have been appointed to one-year terms on the federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Environmental Management (EM) Program. Each year, high school students are seated on the Board to represent the views, concerns, and interests of area youth. At least one student is selected from Oak Ridge High School, and others are chosen on a rotating basis from schools in surrounding areas.
“DOE greatly appreciates the willingness of these students to serve on our Advisory Board,” said Gerald Boyd, Manager of the DOE Oak Ridge Office. “I am pleased to have them involved in our endeavors and look forward to their input.”
Hall is a rising senior at Oak Ridge High School where she is an active member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, and the Spanish Club. She is also on the Branching Out art and literary magazine staff and is an upcoming member of the select Ensemble Chorus. Hall plays the violin, is a member of the First United Methodist Church youth choir, and participates as a senior company member of the Appalachian Ballet Company.
Gibson is a rising senior at Oliver Springs High School, where he is a member of the Beta Club and the Drama Club. He attended the Materials Camp sponsored by the Oak Ridge Chapter of American Society of Metals last summer and joined a small group of students that turned their project into an award-winning poster for the International Metallographic Society. Gibson has a fellowship in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where he works weekly after school.
The Advisory Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., at the DOE Information Center in Oak Ridge. The next Board meeting will be July 11 (there is no June Board meeting). Meetings of the Board and its committees are open to the public, and notices are posted on the board’s Web site: http://www.oakridge.doe.gov/em/ssab.