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ADVISORY BOARD WELCOMES TWO NEW
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB) welcomed two new student representatives to its ranks at its May board meeting, continuing a tradition of student participation in this federally-chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program.
Claire Campbell will be a senior at Oak Ridge High School in the fall where she serves as a member of the junior Envirothon team and is the leader of the band’s flute section. She was named the 10th best flute player, out of about 500 contestants, in East Tennessee. She is a volunteer at the American Museum of Science and Energy and participates in the First United Methodist choir and First Presbyterian Youth Program.
Miranda Clower, a rising senior at Roane County High School, is an active member of the Young Republicans Club and the Beta Club. She is a member of the Edgewood Baptist youth choir and participates in other church activities. Her career plans include opportunities in math and science.
“I am always amazed by the caliber of young people we get to serve on our Board,” said Gerald Boyd, Manager of DOE’s Oak Ridge Office. “The quality of their character and their commitment to learn and participate is a great asset to the Board. And what they gain by being a part of this organization will serve them well when they become adult members of their communities.”
ORSSAB is the only board within DOE’s seven Site Specific Advisory Board’s nationwide that seats student representatives.
ORSSAB meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., at the DOE Information Center, 475 Oak Ridge Turnpike, in Oak Ridge. Meetings of the Board and its committees are open to the public. Information about the Board and its meeting schedule is available on the Internet at www.oakridge.doe.gov/em/ssab.
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Claire Campbell, left, Oak Ridge High School, and Miranda Clower, Roane County High School, have been selected as student representatives to the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board for 2008-09. ORSSAB is a federally-chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Environmental Management Program.