The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB) welcomed two new student representatives at its May meeting. Gracie Hall and Julia Riley will serve on the board through April 2014. ORSSAB is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management.
Gracie will be a senior at Oak Ridge High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, the Oak Ridge High School marching and concert band, and the International Relations Club. She also sings in Sound Company Children’s Choir and practices various forms of martial arts. After high school, Gracie hopes to obtain a degree in Spanish, perform service work in other countries, and pursue a career that allows her to work with animals.
This fall, Julia will be a senior at Hardin Valley Academy, where she participates in the National Honor Society, Leo Club, a Lions Club organization, and Venture Crew, a co-ed branch of the Boy Scouts. Julia spends her free time hiking and backpacking and plans to pursue a wildlife and fisheries biology degree at Clemson University.
The ORSSAB meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m., at the DOE Information Center in Oak Ridge.