The Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) recognized Cameron Niemeyer and Chloe Nussbaum for completing terms of service as the board’s student representatives for 2017-2018.
ORSSAB is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to OREM, which is responsible for the cleanup of the Oak Ridge Reservation. Each year the board seats non-voting student representatives from area high schools to engage the perspectives of local students on environmental issues. In addition to participating in monthly meetings, students serve on the board’s Environmental Management and Stewardship Committee.
Cameron, a senior at Hardin Valley Academy, and Chloe, a senior at Oak Ridge High School, were honored at the board’s April 11 meeting. David Adler, OREM acting deputy manager, presented Niemeyer with a plaque of recognition and congratulated him on his recent accomplishments. Nussbaum was unable to attend.
“On behalf of the Department of Energy and the advisory board, I thank you for your service and participation during this past year,” said Adler. “We hope to see you return as a member of the public at our future meetings.”
Both Cameron and Chloe maintained busy schedules in addition to the time they spent at board and committee meetings. Board Chair Dennis Wilson also acknowledged their commitment to the board.
“On behalf of the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, I wish to thank you for your contributions to the board as a student representative during the 2017-2018 academic year,” said Wilson. “We know the meetings you attended required time you could have devoted to other activities and interests, especially during your senior year. Your dedication and enthusiasm made working with you an enjoyable experience, and we know these assets will serve you well in your future careers.”
Niemeyer is considering attending the University of South Carolina or the University of Tennessee in the fall.
Nussbaum will play soccer at Johnson University and plans to study psychology and intercultural studies. She hopes to become a counselor for refugees in the Middle East.