Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board welcomes Olivia Fleenor as a new student representative. She will serve on the board for a one-year term.
This board is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management, 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 participate and share the viewpoints of local students on environmental issues.
Fleenor is a rising senior at Hardin Valley Academy. She is an Honors and Advanced Placement student who enjoys chemistry and biology. She hopes to attend John Hopkins University and plans to pursue a professional career in medical research after college.
She is a member of the HVA Wind Ensemble and Marching Band and has been in the last three Knox County Honor Bands.
Fleenor also was selected to participate in 2017 East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association.
She is active in her community and has volunteered more than 400 hours in the last few years, especially with her church and nursing homes — and is particularly passionate about helping Alzheimer’s patients.
Fleenor has participated in two mission trips that have shaped her life. In 2016, she worked with Dream Center in Los Angeles to send aid and hope to the homeless.
In 2017, she travelled to Guatemala with Living Water Ministries and helped many schools and orphanages.
The board meets starting at 6 p.m., the second Wednesday of most months at DOE Information Center, located at 1 Science.Gov Way in Oak Ridge.
Additional information is available online at www.energy.gov/orssab or by calling staff at 865-241-4584.