By Charlotte Underwood

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell County Commission honored Campbell County High School Senior Bella Fleming (above with Mayor Jack Lynch) at Monday’s meeting. Fleming was recently named as Campbell County’s Youth Volunteer of the Year through the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award and commissioners felt “it was only right” to honor and congratulate her officially with a proclamation and a certificate.

Fleming was all smiles as she accepted the certificate from County Mayor Jack Lynch.

The certificate notes that Fleming, who is a “busy student-athlete” also is attending college at Roane State Community College through the dual enrollment program.

Fleming is also a member of the Beta Club and “volunteers to raise funds for Community Health of East Tennessee.”

Additionally, she coaches a youth Cheer and Dance team, as well as “volunteers her time to help other students by starting her own free tutoring classes to help her peers improve their class standing.”

The county mayor and commissioners congratulated Fleming on her accomplishments and all she does for the community and at CCHS and told her to “keep up the good work.”

“Thank you all so much,” Fleming said, keeping her speech short.

At the February meeting, commissioners will honor Campbell County Animal Shelter Director Patricia Siwinski, who was the recipient of the Adult Governor’s Volunteer Stars Award for Campbell County.

Past Campbell County Volunteer of the Year award recipient Brandon Johnson was also at the meeting. He told commissioners that Fleming and Siwinski would also be recognized next month in Nashville by Governor Bill Lee.

“This is a really big honor and something we’re excited the county commission can get behind. Nearly all of Tennessee’s 95 counties participate in this program. Then Bella and Patricia will be selecting next year’s winners, so make sure to get your nominees in next year when the call goes out and they will make a good selection and continue carrying on and passing that torch,” Johnson said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/23/2024-6AM)