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National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Gulf Coast Chapter Awards Teacher ACCELerator Grants

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Gulf Coast Chapter recently awarded ACCELerator Grants to sixteen Okaloosa County Teachers who are taking an active role in encouraging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the classroom.

The focus of this program is to foster enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math in our local school children. The program seeks to accomplish this by offering grants up to $1000 to local school teachers and tax- exempt/non-profit organizations who successfully propose projects or programs which demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching and encouraging an interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

The awards were presented during the 2017NDIA Symposium Social held at the Air Armament Museum.

Congratulations to all of the winners:

Becky Miller - Bluewater ES
Kathryn Stephens - Bluewater ES
Trisha Mikel-Allen - Choctaw HS
Kathryn Moore - Choctaw HS
Michele Stockton - Davidson MS
Kathy Morris - Davidson MS
Dawn Pack - Destin MS
Amelia Garrett - Eglin ES
Jennifer Calderone - Kenwood ES
Karen Osborn - Kenwood ES
Richard Hernandez - Niceville HS
Antoinette Robinson - Niceville HS
Sarah Wilson - Okaloosa STEMM Academy
Denise Richardson - Plew ES
Alan Anderson - Ruckel MS
Jacque Whittle - Walker ES