The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Gulf Coast Chapter, in conjunction
with NDIA’s Targets, UAVs and Range Operations Division is pleased to announce this
year’s winners of the annual Hubert D. (Hugh) Harris Scholarship Award. Each
recipient will receive a $1000.00 award which will be sent to the respective colleges'
financial aid office for use by the students. The Scholarship was established in 1992 in
honor of Mr. Harris who was a research and development engineer at Eglin AFB. He
was recognized throughout the Department of Defense and industry for his advanced
ideas and contributions to the development of unmanned aerial target vehicle systems.
The recipients are as listed below.
Corey W. Andre, Fort Walton Beach High School, graduated with a 4.0 GPA and an
impressive composite ACT score of 35. He received numerous local and state academic
awards and was a finalist in the National Chemistry Olympiad. Corey was the captain of
the school golf team, president of Mu Theta Alpha, and actively involved in church
activities. He will pursue a Biomedical Engineering degree at the University of Florida.
Moiead Charwi, Dearborn High School, was a member of the National Honor Society,
Founder and President of the school district’s first math society, Mu Alpha Theta,
webmaster/communications editor for Key Club and State Vice President of the
Michigan Business Professionals of America. He graduated in the top 5% of his class
with a 4.2 GPA. He has been actively involved in Rotary and Key Club to tutor students,
teaching student safety awareness, and distributing food to needy families. Moiead will
attend Stanford University where he will pursue a degree in Product Design Engineering.
Josue I. DeJusus home-schooled and dual enrolled at Northwest Florida State College
where he maintained a 4.0 GPA. He made the College President’s List and has been a
member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during his entire period of study at NWFS.
His artistic talents have involved him in plays and film projects where he has performed
in such varied roles as prop master, director, writer, and composer. Josue has been
actively involved in his church activities and will attend University of West Florida and
major in Electrical Engineering.
Eric G. Felins, Fort Walton Beach High School, graduated in the top 5% of his class
while being actively involved in school, community and church functions. He was
Treasurer of the Beta Club and a member of the National Honor Society, National
Society of High School Scholars, National Science Honor Society, and Fellowship of
Christian Athletes. He was recipient of the Anne T. Mitchell Honor Award for three
years in a row. As a member of the school’s leadership program, he helped renovate a
home for a single mother of four children and helped to raise over $20,000 to buy food
and Christmas gifts for needy families. Eric will enroll in Civil Engineering at the
University of Florida.
Adam T. Nodjomian, Niceville High School, has been a member of the student-run
Natural Geography in Shore Areas project where he has conducted graduate level
research in collecting and identifying macrofauna and meiofauna specimens. He has
accumulated a 3.95 GPA while taking a number of advanced placement courses and
serving as cross country team captain for four years, middle school cross country youth
coach, and volunteering for programs to aid less-fortunate families. He intends to pursue
his engineering degree at University of Florida in order to become an Imagineer with
Courtney D. Testa, Niceville High School, has been actively involved throughout her
schools’ activities while maintaining a 3.78 GPA. She has been on the school’s
cheerleading team for 4 years and team captain for her senior year; member of the varsity
track and field team; vice-president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; member of
the National Honor Society; and one of twelve students selected to the school’s “Hall of
Fame.” Courtney assisted in fund-raising activities to support enslaved African children
and worked with Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). Courtney intends to
pursue an engineering degree at University of Florida in order to become an Imagineer
with Walt Disney.
Addie M. Voigt, Niceville High School, is the Valedictorian of her class of 425 students.
She has been a four-year recipient of the Ann T. Mitchell Award, Magna Cum Laude
Award for the National Latin Exam, and a member of the National Honor Society. Addie
has served as Assistant Swim Coach for COAST Aquatics and Captain of the volleyball
team during her freshman year. Addie has been a member of school and community
activities including Junior Classical League, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and
volunteer with the Pensacola Humane Society. Addie intends to pursue both a
Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science degree at the University of Florida
enroute to a medical degree.
Christina Washington graduated from King George High School and is currently a
freshman at George Mason University studying Biochemistry. Christina has been
actively involved in school, community and church activities. She has been a Chemistry
tutor, Select Chorus member, Secretary of the National Honor Society, Vice President of
the Young Adult Missionary Society, Vacation Bible School Sports Coordinator,
Assistant Coach for County Parks and Recreation, and Junior Counselor for the Youth
Activity Center. Christina graduated from high school with a 4.03 GPA and currently
maintains a 3.13 GPA at George Mason University.
The Hugh Harris Scholarship program is extremely proud to be able to assist these fine
students in furthering their scientific, technical, engineering and mathematics careers.