Ashland Volleyball Parents Organization (Jessika Brown Memorial Scholarship)
Determined. Inspiring. Beautiful. Strong. These are just a few of the words her teammates used to describe Jessika Brown, whose life ended after a courageous battle against pneumonia at the young age of 15 years.
The words only begin to illustrate the inspiration that Jessika was to everyone who knew her or heard her story. A sophomore at Ashland High School, Jessika was the starting libero for the varsity volleyball team – a spunky, energetic player who set high goals and worked her absolute hardest to reach those goals. She was known for her competitive spirit and all-out effort on the court.
Jessika was equally determined in the classroom. She took pride in achieving academic excellence and had a passion for helping others achieve their goals as well. She had a kind and caring soul, beautiful on the inside and out. This scholarship is intended for a female student who has the same passion and zest for life but also who isn’t afraid to face any obstacle that comes her way with determination and the will to overcome it.