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Jessica Lee Murphy Memorial Fund

Founded by parents Don and Sue Murphy and brother Brad Murphy for grants and scholarships to Governor Thomas Johnson High School and other Frederick County high school graduating student/athletes with a safe driving record.

Jessica Lee Murphy was an involved student-athlete at Governor Thomas Johnson High, where she played volleyball, basketball and softball. She was a dedicated member of the community, working as a tutor at Spring Ridge Elementary and contributing as a member of St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Miss Murphy’s family—parents Don and Sue and brother Brad—established The Jessica Lee Murphy Memorial Fund to honor the memory of their young family member, who died tragically from injuries sustained in a car accident. The memorial fund speaks to the interests and issues close to Miss Murphy’s life. The Fund provides grants for specific causes and also awards two scholarships annually: one to a graduating senior from Govenor Thomas Johnson High School; the other to a graduating senior from another Frederick County high school. Both scholarships go to student-athletes who have a safe driving record, with preference given to volleyball players.

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