TITUSVILLE, FLA. (June 17, 2019) — Jess Parrish Medical Foundation, in partnership with Hannah’s Heroes,
Inc. awarded $5,500 in scholarships to three outstanding North Brevard
graduating high school seniors that are pursuing studies in the field
of mental health care. Distinguishing themselves through their accomplishments
and dedication to their communities, the awardees are the first recipients
of the Hannah Cline Memorial Scholarship.
This year’s scholarship winners are, from Astronaut High School:
Gabrielle Maggard; from Titusville High School: Emily Mezni; and from
Space Coast Junior/Senior High School: Madelyne Andrade-Rodriguez.
The scholarship was established by Lyn Cline in loving memory of her daughter,
Hannah. Hannah ended her young life through suicide in January 2015.
Out of tragedy came the inspiration to form Hannah's Heroes –
a non-profit 501(c) (3) grassroots organization with a passionate mission
to draw attention to the struggling youth population and to prevent future losses.
“This scholarship honors Hannah and offers the opportunity to deserving
students to further their educational dreams in mental health care and
start the conversation with future generations,” said Lyn Cline.
Initial funding for the scholarship was made possible by the Pilot Club
of Titusville. Proceeds from the club’s
Pretty Woman Goes to Italy fashion show supported Hannah’s Heroes and their mission of helping
youth mental health in Brevard County.
JPMF’s partnership with Hannah’s Heroes in awarding the Hannah
Cline Memorial Scholarship brings a focused collaboration to the mental
health priority of both organizations in North Brevard. The two organizations
joined forces to implement
Sources of Strength, an evidence-based teen health and wellness program focused on preventing
suicide, bullying, substance abuse and self-harm, in all five North Brevard
area middle and high schools.
Since the program inception in 2015, more than 350 peer leaders and adult
advisors have been leveraging their social influence and leadership talents
to spread strength-based messages across each of the schools.
The 2019 scholarship recipients were instrumental in the
Sources of Strength program and were peer leaders at their respective high schools.
For more information about JPMF, call 321-269-4066 or visit
www.parrishmedfoundation.com. Contact Hannah’s Heroes at