Pat Mellon’s North High Story
Patrick Mellon arrived on the campus in September of 1964 as a young balding English teacher. He retired in June of 2000 after 36 years of involvement with mostly treasured experiences.
Some of these experiences are:
- English Teacher
- Activities Director-18 years
- Testing Director
- Director of Counselors
- Assistant Dean
- Scholarship Chairman
- Cheerleader Advisor-18 years
- Softball Coach-4 years-1 year as Frosh -Soph and 3 years as Varsity
- Powderpuff Coach-19 years
- Clock Operator for football, basketball, and wrestling games
- Swimming starter
In all of these experiences, what Mellon enjoyed most were the relationships he had with the kids. He enjoyed knowing them more than just as students as so many touched his life as he hoped he touched theirs.
There was nothing record setting in his career as far as to athletics except to say he attended so many sporting events and rooted for the coaches and the kids in those 36 years.
Mr. Mellon as the kids would address him loved his career and always thought that North High School was the best kept secret in the Kern High School District.