Former Head of Francis Parker Upper School Receives Award

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Patrick Mitchell of Bonita is honored for his school pride and devotion to supporting students.

The High School Sports Association has selected Mr. Patrick Mitchell as a recipient of the Service to Sports Award.  The former Head of the Francis Parker Upper School will be honored at the 24th Annual Winter Awards Night on Monday, February 6, 2012.  The event will be held at the Seaside room in Marina Village. The ceremony honors administrators, community members, business persons and coaches who have made outstanding contributions to student athletes during their careers.

During his 19 years of service at Francis Parker School, which concluded with the 2009-2010 academic year, Mitchell was a mainstay at Parker athletic events. His presence came at not just rivalry games or CIF playoff contests, but nearly every home event and many of the away matches as well. As the Upper School Head, his devotion and support of his students never ended when the classrooms emptied, but it always carried over to the fields of competition and into the auditoriums of performance and display.

“Patrick was a tremendous advocate and supporter of all the coaches, administrators and student-athletes,” said Dan Kuiper, director of Athletics at Parker.  “He not only helped the School become more prominent in academics and athletics, he was without question was our most supportive fan.”

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