Dr. Frank Kellogg ’44 – May 10, 1926 – April 30, 2015

1944-Frank Kellogg

Anaheim High has lost Colonist great Frank Kellogg, M.D. just nine days before his 89th birthday on May 10. Dr. Kellogg live a life of service to his family, community and country. The article below was written to celebrate his induction into the Anaheim High Hall of Fame in 2014. Others articles about Frank, who was dubbed “President for Life” by his 1944 classmates, can be found by “SEARCHING” his name of the AHSAA website.


Frank Kellogg has taken on many titles throughout his life: doctor, valedictorian, soldier, school board trustee, and “President for Life.” The last label was bestowed by his Anaheim High classmates throughout 70 years of reunions. The group of nearly 200 graduates earned their diplomas on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Dr. Kellogg, who retired in 2013 after 57 years as a pediatrician in Orange County, was the Class of 1944 student body president, class valedictorian and played the lead role in the senior class production of “Gentle Youth.”

His connection to his alma mater, where his father Frank Kellogg Sr. served as a coach, math teacher, vice principal and principal from 1925 to 1962, continues today. He is serving on the 70th reunion committee and he makes an annual visit to the Pearson Park Amphitheater where their graduation was held to remember his classmates who served in World War II. [Read more…]

Jerry Shipkey – Class of 1943

Jerry Shipkey - Class of 1943

Jerry Shipkey – Class of 1943

Legendary Hall of Fame athlete Jerry Shipkey has the distinction of being the only person to play in the Rose Bowl for both USC and UCLA. But his accomplishments as an athlete include much more. Shipkey went on to a standout career in professional ball with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was also a record-setting track and field star in high school and college. [Read more…]


Norma Brastad was born in Oakes, North Dakota, in 1907. Her family moved to Anaheim in 1916. She graduated from the old Central School and enrolled at Anaheim High in the fall of 1921, graduating in the spring of 1925. She served on the student body self-government committee and as a senior class officer. She was also the calendar editor of the 1925 yearbook. A well-rounded student, Norma also enjoyed sports and ran track and managed the girls’ basketball team. The caption next to her senior photo said: “Just imagine her doing anything naughty.” Her best friends included Grace Jackson, the younger sister of druggist Earl Jackson, Sarah Fay, who later married long-time Anaheim mayor Charlie Pearson, and Elizabeth “Sis” Schweinfest.

After graduating from AHS, Norma attended UCLA, earning an elementary teaching credential. She went on to teach grade school for many years in the Placentia-Yorba Linda and Ventura school districts. She married Jerry Goodrich of Santa Ana and settled once again in Anaheim to raise her two sons, both AHS graduates. John graduated in 1958; Bob in 1963. Her sons remember her as a “very loving and wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and teacher.” She died in 2008 at age of 100 years.