Mary Melton: Stillwater Area Mom of the Month – Presented by Stillwater Women's Clinic

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Mary Melton’s son Karsten has always been interested in sport from an early age and Mary has been there to support him through it all. 

“He played almost everything,” Melton said. “Soccer, baseball, football, basketball etc… His freshman year, he decided to concentrate fully on being a goalie in soccer. His senior year he became part of Wagon Crew. I love watching his enthusiasm for whatever he is doing. This enthusiasm is not just about himself but also for his peers.”

Melton is a volunteer during the soccer games and other events surrounding the varsity soccer team. 

“I volunteer in the concessions stands during soccer games, serve at the end of the year banquets, work in the kitchen during pancake breakfast fundraisers, help get donations for the silent auctions and help with cookie dough sales and help with social media game updates,” said Melton. 

Growing up in Stillwater, Melton knows the community and the school system very well. 


“Stillwater is very special to me because I grew up here. It is a strong and supportive community and I am proud to live here. I am so happy my son gets to attend the same school I did and will attend OSU, my alma mater as well,” said Melton. “As a parent and as a professional in the community, I work closely with teachers and administration in the Stillwater public schools. I admire the way the staff gives 110% to the students and families. It is obvious they care about the students and helping to make them more successful. I love the all-inclusiveness of the schools too. There is an activity, club, organization for all interests and talents.”

Melton currently works as a fulltime trauma counselor for children at the Saville Center, a child advocacy center in Stillwater. 

“We work with children who have been abused. I also have a private practice where I see children.”

Son Karsten has been involved in Relay For Life for over 12 years and Mary has always been involved with the PTA and helping with teacher appreciation lunches. 

“I have helped with project graduation for the last 2 years. Although I can’t attend every activity, I am trying to go to as many as possible this year, especially senior nights, homecoming and major events. Most of these kids I have known since elementary school, so I want to help celebrate their senior moments too,” said Melton.