Educators to be honored tonight for their commitment to students

La Salle alumni and educators Linus Oey ’87 and Mikel Rathmann ‘05 will receive the Annual Carol Feltz Bluhm ’80 Award during halftime of the varsity girls’ basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 27, in the Saalfeld Athletic Center.
 
The game - during which La Salle is slated to play Rex Putnam - is scheduled to start at 7:15 pm
 
About the award
 
The Carol Feltz Bluhm ’80 Award recognizes educators who go above and beyond their everyday responsibilities during the school year by serving as a coach or moderator of an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Consideration is given to those who embody the mission of Lasallian education and act with integrity, respect, responsibility, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Carol - herself a standout athlete at La Salle - appreciated the teachers who coached her. She admired their dedication and commitment to the development of student-athletes. 
 
About the recipients
school photo of manSince he began working at La Salle in 1993, math teacher Linus Oey '87 has coached hundreds of Falcons. He's held a variety of roles, including serving as an assistant coach for boys soccer, football, and track and field, as well as head coach for cheer. Two of the high jumpers he coached won state titles, as did one of the football teams he helped coach, and a cheer squad that he led as head coach. These days, in addition to teaching math, Mr. Oey coaches high jump for track and field.

school photoMikel Rathmann '05, who works as La Salle's campus health and safety monitor, has been coaching La Salle's cross country and track and field teams for 13 years - seven of them as head coach. In addition, he coached La Salle swimming for five years - four of them as head coach.
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