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Falcon Educators Win Carol Feltz Bluhm '80 Award

Lasallian educators Edward Kendrick and Paul Dreisbach have won this year’s Carol Feltz Bluhm award. The two were honored on January 6, 2023 during halftime of the girls varsity basketball game at home in the Brick Oven.

The Carol Feltz Bluhm ’80 Award recognizes teachers who go above and beyond their required classroom responsibilities during the school year by participating actively in the development of students as a coach or moderator of an OSAA-sanctioned activity. Consideration is given to those who embody the mission and characteristics of Lasallian education and acts with integrity, respect, responsibility, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. A 4-year starter and varsity letter athlete in girls’ basketball, earning 2 First-Time All-State awards, Carol was an avid student-athlete, and was especially grateful for the teachers that coached her. She admired their dedication and commitment to go beyond what was required of them for the benefit of other student athletes.

Edward Kendrick has been teaching Religious Studies at La Salle since 2014 and has coached girls’ tennis for the past 3 years. “I felt honored to learn more about Carol's story throughout the whole process. Now, when I recall memories of the girls I've coached and as I look forward to this and future seasons, I will continually remember and pray for her.”

Paul Dreisbach serves as the current English Department Chair and has been teaching at La Salle for 18 years. Paul coaches swimming and has been doing so for the past 6 years. “It is an honor to be recognized for my work in and out of the classroom. I feel privileged to get to work with students in a variety of environments. I recognize and celebrate their gifts and their accomplishments gained through hard work and perseverance. I also want to acknowledge that I am simply one of an excellent and committed five-member coaching staff where each coach brings enthusiasm and expertise. Their support, along with the athletes, makes my time as a coach an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I am very proud of and thankful for what I have been doing and this award.”

Along with the recipients, in attendance were their family and friends, as well as the Feltz and Bluhm families in honor of Carol. The ceremony highlighted the impact that Carol, Edward, and Paul have had on the La Salle community, before capping off a night cheering on our Falcons.

Photos by Norm Hersom

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