DeSales honors six at annual ‘Hall of Honors’ awards dinner

DeSales High School honored six individuals at its 19th annual Hall of Honors awards dinner on Sept. 18, which was held at the school’s campus on Kenwood Drive.

Three DeSales alumni were inducted into the school’s Hall of Honors. According to an announcement from DeSales, “The designation of ‘Hall of Honors Inductee’ is the highest distinction bestowed by DeSales. Members of the Hall of Honors have distinguished themselves and DeSales through their outstanding accomplishments, character and commitment to the mission of DeSales High School.”

The three Hall of Honors inductees are:

n John Malloy, a member of the class of 1979 and vice-president for gas distribution at LG&E-KU energy.

n Ray Rieber, a member of the class of 1965, is a retired DeSales teacher and principal.

n Herb Winches, a member of the class of 1968, is a broadcaster and business owner.

In addition, three other awards were presented.

Kyle Belcher, a member of the class of 2007 and a lieutenant in the United States Navy, received the Young Alumnus Award. The award is given to a DeSales graduate under age 30.

Paula Ohlmann, the mother of two DeSales alumni, received the Outstanding Service Award for her “extraordinary dedication to DeSales,” the school announcement said.

John Gulden, a math teacher at DeSales, received the President’s Award. This award recognizes an “exemplary faculty member,” the school said.

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