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Kaschinske honored with Barnabas Award for his servant heart

May 1, 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School senior Mason Kaschinske was honored today with the Barnabas Award. Established by the Class of 1986, the award recognizes a senior who exemplifies encouragement and servanthood.

Barnabas was a missionary and co-worker of St. Paul. His name means “encourager.” His ministry in life was to be of service to his fellow man.

“Mason genuinely cares about other people, and always puts them before himself, going out of his way to encourage, support and offer a helping hand to anyone who needs support,” one student nominator said.

Six students in all were nominated for this award by the student body and faculty and staff. A committee of four faculty members and four seniors made the final selection. Kaschinske was nominated along with five other seniors: Alex Bryant, Andy Klage, Caleb Martin, Caitlin McGaffick and Sarah Schwantz.

He was recognized during chapel today in front of the student body.

Concordia Lutheran High School, located at 1601 St. Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne, Ind., was founded in 1935 as a private, co-educational Lutheran high school open to students of all faiths and backgrounds. With Christ at the center, Concordia continues to pursue educational excellence that equips individuals for lifelong learning and service as disciples of Jesus Christ. Learn more at