Habegger honored with Barnabas Award for his servant heart

May 12, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School senior Michael Habegger was honored today with the Richard W. Moellering Senior 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.

One nominator wrote: “Michael has a magnetic personality which helps him instill a sense of community in each group in which he takes part. He is a natural servant, volunteering in any way, and always following through with the commitment he makes.”

Ten 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. Habegger was nominated along with nine other seniors, Ben Corley, Rachel Geller, Ben Gerig, Ellie Hellinger, Lainey Linnemeier, Anna Maxson, Katie McKay, and Hope Stephenson.

He was recognized during chapel today in front of the student body. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Bill Habegger, who won the same award in 1990.

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 www.clhscadets.com.