FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School senior James Dixie was honored today with the Barnabas Award. Established 30 years ago 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.
“When James is helping, he doesn’t do these things in a way that calls attention to himself. He just helps” the nominations read. “He has a tender, compassionate, encouraging, servant heart. He actively looks for ways to help and to be a blessing to those around him. He shines the light of Jesus by being His hands and feet.”
Eleven 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.
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.