Chambers honored with Barnabas Award for his servant heart

May 8, 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Concordia Lutheran High School senior Tysen Chambers 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.  

“Tysen helps me remain calm and if anything is a reminder that I can encourage others as well,” a nomination read. “He is a well-spoken individual who I know I would be able to confide in. Despite his high influential level, he doesn’t let that go to his head. Tysen is an optimistic soul who I am lucky to know.”

Twelve 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. Chambers was nominated along with 11 other seniors: Nicole Chappell, Baylee Coburn, Daniel Hein, Hannah Koch, Benjamin Loshe, Caroline Love, Faith Poor, Jada Shaw, Kennedy Steele, Eleanor Strable and Nathan Walz.

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