(Festus) The Festus R-6 School District inducted 2004 Festus graduate Andrew Habsieger into the school’s hall of fame on Friday. The ceremony coincided with Festus homecoming during halftime of the football game vs Pacific. U.S. Army Private First Class Andrew Habsieger was killed while serving in Iraq in 2008. Andy’s father Mike says the community has always been great to the family.
Andy’s mother Brenda says Andy most likely would have found the honor amusing….as that was just his personality.
Andy Habsieger excelled in the classroom, and was a standout football and baseball player. He was also voted onto the Regional Radio Football Dream Team. Soon after his passing, a group of supporters started the Andrew Habsieger Scholarship Foundation which awards scholarships for several area high schools and sports programs.