My name is Andrew Fergen and I am the 8-12 grade social studies and health teacher for the ABO School District. Along with teaching at the high school, I am the assistant junior high  football coach and help out with varsity football.  Also, I am the head wrestling coach for the Sully Buttes Chargers! I am originally from Dimock, South Dakota and grew up on a small family farm.  My mother works as a Laboratory Technician at the St. Benedict's Hospital in Parkston and my dad was a Cheese Processor for Dimock Dairy and farmed on the side.  I have one younger brother, Adam, who is going to graduate school at the University of Minnesota for Mechanical Engineering and a younger sister, Alison, who is currently attending the University of South Dakota.   I went to high school in Parkston, South Dakota where I graduated in 2004.  After high school, I went to Northern State University to pursue a degree in secondary education and coaching.  While at Northern State University, I participated in football for 4 and a half years and wrestling for a year.  I graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in Secondary Education with majors in history, social sciences, secondary education, and a coaching endorsement.   After college, I was fortunate to get a job for the White Lake School District.  I taught kindergarten through 6th grade physical education, 7th grade social studies, 9th grade geography/ South Dakota history, 9th grade physical education, and 12th grade government for 2 years.   At White Lake I was the head football coach for White Lake/ Plankinton and the assistant track coach for Kimball/ White Lake.  Last year, I taught at Sturgis Brown High School where I taught world history and psychology.  Along with teaching in Sturgis, I was the assistant varsity football coach and I worked with the offensive and defensive linemen.  Also, I was the assistant junior high wrestling coach in Sturgis and volunteered to help the varsity wrestling team.