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2023 Virginia DeMolay Conclave Competition and Award Winners

July 28, 2023

Virginia DeMolays participated in athletic and academic competitions at our Conclave over the weekend of July 20-23, 2023. I am proud to announce the following winners:

  • Advisor of the Year - Herbert G. Turner, Jr. (Petersburg)

  • Basketball - Kempsville

  • Chapter RD - Kempsville

  • Chapter of the Year - Kempsville

  • Chess - Noah Kabiri (Woodlawn)

  • Essay - Jacob Shin (Woodlawn)

  • Galloping Gavel - Kempsville

  • Humanitarian - Kempsville

  • State Representative DeMolay - Jared Jackson (Kempsville)

  • Sponsoring Body of the Year - Ashburn-Sterling Lodge # 288, A.F. & A.M.

  • Supporting Body of the Year - 56th Masonic District of Virginia

  • Volleyball - Petersburg

All of our competitors worked very hard this weekend and should be very proud of their efforts.  These contests we were able to hold this weekend would not have been possible without coordinators, referees, judges and evaluators.  Virginia DeMolay extends a big THANK YOU to the following:

  • Dad Rob Shrieves - Conclave Coordinator

  • Mom Cristina Shrieves - Volleyball Referee

  • Bro. Oscar Rutkowski (Tidewater) - Volleyball Line Judge

  • Bro. Carl carpenter (Tidewater) - Volleyball Line Judge

  • Bro. Zachary Burkett (Tidewater) - Volleyball Scorekeeper

  • Dad Nate Stallings - Basketball Referee

  • Bro. Ryan Pendleton (Ashburn) - Basketball Referee

  • Dad Art Pendleton - State RD Advisor / State RD Panel

  • Dad John Stallings - State RD Panel

  • Dad John Critzer - State RD Panel

  • Dad Kerry Campbell - State RD Panel

  • Dad Rick Young - Executive Officer

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who worked hard to make this a great Conclave. Please visit the Virginia DeMolay website ( to view information about these and previous year competition winners.

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