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June 1, 2024 VA DeMolay Competition and Award Winners

June 4, 2024

On Saturday, June 1, 2024, Virginia DeMolay met in Luray, Virginia, to conduct business, induct new members, compete in ritual contests, and have a great time together.  It is my pleasure to announce the winners of those competitions, who will represent Virginia DeMolay at the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Tournament of Champions in September of this year:

  • Ceremony of Light - Michael Keith (Kempsville)

  • DeMolay Degree - Kempsville

  • Father's Talk - Michael Keith (Kempsville)

  • Flower Talk - Brady Shrieves (Kempsville)

  • Galloping Gavel - Kempsville (results at

  • Nine O'Clock Interpolation - Nick Stecker, Jaydon Stecker, and Dresden Cook (Ashburn)

These competitions are never possible without the assistance of a dedicated group of individuals who volunteer their time and expertise to evaluate our competitors.  We thank the following advisors for doing so this weekend:

  • Dad Rob Shrieves

  • Dad Rob Mertz

  • Dad Jacob Jones

  • Dad Jon Martin

The names of these winners and past winning competitors are posted on the Virginia DeMolay website ( 

Also listed are the rules and schedules for all upcoming competitions.

Congratulations to all of our winners, everyone did great!

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