Virginia DeMolay Competition Winners
Essay
Year
Team
Topic
2021
Petersburg (Conner Roach)
2020
Woodlawn (Isaiah Mamo)
What have you learned from the COVID-19 pandemic?
2019
Woodlawn (Isaiah Mamo)
The Flower Talk ceremony says ‘It was your mother who loved you before you were born - who carried you for long months close to her heart and in the fullness of time took God’s hand in hers and passed through the valley of shadows to give you life.’ Use this line and other lines to write and explain why filial love is an important principle we teach in DeMolay and what it means to you.”
2018
Woodlawn (Isaiah Mamo)
As DeMolay International is approaching its 100-year anniversary, what changes would need to be made for the next 100 years? What would you do to bring about these changes?
2017
Petersburg (Zachary Wittig)
What would you like to see change in Virginia DeMolay in the next five years?
2016
Westhampton (Billy Erner)
What is the value in performing DeMolay Ritual from memory?
2015
Tidewater (Dawson Murray)
Should members be required to be proficient in both obligations to vote in chapter meetings? Why or why not?
2014
Pick one thing Virginia DeMolay isn't doing very well and explain how you would do it better.
2013
Pick one thing Virginia DeMolay isn't doing very well and explain how you would do it better.
2012
Roanoke Valley (Christopher Fechisin)
How do you describe the Order of DeMolay to your friends who are not in DeMolay?
2011
One thing I would change about DeMolay.
2010
Should proficiency in your obligations be required to participate in chapter votes? Why or why not?
2009
Describe the most charitable act you have ever performed. What did you do? Who benefited? What effect did it have on your life?
2008
Westhampton (Alex W. Reber)
Should Volunteer Work be a requirement for high school graduation?
2007
Prince William (Nate Stallings)
The most memorable event I've ever attended as a DeMolay, and what I learned from it.
2006
Prince William (Lee Elliott)
What should DeMolays expect from their Advisors?
2005
Occoquan (Tory Thurston)
2004
2003
2002
Roanoke Valley (Jacob Paysour)
What Are the Benefits of Membership in DeMolay?
2001
Roanoke Valley (Ryan Carter)
2000
1999
1998
Roanoke Valley (Brandon Linthicum)
1997
1996
Roanoke Valley (Kelley C. Corbett)
1995
Cmdr W. L. Herndon (David M. Sellers)
1994
Lord Fairfax (David McDaniel)
1993
1992
Woodlawn (Andy O'Donnell)
1991
Woodlawn (Jeff Kozak)
1990
New River (David Foltz)
1989
Occoquan (Jimmy Curlis)
1988
Occoquan (Glenn Hall)
1987
Roanoke Valley (Shep Critzer)
1986
New River (Allen Ganoe)
1985
New River (Ward Harris)
1984
John Blair (Brian Gale)
1983
John Blair (Stephen Law)
1982
John T. Smith (Ken Long)
1981
John T. Smith (Tom Varner)
1980
Fork Union (Fred Baerenz)
1979
Kempsville (Kevin Platte)
1978
John Blair (Greg Evans)
1977
John Blair (Greg Evans)
1976
Lynchburg (Mark Bernas)
1975
Lord Fairfax (Steve Smith)
1974
Norview (Carl Morton)
1973
Harold K. Lind (Harris Helk)
1972
Danville (E.L. Motley)
1971
Tidewater (David Boykin)
1970
Tidewater (David Boykin)
1969
Tidewater (David Boykin)
1968
James Sipes (Bruce Haverburg)
1967
Danville (Jay Denny)
1966
Danville (Ronald Boykin)
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
1955
1954