Maryland Ritual / Cermony Awards

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Dad Ronald Shaver Ritualist of the Year

This trophy is named for “Dad” Ronald Shaver, the beloved advisor of Catonsville-Palestine Chapter and of Maryland DeMolay. Over the past few decades Dad Shaver inspired many a young man to excel in ritual and public ceremonies alike. Dad Shaver served as Ritual Director on Maryland DeMolay Staff and hosted several Ritual training days. ron shaver It was Dad Shaver’s true love of the DeMolay Ritual that inspired this trophy.

The Trophy was purchased and presented to the State Association  by Dad Shaver in 1997.  Dad Shaver passed away  in 2010 and the Trophy was renamed after him.  It is awarded annually at Conclave to the DeMolay who is the deemed the best overall Ritualist as nominated by his chapter.

 

 

Awardees:
2016 – Cameron Newman, Cumberland
2015 – Zack Guay, Frederick
2014 – Cole Johnson, Frederick
2013 – Cole Johnson, Frederick
2012 – Zack Guay, Frederick
2011 – Andrew Gale, Catonsville-Palestine
2010 – Tommy Plourde, Frederick
2009 – Ian Mazzone-Baer & Adam Linder, Catonsville-Palestine
2007- Tommy Plourde, Frederick
2006- Adam Linder, Catonsville-Palestine
2005- Thomas Reinhardt, Frederick
2004- Gray Kasko, Chesapeake
2003- Rashid Hussain, Frederick
2002- J. C. Davis, Catonsville-Palestine
2001- Kristopher Greenwell, Chesapeake
2000- Jon Sloat, Catonsville-Palestine
1999- Jeremy Sloat, Catonsville-Palestine
1998- Jarrod Taylor, Catonsville-Palestine
1997- Jon Sloat, Catonsville-Palestine


mag7Magnificent Seven Trophy. Awarded to the DeMolay who best portrays all seven preceptor roles from the Initiatory degree.The competition for this award is held at the State Ritual Competition and awarded at Conclave.

* Perfect Score

2014 – Zach Guay Frederick
2013 – Zach Guay Frederick
2012 – Andrew Gale Catonsville-Palestine
2011 – Andrew Gale  Catonsville-Palestine *
2010 – Nick Lawson Catonsville-Palestine
2009 – Bobby Nowland Catonsville-Palestine
2003 – Nathan Rogers Catonsville-Palestine
2000 – Jon Sloat Catonsville-Palestine
1999 – Jarrod Taylor Catonsville-Palestine
1998 – Jarrod Taylor Catonsville-Palestine
1997 – Colin Cunniff Catonsville-Palestine
1996 – Mike Farlow Salisbury


shield-talkCeremony of the Shield Talk Presented by Druid Chapter #28 Royal Arch Masons. It is awarded to the DeMolay achieves the best score in the competition of the Ceremony of Shield Talk.

Awardees:

2016 – Marko Rodriguez, Bowie-Collington
2012 – Andrew Gale, Catonsville
2011 – Andrew Gale, Catonsville
2010- Nick Lawson, Catonsville
2009- Nick Lawson, Catonsville
2008- Andrew Gale, Catonsville
2007- Andrew Gale, Catonsville


Ceremony of the Light Trophy Presented by the Grand York Rite Bodies of Maryland. It is awarded to the DeMolay achieves the best score in the competition of the Ceremony of Light.

Awardees:

2016- Daniel McKinley, Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr.
2015- Daniel McKinley, Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr.
2014- Cole Johnson, Frederick
2013- Cole Johnson, Frederick
2012- Andrew Gale, Catonsville
2011- Andrew Gale, Catonsville
2010- Tommy Plourde, Frederick
2009- Tommy Plourde, Frederick
2008- Matthew Linder, Catonsville
2007- Matthew Linder, Catonsville
2006- Matthew Linder, Catonsville
2003- Nathan Rogers, Catonsville
2002- J.C. Davis, Catonsville
2001- J.C. Davis, Catonsville
2000- J.C. Davis, Catonsville
1999- Jonathan Sloat, Catonsville
1998- Jonathan Sloat, Catonsville
1997- Jonathan Sloat, Catonsville
1993- Justin Via, Catonsville
1992- Justin Via, Catonsville
1991- Karl Schuch, Dundalk
1989- Brian Remsberg, Frederick
1988- Brian Remsberg, Frederick
1987- Benny Hinahon, Camp Springs
1986- D. Eric Lohsl, R.C. Carleton
1985- Brian Miller, M.M. Dean
1984- David A. Brooks, Annapolis
1983- David A. Brooks, Annapolis
1982- Wade Julian, Dundalk
1981- Robert D. Young, Jr., Cumberland
1980- Wade Julian, Dundalk
1979- Wade Julian, Dundalk
1978- Sampson G. Vincent, Salisbury


Chaplain Competition. In memory of Paul K. Penley, State Chaplain 1978.

*Perfect Score

Awardees:

2016- Rafael Rodriguez, Bowie-Collington
2015- Jacob Nickerson, Nelson J. Briggs
2014- Jacob Nickerson, Nelson J. Briggs
2013- Cole Johnson, Frederick*
2012- Andrew Gale, Catonsville*
2011- Adam Linder, Catonsville (TIE)*
2011- Andrew Gale, Catonsville (TIE)*
2010- Robert Nowland, Catonsville
2009- Thomas Reinhardt, Frederick
2008- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2007- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2006- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2005- Thomas Reinhardt, Frederick


Chapter Proficiency, the “Dad” Charles H. Cover Trophy. In memory of “Dad” Charles H. Cover, Past Executive Officer. 

Awardees:

2016- Bowie Collington
2015- Nelson J. Briggs
2013- Catonsville-Palestine
2012- Frederick
2011- Catonsville-Palestine
2010- Catonsville-Palestine
2009- Catonsville-Palestine
2008- Catonsville-Palestine
2007- Catonsville-Palestine
2006- Catonsville-Palestine
2005- Catonsville-Palestine


Chevalier Investiture/”Dad” Richard P. Naegele Trophy. In honor of “Dad” Richard P. Naegele.

Awardees:

2010- Catonsville-Palestine


Flower Talk/ Egil Steen Trophy. In memory of “Dad” Egil Steen, Past Grand Master of DeMolay International.

Awardees:

2016- Spencer Schuch, Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr.
2015- Spencer Schuch, Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr.
2014- Zach Guay, Frederick
2013- Spencer Schuch, Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr.
2011- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2010- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2009- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2008- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2007- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2006- Adam Linder, Catonsville
2003- Nathan Rogers, Catonsville
2002- Nathan Rogers, Catonsville
2000- Charles Mitten, III, Catonsville
1999- Charles Mitten, III, Catonsville
1998- Charles Mitten, III, Catonsville
1996- Charles Mitten, III, Catonsville
1995- Steven Marshall, Cumberland
1994- Steven Marshall, Cumberland
1993- Reverdy Orrell, IV, Catonsville
1992- Reverdy Orrell, IV, Catonsville
1989- David Diamond, Annapolis
1988- Scot Griffiths, Overlea
1987- Benny Hinahon, Camp Springs
1986- Thomas D. Hickey, R.C. Carleton
1985- Mark Lightfritz, M.M. Dean
1984- Paul D. Langston, Frederick
1983- Edward C. Garrant, Odenton
1977- Carl E. Vincent, Salisbury
1975- Timothy G. Keel, Overlea
1973- Herb Gorin, Kensington
1972- Herb Gorin, Kensington
1969- Ted G. Brittingham, Tuscan
1968- Ronald E. Northcutt, Kensington
1966- Douglas T. Grinath, Jephthah
1965- Richard M. Green, Silver Spring
1964- Benjamin R. Sellers, Kensington
1963- Robert A. Friedlander, Seat Pleasant
1962- Leonard C. Kesselring, Jr., Dundalk


Fourth Section Trophy.

Awardees:

2013- Frederick
2012- Frederick
2010- Frederick
2009- Catonsville-Palestine
2008- Frederick
2007- Frederick
2006- Frederick
2005- Frederick


9 O’Clock Interpolation/John C. Naquin Trophy. In memory of “Dad” John C. Naquin, MWPGM of the Grand Lodge of Maryland.

*Perfect Score

Awardees:

2016- Stephen J. Ponzillo, Jr.
2015- Nelson J. Briggs
2014- Nelson J. Briggs
2013- Frederick
2012- Frederick
2011- Catonsville-Palestine*
2011- Catonsville-Palestine
2010- Catonsville-Palestine
2009- Frederick
2008- Catonsville-Palestine
2007- Frederick
2006- Catonsville-Palestine
2005- Frederick
2004- Catonsville-Palestine


Orator Trophy

Awardees:

2013- Cole Johnson, Frederick
2012- Cole Johnson, Frederick
2006- Kurt Shea, Frederick
2005- Kurt Shea


Preceptor Corps 

Awardees:

2009- Catonsville-Palestine


Preceptor Trio 

Awardees:

2010- Ian Mazzone, Catonsville
2009- Ian Mazzone, Catonsville


Rookie of the Year Ritual Competition. The “Mom” Margaret Gyr Memorial Plaque.

Awardees:

2012- Xander Hanlon, Catonsville
2011- David Hall, Frederick
2008- Nick Lawson, Catonsville
2007- Robert Nowland, Catonsville
2006- Andrew Gale, Catonsville


Tribute to Fatherhood Competition

Awardees:

2016- Rafael Rodriguez, Bowie-Collington
2010- Robert Nowland, Catonsville

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