2013-02-21 / Local & State

Stenger Receives Masonic Award


Pictured left: Brother Bradley Seville, worshipful master, Mount Zion Lodge No. 774; Brother Adam Kovalchick, Acadia Lodge No. 586; Brother Edward Stenger, PM, award recipient, Mount Zion Lodge No. 774; and Brother Robert C Snyder II, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District. Pictured left: Brother Bradley Seville, worshipful master, Mount Zion Lodge No. 774; Brother Adam Kovalchick, Acadia Lodge No. 586; Brother Edward Stenger, PM, award recipient, Mount Zion Lodge No. 774; and Brother Robert C Snyder II, DDGM of the 34th Masonic District. Mount Zion Lodge No. 774 in McConnellsburg presented the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award Monday night. Recipient of the coveted award was Brother Edward W. Stenger, PM, a 20-year member of Mount Zion Lodge who also served as Worshipful Master in 1997.

Stenger is currently serving as trustee, a position he has held since 2007, and he is on the Committee on Grievances and the Committee on Instruction. He is also the principal instructor of the 34th Masonic District School of Instruction held at Bedford Lodge No 320.

Stenger has also been an active Boy Scout volunteer since the 1970s and is the current vice chairman of Great Cove District, Mason-Dixon Council, BSA. He is active in the Order of the Arrow Guneukitschik Lodge, where he has been a member since 1981. Brother Stenger’s service to the order of the Arrow has been recognized as he was a recipient of the Vigil Honor Award in 1985 and the lodge’s Distinquished Vigil Award in 1990 for his continued service to Scouting’s National Honor Society.

Brother Adam Kovalchick of Acacia Lodge No. 586 in Waynesboro is also the district executive of Mason-Dixon Council, BSA, and Kovalchick assisted with the presentation. Kovalchick was instrumental in the award application process for Stenger and wrote the letter of recommendation.

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