Schwepe competes for DeMolay.

CHICAGO — Noah Schwepe, of Sidney, was among members of the Ralph H. McMillian chapter, Order of DeMolay, who competed at Heartland Ritual Competition in northwest Chicago, recently.

The event had more than 100 participants from five states including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio. The Ralph H. McMillan Chapter, located in Xenia, was awarded numerous individual and team awards. One highlight was a first place trophy in the Team Preceptor Corps.

DeMolay is an international fraternal organization for young men between the ages of 12 and 21 which builds leadership skills, shapes character and creates lasting friendships.