2018 Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl Tournament

Hesperia Lodge – Witnessing Scholastic Excellence at the IL Masonic Academic Bowl State Tournament


On Saturday, March 3rd, the Hesperia Lodge Brothers joined with Masons, students, parents, coaches, teachers and school administrators to participate in the 35th Annual IL Masonic Academic Bowl State Tournament held in Bloomington, IL. The opportunity to fellowship with Brothers from around the state was excellent including the many Grand Lodge Academic Bowl Committee members who executed an excellent event along with many volunteers like those in our Masonic Youth Groups.

Most Worshipful Bro. Gregory L. Clark, Grand Master, was in attendance throughout the event and shared his congratulatory praise and remarks after helping to distribute the awards and financial recognition to the state winners.

Today was a proud day for IL Freemasonry by visibly promoting, celebrating and recognizing the scholastic excellence of talented young people from all around the state. It was an experience to remember and one that more Brothers should witness. The genuine expressions of “thanks to the Masons” from parents, coaches and volunteers were humbling and confirmed that we are making a positive difference.

Our “Light” shined brightly today!”

R. W. Bro. Wayne Spooner
Worshipful Master
Hesperia Lodge No. 411 A. F. & A. M.