DeMolay International announced that Brother Alex Buckwinkler of Bloomingdale Chapter is the 2020 DeMolay of the Year. The DeMolay Foundation is the sponsor of the DeMolay of the Year Award.
Brother Buckwinkler is a senior at Northern Illinois University, majoring in English Education with a perfect 4.0 gpa. He serves as Vice President of the school's English Honor Society and is the founder of the University's English Student Ambassadors, a program to support all English students in their educational quests. In high school he was a state champion in the drama speech competition.
Alex's DeMolay record is impeccable. He holds the PMC-MSA, BHK, Legion of Merit, and is designated a Grand Ritualist.
Brother Buckwinkler will receive a cash scholarship from the Foundation as part of his honor.
Over 25 years ago, current Foundation President Paul Bohannon, the 1969 DOY recipient, permanently endowed the award by cash gift to the DeMolay Foundation, which is the award's sponsor. Current contributions to the DOY fund at the Foundation will be deposited into the permanent endowment to increase the scholarship benefit.