Cadets Brittany Burk, Clark Shotwell, and Kevin Thompson will receive the flags at Friday’s football game against Virginia.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue their proud partnership to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremony at every football game.

Three football players, chosen because of their performance in the last game or at practice, carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag as they lead the team onto the field. They deliver the flags to cadets at the south end of the field. 

The cadets, also selected based on their performance in the corps, render honor to the flags and carry them off the field. At home games three first-year cadets are selected, and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games. 

Burk, a senior majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the executive officer for the corps’ Golf Company. She was recognized for being one of the most determined, resilient, and compassionate cadets in the corps. She is the recipient of a corps’ Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC.

Shotwell, a senior majoring in public relations in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, is the executive officer for the corps’ Lima Company. He was nominated for overseeing an effective training plan for his unit and for his positive and friendly attitude. He is the recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship and in the Marine option of Naval ROTC.

Thompson, a senior majoring in industrial and system engineering in the College of Engineering, is the commander of the corps’ 2nd Battalion. He was chosen for his ability to be both a leader and a mentor who takes good care of the cadets in his battalion. He is the recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Naval ROTC.

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