Cadets chosen to highlight the colors at the Boston College game
First-year cadets Chris Pellissier, Emma Workmaster, and Lance Demont will receive the flags at Saturday’s football game against Boston College, the first home game of the season.
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 and 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 upperclass cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games.
Pellissier is in Army ROTC and majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. He was selected for demonstrating leadership in his training company with an adherence to high standards and professionalism.
Workmaster, a member of Navy ROTC, was chosen for constantly striving to help her fellow first-year cadets and her willingness to volunteer for tasks. She is majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering.
Demont is in Army ROTC and majoring in national security and foreign affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. He was chosen for his teamwork and always being the first to assist his fellow cadets.