Cadets Julie Demyanovich, of Springfield, Virginia; Karl Canby, of Round Hill, Virginia; and Daniel J. Slobaszewski, of Warrensburg, Missouri, will receive the flags at this week’s football game against the University of 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, to carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag as they lead the team onto the field. They deliver them to cadets at the south end of the field.
The cadets, also selected based on their performance during training, render honor to the flags and then 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.
Demyanovich, a freshman majoring in engineering in the College of Engineering, was chosen for being very involved in her company this semester. Her passion for helping others is a true embodiment of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). She is the recipient of a corps’ Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Air Force ROTC.
Canby, a freshman majoring in management in the Pamplin College of Business, was chosen for being an example of improvement and achievement that the corps expects to see from freshmen. As a leader among his peers, Canby consistently motivates others through his actions and desire to lead. He is the recipient of a Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC.
Slobaszewski, a freshman majoring in engineering in the College of Engineering, was chosen for not only balancing a rigorous academic schedule and corps life, but excelling the standards. His ability to persevere through various challenges while maintaining high standards inspires his peers to maintain mental fortitude through tough times. He is the recipient of a Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC.
Written by John Hoffman, a freshman from Williamsburg, Virginia, majoring in business information technology.