Three cadets chosen to highlight the colors at the Boston College game
September 15, 2016
Cadets Calvin Muramoto of Manassas, Virginia; Will Deffet of Dublin, Ohio; and Christopher Henry of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will receive the flags at this week’s football game against Boston College.
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.
Muramoto, a freshman majoring in university studies, was chosen for his consistent effort and his success in balancing academics and corps responsibilities. He in Air Force ROTC.
Deffet, a freshman majoring in industrial design in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies was chosen for his consistent self-sacrifice and helping his classmates. He is the recipient of a corps Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC.
Henry, a freshman majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, was chosen for stepping out of his shell and motivating his classmates. He is the recipient of a corps Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC.