Cadets chosen to highlight the colors at the Virginia game
November 21, 2017
Cadets Madeleine Mitcham, of Falls Church, Virginia, and Logan Grow, of Richmond, Virginia, 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 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.
Mitcham, a senior majoring in geography and international studies, was chosen for being an exemplary cadet, having a positive impact on those around her, and being one of the biggest Hokie fans in the regiment. She is the recipient of a corps Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC.
Grow, a junior majoring in psychology, was chosen for his dedication to his corps’ company and his own leadership training. He is the recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC.