Cadets Allisen Haynes, Alex Jennings, and Christine Jung will receive the flags at Saturday’s football game against the University of Pittsburgh.

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 upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games. 

Haynes is a first-year cadet majoring in criminology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. She is the recipient of a corps’ Emerging Leader Scholarship and on the Citizen Leader Track program. She was chosen for being a responsible cadet who handles her duties with integrity. 

Jennings is a first-year cadet majoring in physics in the College of Science. He is the recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Air Force ROTC. He was chosen for showing consistent performance in the corps and a desire to improve. 

Jung is a first-year cadet majoring in university studies. She is the recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Army ROTC. She was chosen for her improvement in physical fitness and initiative in planning events to better herself and others.

— Written by Lauren Zuchowski, a senior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.