First-year cadets Marc Mendez, Lesly Molualisi, and Dallas Spruill will receive the flags at Saturday’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, 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. Three first-year cadets are selected for home games. This year, an upper-class cadet will be recognized as an honorary flag cadet for away games.

Mendez is majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. He is the recipient of a corps’ Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Naval ROTC. He was chosen for being consistent and determined in his cadet training and consistently aiming to exceed the standard.

Molualisi is majoring in criminology and sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and in the Marine Option program within Naval ROTC.  She was chosen for continuously holding and pushing the standard for a new cadet.

Spruill is majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering and in Air Force ROTC. He was chosen for consistently exceeding the requirements, for being prepared every morning, and for being an active participant in discussions.