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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, Hokie football team to highlight the colors at University of Virginia game

November 23, 2011

From left to right are Cadets Elaine Altman and Faith Mueller in front of the Corps of Cadets Donor Wall
From left to right are Cadets Elaine Altman and Faith Mueller

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremony at every football game.

Three football players are selected, because of their performance in the last game or during practice, to carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag as they lead the team onto the field. They carry the flags the length of the field and deliver them to cadets at the south end of the field. 

The cadets performing this honor are also selected based on their performance during their training. The cadets render honor to the flags and then securely carry them off the field. At home games three freshman cadets are selected and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games. 

Cadet Elaine Altman of Pitman, Pa., a junior majoring in psychology in the College of Science who is a recipient of the Tom Dobyns Memorial Emerging Leader Scholarship and a member of Army ROTC and Cadet Faith Mueller of Greensboro, N.C., a senior majoring in chemistry in the College of Science who is a recipient of the John Vivian Perry '46 Memorial Emerging Leader Scholarship and also a member of Army ROTC were selected to travel to the University of Virginia game. They will travel and lodge with the team, as well as participate in all team meetings and meals.

Altman has excelled as the recruiting officer for the Highty-Tighties, the regimental band, this semester and Mueller has been an outstanding leader as Charlie Company Commander. Both were nominated by their respective chain of command to represent the Corps of Cadets in Charlottesville, Va.

Future cadets will continue to be selected for this honor based on their performance in the cadet regiment. The program is part of the proud partnership the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has with the Virginia Tech Athletic Department and the Virginia Tech football team. 

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