First-year cadets Alivia Carrillo, Victor Ianno, and Johnathan Mummert will receive the flags at Saturday’s football game against Old Dominion University. 

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.  

Carrillo is in Air Force ROTC and majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. A member of Foxtrot Company, she has demonstrated energy and initiative during first-year training while remaining humble. Her perseverance and dedication have made her an asset to her fellow cadets.  

Ianno is in Army ROTC and majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business. He was chosen for his positive attitude and eagerness to learn first-year cadet duties and responsibilities. A member of Echo Company, he has shown devotion to his fellow first-year cadets and is an enthusiastic member of his class.  

Mummert, a member of Hotel Company, is in Navy ROTC and majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering. He is credited with consistently exceeding the standard performance as a first-year cadet while being a humble and positive influence amongst his classmates. 

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