Local residents join Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets’ largest class since 1969

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The following residents of North Carolina completed New Cadet Week to join the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets’ largest class since 1969:

• Xavier Perez of Boonville, who is majoring in microbiology in the College of Science.

• Thad Webb of East Bend, who is majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Perez and Webb are two of 348 new cadets in the 1,090-strong Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, one of the nation’s six senior military colleges.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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