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GALLERY: Company E-2 Reveille Introduction

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Photo by Meredith Seaver

2020-2021 Mascot Corporal Batie Bishop will serve as Reveille IX’s final handler  prior to her retirement at the end of the spring semester.

Freshmen from Company E-2 in the Corps of Cadets had the privilege of officially introducing themselves to Reveille IX and their seniors on Monday, Aug. 24. This process marks the beginning of fish working toward becoming Mascot Corporal at the end of freshman year.
Photos by Meredith Seaver

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  • Cadets introduce themselves through a process called “whipping out.” It is said to come from the sound of the arm extending for a handshake. New precautions detail no handshakes in this process.

  • Sophomore Caroline Sauter is serving as the 2020-2021 “2nd Dog” or the mascot corporal’s right hand.

  • Fish meet Reveille IX through the mascot corporal. If they do not address her correctly they must go back and start again.

  • Sophomore Jake Walker is serving as the 2020-2021 Company E-2 guidon.

  • Company E-2 fish await their turn to “whip out” to Reveille.

  • Freshman Jaime Torres officially introduces himself to Reveille.

  • Freshman Levi Gholson waits as his buddies take turns “whipping out” to Rev.

  • During the “whip out” freshmen learn that Reveille is from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. 

  • When cadets introduce themselves they state their name, hometown and major while also receiving the same information from the cadet they are meeting.

  • Seniors from Company E-2 march out to meet the freshman class.

  • Senior Ryan Goolsby waits for fish to introduce themselves or “whip out.”

  • A fish introduces themself to senior Kaya Mariello.

  • Senior James Forlenza waits for fish to introduce themselves or “whip out.”

  • Former mascot handler and current Second Regiment Commander Mia Miller meets one of the E-2 freshman.

  • Mascot handler Batie Bishop and Reveille watch as the fish continue “whipping out” to the senior class.

  • Reveille XI officially transitioned handlers at Fish Review Tuesday, Aug. 18 just before school started.

  • Former mascot corporal Mia Miller pets Rev after meeting the freshman class.

  • The freshmen officially meeting Reveille IX and “whipping out” marked the beginning of their journey to becoming mascot corporal at the end of the school year.

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