CAHOKIA HIGH SCHOOL JROTC CAHOKIA, IL
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a white vertical rectangle arched convexly at top and bottom edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border, 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height by 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in width the white bust of a Native American plains chief arrayed in full regalia detailed blue below the arcing inscription "CAHOKIA" in blue letters.
Blue and white are the school colors. The Native American chief is indigenous to the tribe and area from which the school derives its name. The chief figure reflects the cadet's leadership qualities and dedication to school, community and country.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved on 9 October 1996.
Shoulder Loop Insignia
A silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a silver wreath of laurel encircling a blue disc surmounted by a silver torch enflamed red charged with a silver fleur-de-lis. Attached below a silver scroll inscribed "CAHOKIA" in blue letters.
The torch represents the light of knowledge. The fleur-de-lis alludes to the first permanent settlers of the region from French Quebec. The laurel wreath signifies the cadet's quest for excellence. The blue disc symbolizes the Mississippi River and the Cahokia Creek and reflects the home area of the school.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved on 9 October 1996.