A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall, consisting of an open book pages white binding black charged on the left page a gold quill above the gold mask of comedy surmounting a lyre, and the right page a gold winged foot above a gold nuclear symbol, attached below and extending up the sides of the book an orange scroll inscribed "HOPKINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL" in gold letters in base. Overall two black and gold tigers combatant.
Orange and black are the school colors. The tiger is the school mascot. The combatant tigers reflect the cadets' desire to protect and serve their school, as reflected in the book of symbols, their community and country.
The shoulder loop insignia was approved 4 February 1997.