HICKORY HIGH SCHOOL JROTC HICKORY, NC
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
On a shield shaped embroidered device blazoned: Or (Old Gold), a tornado Gules (Garnet) embowed with twenty-five wind swirls fesswise of the last (Soldier Red) edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Garnet border. Attached above the shield, a Gold scroll inscribed "HICKORY" in Garnet letters edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Garnet border. Overall dimensions 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in width.
Gold and garnet are the school's colors and the tornado is the school's mascot. The tornado symbolizes swiftness in executing military duty.
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 28 May 2008. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-863)
Shoulder Loop Insignia
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend Gules (Garnet) a torch flamant and an open book Or. Attached above the shield, a knight's helmet Gold. Attached below the shield, a Garnet scroll inscribed "DARE TO EXCEL" in base metal letters.
Garnet and gold are the school's colors. The torch and book represent scholarly achievement and knowledge. The knight's helmet symbolizes a person with qualities of leadership.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 28 May 2008.