HIDALGO HIGH SCHOOL JROTC HIDALGO, TX
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a yellow square edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) blue border wavy, an inner concentric narrow blue border between the wavy inscriptions "HIDALGO" at top and "HIGH SCHOOL" at bottom in blue letters. Overall a yellow "pirate" face affronté detailed black and white wearing a black hat and surmounting a pair of cutlasses in saltire, blades white, hilts black. The overall dimensions are 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height by 3 inches (7.62 cm) in width.

Symbolism
Blue and white are the school colors. The mascot is the pirate. The shape of the shield denotes a flag waving in the air. The pirate with crossed sables signifies the "Jolly Roger," the symbol of the pirate flag and ship.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved 10 October 1996.




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in diameter overall consisting of a gold disc with a blue base barry wavy of four encircled by a gold designation band inscribed "MIGHTY PIRATES" in black letters in base. Overall a black ship in full sail with white sails displaying a blue flag.

Symbolism
Blue and gold are the school colors. The waves represent the Rio Grande River. The ship symbolizes a pirate's vessel sailing along the Rio Grande River.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was approved 10 October 1996.





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