WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL JROTC MEMPHIS, TN
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
A circular item 3 inches (7.62 cm) in diameter overall, consisting of an inner light blue disc on which a red steer's head affronté couped, detailed white; around the disc a white band edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) red border, inscribed "WESTWOOD" at top and "LONGHORNS" on the bottom in red letters 5/16 inch (.79 cm) in height.

Symbolism
Red, white, and blue are the colors of the Westwood High School Longhorn Battalion. The longhorn steer is the mascot of Westwood High. Red symbolizes the passion of each cadet to acquire military training while enrolled in high school. The white band is emblematic of honor and excellence. Blue represents the devotion every member of the Longhorn Battalion holds for his or her studies.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally authorized 18 February 1970. It was amended to change the school's mascot and update the description and symbolism of the new design on 25 February 2011.
(TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-939)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in width overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, bordure Sable, a steamboat ensigned in dexter by an oak leaf palewise and in sinister a gear wheel, in base fesswise a cotton boll of the second. Attached below the device, a Black scroll inscribed "MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS" in base metal letters.

Symbolism
Black and gold are the County colors. The steamboat symbolizes transportation, trade and commerce that have long been strong in Memphis and along the Mississippi River. The cotton boll represents the strong ties to cotton trading and its production in the surrounding Mississippi River Delta. The oak leaf historically denotes the vast timber land originally found in the region. The gear wheel depicts progress.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 17 June 2008.





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