VIDALIA COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL JROTC VIDALIA, GA
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a shield shaped embroidered item edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Black border blazoned as follows: Per bend sinister Vert and Argent, a torch of the last fimbriated Sable, inflamed Gules, fimbriated Sanguine, between four lightning bolts bend sinisterwise two and two from top to bottom; of the fourth, Azure, of the fifth, and of the third. Attached above the shield, a White arched scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Black border inscribed "THUNDERBOLTS" in Black letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 3 1/8 inches (7.94 cm) in width.

Symbolism
Green and white are the colors, which derived from the State of Georgia's "Work Ready" scholastic program. The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program at Vidalia High School is an element of the Career Academy. The color white, being neutral signifies the career Academy's neutrality in the world of high school sports. The schools where the cadets collectively hail from through the years are bitter sports rivals; the" Thunderbolts" represent all four schools. When the schools compete on the sporting fields, color guards consist of two cadets from each of the rival schools, thus illustrating the neutrality and teamwork principles taught in the JROTC curriculum. The torch signifies the cadet's incessant quest for truth, knowledge, community service and compassion for their fellow citizens. The red flame of the torch intimates that the cadet's education is yet not complete and that learning is a lifelong endeavor.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 22 December 2011. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-996)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Per bend sinister Vert and Argent, a torch of the last, inflamed Gules, between four lightning bolts bend sinisterwise two and two from the top to bottom: of the third, Azure, Sanguine and Sable. Attached below the shield a Silver tri-parted scroll inscribed "FACTO NON VERBA" in Black letters.

Symbolism
Green and white are the colors, which derived from the State of Georgia's "Work Ready" scholastic program. The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program at Vidalia High School is an element of the Career Academy. The color white, being neutral signifies the Career Academy's neutrality in the world of high school sports. The schools where the cadets collectively hail from through the years are bitter sports rivals; the "Thunderbolts" represent all four schools. When the schools compete on the sporting fields, color guards consist of two cadets from each of the rival schools, thus illustrating the neutrality and teamwork principles taught in the JROTC curriculum. The units' motto is "FACTO NON VERBA" which translates to "Deeds, not Words". The torch signifies the cadet's incessant quest for truth, knowledge, community service and compassion for their fellow citizens. The red flame of the torch intimates that the cadet's education is yet not incomplete and that learning is a lifelong endeavor. The four lightning bolts which are different colors are representations of the High Schools: Red for Toombs County; Blue for Montgomery; Maroon for Vidalia Comprehensive; and Black for Treutlen.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 22 December 2011.





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