WETUMPKA HIGH SCHOOL JROTC WETUMPKA, AL
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a yellow vertical rectangle arched convexly at the top and bottom and edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border, displaying a buff couped American Indian brave head in profile, facing to the right, detailed black, with black eye and hair, hair banded gold adorned with two yellow feathers with red tips hanging vertically from a poufy yellow feather. Attached above the rectangle, a yellow scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border inscribed "INDIAN" in black letters. Attached below the rectangle, a yellow scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) black border inscribed "BATTALION" in black letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/4 inches (8.26 cm) in height and 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) in width.

Symbolism
The school colors are black and gold. Black conveys the constancy, determination, and dignity that the cadets strive to demonstrate in academics, athletics and community activities. Gold signifies the pride and loyalty that the cadets show for their school and country. The American Indian is the school's mascot and reflects the protective and courageous strengths and bravery of the cadets.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 29 February 2012. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-1004)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Sable, in point embowed reversed Or between in dexter the head of an American Indian brave erased of the like. In sinister a torch between four rings in chevron reversed two and two and in chief an open book all of the last. Attached below the shield is a Black scroll inscribed "H" "WETUMPKA" "S" in Gold letters.

Symbolism
The school colors are black and gold. Black conveys the constancy, determination, and dignity that the cadets strive to demonstrate in academics, athletics and community activities. Gold signifies the pride and loyalty that the cadets show for their school and country. The American Indian is the school's mascot and reflects the protective and courageous strengths and bravery of the cadets. The American Indian alludes to the original Indians living in the Wetumpka area known as the Alabama or Alibamu tribe. The tribe separated with some going to Florida or Louisiana and a few remained and became inhabited with the Muscogee. The Cusseta Treaty of 1832 forces them to settle in Oklahoma. This movement is known as The Trail of Tears. The torch represents knowledge and the four rings symbolize the four core subjects of Math, English, Science and History. The open book represents scholarly achievement. Wetumpka High School is the only school located within the City of Wetumpka, Alabama. The name Wetumpka was taken from the American Indian words "We-Wau" (water) and "Tum-cau" (rumbling or sounding), in reference to the noise made by the rocky shoals of the river.

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 29 February 2012.





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