APALACHEE HIGH SCHOOL JROTC WINDER, GA
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Shoulder Sleeve Insignia


Description/Blazon
On a shield shaped embroidered item edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Blue border, consisting of a shield blazoned: Argent (White), a fess Azure (Blue) overall, displaying a Gold snarling Wildcat's head couped, erased Proper facing sinister, details of Blue and White, teeth and tuffs of the ear white, tongue red and eyed of the third all edged within a 1/16 inch (.16 cm) Gold border. Attached above the shield, a Gold scroll edged with a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) Blue border inscribed "APALACHEE" in Blue letters. The overall dimensions are 3 1/2 inches (8.89 cm) in height and 2 5/8 inches (6.67 cm) in width.

Symbolism
Gold and navy blue are the school colors. Gold represents honor and wisdom, and conveys the constancy, determination, dignity and wisdom that the cadets strive to demonstrate in academics, athletics and community activities. Blue signifies the loyalty that the cadets show for their school and country. White represents the courage to act responsibly and possess uncompromising integrity. Red symbolizes the cadet's passion for patriotism. The school's mascot is the Wildcat and represents bravery, strength, alertness, and protection. The horizontal bar (fess) alludes to military readiness.

Background
The shoulder sleeve insignia was authorized 26 April 2012. (TIOH Drawing Number A-10J-1020)




Shoulder Loop Insignia


Description/Blazon
A Gold color metal and enamel shield shaped device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height blazoned: Azure, between a fess crested of six on top, superimposed by a railroad spike palewise, point downward, Or. In the first an open book of the last surmounted by a key bendwise ward to sinister base Azure, in the second two hands fesswise grasping a torch bendwise sinister, in the third a lyre and two masks and in the fourth a winged foot of the second. CREST: A wildcat's head caboshed Or. Attached below the shield, a Blue scroll inscribed "WILDCATS"` in Gold letters

Symbolism
Gold and navy bue are the school colors. Gold represents honor and wisdom, and conveys the constancy, determination, dignity and wisdom that the cadets strive to demonstrate in academics, athletics and community activities. Blue signifies the loyalty that the cadets show for their school and country.. The wildcat is the school's mascot and represents bravery, strength, alertness, and protection. The open book with the key symbolizes that education is the key to success. The torch alludes to scholarly achievement, knowledge, wisdom and the honor to "pass the torch" to future cadets. The lyre and mask are symbolic of music, art and drama. The winged shoe pertains to athletics and sportsmanship. The two hands holding the torch are for unity in order to bring together and work as a whole. The river symbol is for the Apalachee River at the southern border of Barrow County. The railroad spike indicates the creation of Barrow County. In 1883, John H. Winder, General Manager of the Seaboard Airline Railroad brought the railroad into Barrow County. The school's name, Apalachee, is the Choctaw Indian word meaning "allies."

Background
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 26 April 2012.





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