Principal - Kendra Addison Honaker
Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker
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Forensics Team Fares Well
in Conference Tournament
Coach Pam Atwell led her HHS Forensics Team to a solid finish at the Crooked Road Conference Tournament on February 11, 2015 at Twin Valley High School. Jared D. and Jason S. finished first and second, respectively, in the impromptu category. For their competition, Jared and Jason drew a topic and had only minutes to craft a speech around it.The team of Michael J. and Diana S. won a second place tie in the humorous category, portraying Barbie and Ken dolls. Dalton B. tied for 3rd in the poetry category reading "Hollow Men" and "The Second Coming". From here, the winners moved on to district competition, which was held February 28th @ Radford. Members of the team pictured above (Left to Right) are: Senior Jared D., Senior Jason "J.D." S., Sophomore Michael J., Senior Dalton B., & Freshman Diana S.
(Article Contributed by Forensics Coach - Pam Atwell)
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Students Get to Hear
Presentation on South Africa
On February 4, 2015 Virginia
FFA State Officers Morgan Smith, an
HHS graduate and former Holston FFA
president, and Daniel Black, a former
member of the Sherando FFA
chapter , came to Holston to speak to
the FFA and FBLA clubs about their
trip to South Africa. Morgan
and Daniel recently traveled to South
Africa for the ILSSO. The
International Leadership Seminar for
State Officers (ILSSO) is an
international travel experience for
current and past state officers. They
visit farms and agribusinesses to
learn about agriculture around the
world and share the culture. While in
South Africa, Morgan and Daniel, along
with 75 other officers from around the
US, visited the Inyoni Crocodile Farm
where they learned about crocodile
farming, which is a very long process.
At the Monsanto Research and
Development facility, they learned how
to make the agriculture industry more
efficient through genetically modified
crops, plant breeding, dual hybrid
seed planters, and GPS technology. At
the Taaiboschbult Feedlot, they
learned how feedlots are operated in
South Africa and were fascinated by
how similar it was with the feedlots
in the United States. They learned
about the Bonsmara cattle breed and
their traits at Mr. Mare’s farm. They
also visited the Kruger National Park,
Blythe River Canyon, and Nelson
Mendela’s prison cell.
Morgan and Daniel learned a lot about agriculture and the culture of South Africa on this trip. The FFA and the FBLA clubs would like to thank Morgan and Daniel for speaking to them about their wonderful experiences and sharing their amazing pictures of South Africa.
County Students Take ASVAB Test
As is the case every year, Washington County's sophomores, juniors, and seniors were given an opportunity to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). The test was given at the Washington CTE Center on February 6. Twenty-two students took advantage of the opportunity and sat for the test. Proctors from the National Guard, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Navy were there to assist.
The ASVAB is required for entrance into any branch of the military. It's scores measure general intelligence and overall technical aptitude. Scores in the various strands help students and their armed forces career counselors determine which field of endeavor best fits each applicant. Taking the test did not bind students to join the service.
Washington County faculty and staff salute these young people for considering a career that helps keep the nation secure.
(Article Contributed by Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker)
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Sophomore: Cameron P.
Freshman: Diana S.