Principal's Message

KHonaker.jpg Dear Holston High School Community,

I would like to welcome all of you to our Holston High School family.  I say family because most of the students that we teach have parents and grandparents who attended this very school. The Holston community is a proud, strong community full of history and tradition.  I am honored to be a part of that pride, strength and tradition serving as Principal of Holston High School.

With over 50 years of experience and tradition, our Vision—“enabling each student to achieve their highest academic, social, and physical potential in order to become responsible and productive citizens” guides and inspires our faculty and staff to achieve excellence in teaching and learning.  

We appreciate and embrace the opportunity to serve your students.  We encourage you to become an active participant in your student’s educational journey!  I thank all of you for your continued support and for your commitment to the students that we serve.


Kendra D. Addison
Holston High School

Latest News

The French classes at Patrick Henry & Holston recently finished a lesson on the French involvement during World War 2 and the role of the French resistance and Nazi collaborators and the impact that has had on the French culture. They had the opportunity to attend King University and hear from Holocaust & refugee survivor, Esther Starobin. Esther was 2 years old when she was sent via Kindertransport to live with a foster family in England. Esther never saw her parents again as they died in Auschwitz concentration camp. She shared the story of love and sacrifice as her parents found a way for her and her (4) siblings to escape Germany and how their bond as a family grew even after such a tragic loss. For more information on Esther, you can visit: 

Post Date: Mar 6, 2019

On February 15, 2019 the Holston Cavalier Boys Varsity Basketball Team won their 1st Hogoheegee Tournament in school history by a score of 59-54 against the Chilhowie Warriors.  Behind a tenacious defensive effort and hot shooting the Cavaliers held a 34-17 halftime lead and held off a furious comeback attempt by the Warriors to seal their first ever Tournament Championship. The Cavaliers exhibited a balanced attack in claiming the victory with four players reaching double figures, Jordan K. (13 points), Ben H. (14 points), Layton H. (10 points) and Nathan M. (16 points).  The Championship game capped off a week where the Cavaliers picked up a 68-66 victory over the 2nd seeded Northwood Panthers earlier in the week and touched off a jubilant celebration by the Holston Fans in attendance! Team members are Seniors: Ben H. #3, Mason K. #12, Eric R. #24, Caleb C. #30, Nathan M. #34, Gage F. #44 and Juniors, Jordan K. #00, Brandon V. #10, Layton H. #20, Justin H. #22, and Austin F. #32.

The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team entered the season hungry for the chance to play in the district title game. They set the goal for themselves to win each day, finishing as 1-0. Those 1-0 days in practice and in competition soon began to add up as they would find themselves ending the regular season with the record of 18-3, including an unblemished district record.  The team topped off a spectacular season winning a 46-42 overtime thriller over Chilhowie in the District championship game. This game meant much more than a trophy or the crowing of champions. It proved to the young cavaliers that they had what it took to be champions on the court and off. They showed that they were able to overcome adversity on and off the court to achieve their common goal. They proved to themselves that they have what it takes to succeed at whatever it is they put their minds to.

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Post Date: Feb 28, 2019

After a stellar high school career, senior Claudia F. has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Emory & Henry.  Claudia's list of athletic accomplishments at Holston is impressive; she has been a standout on the basketball court and softball field.  During the Hogoheegee District basketball tournament, she capped off a great personal season by joining the HHS 1000 Point Club.  Claudia told attendees at her signing that "playing basketball at the college level has always been her dream and she has been working hard since she was in elementary school to make this dream come true."  Holston High School wishes Claudia the very best at E&H!


Post Date: Feb 28, 2019

HHS seniors Claudia F. and Ben H. capped off exceptional high school careers this season by joining the 1000 Point Club.  Claudia's 1000th point came during the Hogoheegee District tournament at Patrick Henry High School in a game against Chilhowie.  Ben reached the 1000 point mark during the regular season while playing Northwood.

HHS junior Leah F. also put her name on the 1000 Point Club roster this season.  Her 1000th point came during the Hogoheegee District tournament as well, in a game against Northwood.


Post Date: Feb 28, 2019

In recent weeks, members of the National Honor Society at Holston High School have been hard at work collecting items for a toy drive for the patients at Niswonger Children's Hospital in Johnson City, TN.  Community service projects are an integral part of the club experience at Holston High School and NHS president Maddie R. took this opportunity to challege fellow NHS members to think beyond the Damascus community and develop a broad impact plan.  Faculty advisor, Julie Matlock, encourages her students to participate in community service projects to "help develop skills and make contacts while allowing them to improve the quality of life for other people." 

Donated items were delivered to Niswonger on Wednesday, February 20th.  NHS member Claudia F. stated that "the donations were very welcomed by the staff.  They get most of their donations around Christmas so they appreciated another large donation at this time of the year."

To see a complete article about the toy drive, please visit this link:


Post Date: Feb 21, 2019


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