21308 Monroe Road                 PH#  (276) 739-4000   
                Damascus, VA  24236             FAX# (276) 475-4024              

Principal - Kendra Addison Honaker

Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker











Seniors Selected to be

State Officers in 4-H

On June 16th-19th the Virginia 4-H Congress took place at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. 4-H Congress is a time for 4-H youth from around the state to provide competitive and non-competitive educational experiences to Virginia teens and the adults who work with them, helping them to develop life skills and leadership abilities to become contributing citizens in their communities. During this time elections were held for the 2014-2015 Virginia State Cabinet. Two Holston students were running for positions and both received them. Grayson B. is a senior at Holston High, and is an active member of the Cross Country team, Track Team, Basketball, and Band. Grayson has been a member of 4-H for 8 years now. Grayson is so excited to be serving as Southwest District Ambassador for Virginia 4-H.

Abigail D. is also a senior at Holston High School. She serves as President of the SCA and is a member of the band. After being a member of 4-H for 8 years, Abigail is thrilled to be the 2014-2015 Virginia 4-H state President. Both Students had their first state 4-H meeting in August to kick off the year.  Congratulations to these two Seniors.

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50 Years of Cavaliers

The Class of 2014 Senior Video is now ONLINE
Click the Newscast Link Below to view

**DVD Copies of the senior video
are available in the office**

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New Worker Permit Information

    August Events

29th - Back to School Picnic
29th - Football @ Rye Cove


 1st - Labor Day - School Closed
 2nd - Golf @ Marion
 3rd - Cross Country @ VA High
 4th - Golf Home - Chilhowie
 5th - Football Home- Twin Springs
 6th - Cross Country
          @ Sullivan East, TN
 6th - Volleyball @ Patrick Henry
 8th - JV Football Home - JSB
 9th - Underclassmen Picture Day
 9th - Volleyball Home - RR
 9th - Golf Home - Marion
10th - Mid-Term Progress
10th - Cross Country
          @ Wise-Central
11th - Volleyball Home
           - Twin Valley
12th - School will dismiss @ 1:15
12th - Football Home - John Battle

Morgan S. Chosen to be
FFA State Vice President


During the 88th Annual State FFA Convention of Virginia a local graduate from Holston High School was named the State FFA Vice President. Morgan Smith, son of Tim and Pam Smith of Abingdon, spent three days of interviews, workshops and networking activities during the week at Virginia Tech to be chosen and slated in the Vice President position. Smith was one of 19 applicants and potential officer candidates, from across the state of Virginia, interviewing to represent FFA Members from Virginia on the state officer team of seven individuals. During the final session the officer team was announced and Morgan was slated at the State Vice President. Smith has been a member of the Holston FFA Chapter since his freshman year at Holston and was one of the founding members at Damascus Middle School of the Junior FFA his 8th grade year. While at Holston he has served as the Junior Treasurer, Chapter President, Junior/Middle School Advisor and Appalachian Area President. He has also been on the Marketing Plan team, Parliamentary Procedure team, Livestock Evaluation team and Agriscience Fair Project team. Also, while a student at Holston Morgan’s Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) involved educating young people about agriculture, promoting the industry and advocating for agriculture across the county and commonwealth. He was actively involved in the middle school Jr. FFA Program, the Food for America program and the PALS (Partners for Active Learning) program with Rhea Valley. Morgan is very excited about his year of service for the Virginia FFA Association and is proud to represent the Holston FFA Chapter and Washington County as he travels across the state, nationally and internationally. Morgan’s travels can be followed on vaffa.org through his blog on the state officer page.

FFA is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,498 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Virginia FFA Association has over 10,000 members in 168 chapters. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information.

      (Article Contributed By:  FFA Advisor - Sarah Scyphers)

FFA has Successful State Convention

The Holston FFA Chapter took 26 members to the 88th Annual State FFA Convention at Virginia Tech on June 23-26th. While there the chapter had many successes and was recognized many times on the stage. Included in their accomplishments was being recognized at the winning team for the State Senior Soils contest, team members included C. Widener, J. Odum, J. Haga, and J. Rouse with C. Widener being the 2nd high Individual in the contest. The team was also recognized as the high junior team with K. Odum, M Trent, M. Keith and K. Trivett as team members and K. Odum being the high individual in the contest. Also, the chapter was recognized for their Public Relations- Gold Chapter and with a Superior National Chapter Award. The chapter also received a Gold Rating and was recognized as being a Star Chapter in the Appalachian Area in Chapter Development, Student Development, and Community Development. With these honors the Chapter was named the Star Chapter for the Appalachian Area. While at convention there were 7 competing teams and individuals. The Marketing Plan Team, comprised of M Smith, S. Thomas and J Taylor placed 2nd with their plan of Stalk Me, involving a business plan for collecting and selling tobacco stalks. The Floriculture team placed 3rd overall and team members consisted of C. Hamm, Z. Brabson, M. Keith and J. Odum. The agriscience teams saw great success with two projects winning a gold rating and moving onto the National Contest in Louisville, KY in October. Those individuals included M. Bise with her project “Bean there, Grown that” and J. Taylor with his project of “Got Worms Too”. On Wednesday night the STARS over Virginia had several Holston students parading across stage. J. Haga was recognized as the Proficiency winner in Ag Sales, C. Widener was recognized as the proficiency winner in Diversified Horticulture and J. Taylor was recognized at the proficiency winner in Agriscience- Animal Systems. J. Taylor was also recognized as the Appalachian Area Star in Agriscience in the state of Virginia. In the state degree ceremony there were ten members recognized for receiving their degree. Those members include C Widener, J Odum, J Haga, J Rouse, J Taylor, D Keith, I Olinger, J Gobble, B Blevins, and M Smith. During the last session M. Smith was announced as the Virginia State FFA Vice President after 3 long days of interviews and workshops. Congratulations to all the members of the Holston FFA Chapter for their accomplishments and their advisors Lawrence Cox and Sarah Scyphers for their work .

        (Article Contributed By:  FFA Advisor - Sarah Scyphers)

gocavs of the Month

Sophomore:  Jared F.

  Sophomore:  Alysha H.

Faculty:  Mr. Patterson
Staff:  Mrs. McVey