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Principal - Kendra Addison Honaker

Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker












  FBLA Learns About the Business of
Country Music; Also Tours Local Bakery


On Tuesday, October 28th, the Future Business Leaders of America were provided a trip to Bristol, to Learn about many new business experiences. Our first stop was to Blackbird Bakery, where we got to not only taste many great pastries, but also hear about the process of them becoming of a new business. We learned that starting a business is not just something that can take off the first week, but that there are sacrifices and activities we must give up, in hope our business will be successful.

We crossed the street to tour the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. On the tour, we got to enjoy some great music and wonderful films. Junior Amber H. (FBLA President) was happy when she said, "After my experiences today, I'm inspired to open my own business some day." Other student comments about the trip included a statement by Sophomore - Dalton T., "The Long standing tradition of country music is important to our region."  Sophomore, Kendra W. enjoyed singing karaoke in the sound booth.  Senior Chelsey W. said that, "The Country Music Museum was wonderful, we got to Learn so many things about old country music, and new business experiences."  Fellow Senior, Canaan H. stated that, "What I Liked about the field trip was meeting the owner of Blackbird Bakery.  She explained how she first started the business, the struggles faced by her and her husband, and what they had to do in order to become successful."

The club had a wonderful trip, and we are very excited to continue our journey with FBLA!

(Article Contributed by FBLA Secretary - Senior Rachel F.)


click banner for school fight song

50 Years of Cavaliers

Congratulations to the Marching Cavalier Band
For Receiving a SUPERIOR Rating @ the State
Band Festival on October 18th @ Pulaski H.S.


31st - Football @ George Wythe


 3rd - Volleyball Home - Haysi
 4th - Election Day - School Closed
 5th - Club Day
 5th - Cross Country @ John Battle

 7th - Football Home - Chilhowie
 8th - HHS Band Bingo
13th - Mid-Term Progress Reports

Students Attend FBLA
Leadership Conference


On Thursday, October 2nd, ten HHS students went to Bluefield College in Virginia to attend the Regional FBLA Leadership Conference.  While at the conference, students were given a tour of the campus and attended various workshops ranging from topics in Business Achievement and Etiquette to College Admissions and developing effective Leadership strategies.

Students who attended the conference were asked for comments on the trip.  Senior Canaan H. stated that he, "Enjoyed going to workshops to Learn new ways to become a Leader."  Junior Faith R. said that she, "Liked taking the tour of the college the most."  Fellow Junior Seth H. said he, "Liked meeting other FBLA members from different schools."

The students pictured above Left to Right are (Front) - Erica G., Sydney T., Rachel F., and Amber H. (Back) - Seth H., Canaan H., Alexandra L., Faith R., Hannah H., and Nich H.

Holston Freshman is
Making A Difference

Isabella M., a freshman at HHS, has launched a school-wide recycling project.  She has placed blue recycling cans at key points in the building for students and teachers to deposit their plastic bottles.  She accessed community help in the project, as she persuaded the Abingdon Lowe's Home Improvement Store to contribute the blue collection cans.  She empties all the cans twice a week, gathering two 50 pound bags of plastic bottles.  These items are removed from the waste stream.

Isabella would like to expand her recycling effort to include aluminum in the future.  She would also like to try some art projects that feature the use of her bottles.  She also hopes to create some promotional posters to make everyone in the building aware of the value of recycling.  Isabella was also named Cavalier of the Month for October.

                  (Article Contributed by Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker)

gocavs of the Month

Junior:  Jake-Lee J.

  Freshman:  Emma P.