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              Damascus, VA  24236        FAX# (276) 475-4024              

Principal - Kendra Addison

Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker












Holston Welcomes Three
New Faculty Members

Holston High School is proud to welcome three new faculty members to its team.  They are:  Science teacher Joe Smith, Special Education teacher Cyndie Parkin, and Day Treatment counselor Cody Ewing.  All three bring pertinent experience that will help them serve the students well. 


Cyndie Parkin comes to Holston from New Kent County, Virginia, where she served as a resource teacher for six years.  She also served as her schoolís Special Education department chair.  A native of Smyth County, she also spent time living in the western states.  She worked for the American Heart Association in California and taught in an elementary school in Colorado.


Cody Ewing has experience as an intensive in-home therapist at the Youth Villages in Johnson City, Tennessee.  He also worked with at-risk youth at Health Connect America in Tennessee.  He is a recent graduate of East Tennessee State University and holds a bachelorís degree in Human Services Counseling.


Joe Smith comes to Washington County after enjoying a thirty-one year career with the Sullivan County, Tennessee school system.  Prior to that, he taught for three years in Pulaski County, Virginia.  He is a farmer who resides in the Lime Hill Community and is a lifelong resident of Washington County, Virginia.  Mr. Smith joined the faculty in September 2014, and this year marks his first full year at HHS. 


Holston High School welcomes these exceptional individuals to the faculty


(Article Contributed by Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker)

Welcome Back


Damascus Senior League
Softball Team Plays in
 2015 World Series


The Damascus Senior League Softball Team made history this year.  The lineup, which includes several players from Holston High School, went all the way to the Senior League World Series.   The team had epic wins during the district, state, and regional tournaments.  The Regional tournament featured championship teams from several southern states.  Damascus bested Floridaís top team to claim the regional crown.

Following their championship run, the girls moved on to the World Series, where the ten best Senior League teams were matched up.  Every Region of the United States was represented as well as Canada, Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia.  The Damascus team bested the Canadian champs 12-2 on August 2nd and followed up with a 6-2 victory over the Czech Republic squad on August 3rd.  The teamís victorious run ended on August 4th, but the achievements of the team have reflected well upon them and the community. 

Team members are:  Brianna V., Kaylee O., Sierra M., Brittany J., Makenzie S., Madison G., Kensey S., Rachel H., Kendra W., and Madison P.  The manager is Robert Vannoy.  The coaches are Kenny Wampler and Josh Milhorne.  Holston High School and the Damascus community salute the team and their remarkable season.

(Article Contributed by Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker)

Students to Participate
in National FFA Program

There are good things happening this fall at Holston High with the FFA! Morgan K. (center) and Chloe Y (right) have been accepted into the National FFA Band program for this year's FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY. Ashelyn W. (Left) was also accepted into the National FFA Chorus program for the same event.  They will be performing live in front of 60,000 people at the convention and across the country on RFDTV. These ladies had to submit an application and a recorded audition to be selected for their spot. There are only 80 spots for each program that students fill from across the nation. We are so proud of these ladies and cannot wait for them to experience this amazing opportunity.

(Article Contributed by FFA Coordinator - Sarah Scyphers)

gocavs of the Month

Junior:  Branson T.

  Junior:  Tori K.