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Principal - Mrs. Kendra Honaker

Vice Principal - Mr. Jackson Barker












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 Morganís 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. Morganís 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)

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50 Years of Cavaliers

The Class of 2014 Senior Video is now ONLINE
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New Worker Permit Information

2014-15 Classroom Supply List

    Everyone Have a
Safe and Enjoyable
Summer Vacation

See You in August


Holston Recognizes
Student Achievement


On Thursday, May 15, 2014, Holston High School held its annual underclassmen awards program.  With the parents of award winners in attendance, each department recognized students who had exceptional grades, perfect attendance, or had excelled in a skilled contest.

There were over one hundred recognitions during the ceremony.  2013-14 was an exceptional year and demonstrated that, even after fifty years of providing education, Holston flourishes because of its teachers, students, and the community that supports it.

The ceremony was capped off with the recognition of two outstanding teachers.  Dorothy Richey was selected by the faculty as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year and Uley Daniels received recognition as the year's Outstanding Teacher by the SCA.  The faculty and staff look forward to providing many more years of service to the community.

(Article Contributed by:  Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker)

Abby H. Receives
FBLA Attendance Award

Congratulations to Freshman Abby H. who was chosen to receive the FBLA Attendance Award for the 2013-2014 school year.  There were seven students who had perfect attendance for the entire school year along with no unexcused tardies, thus making them eligible to receive the prize.  The students who met the criteria each had their names placed into a pool on the Guidance Department computer.  The winner was then selected through a random drawing by Mr. Walker using Student id numbers.

Abby received a Cash Prize of $50 courtesy of the Bank of Damascus along with a Gift Certificate from Subway Restaurant.  Congratulations from the Holston FBLA Club to Abby as well as each of the monthly award winners.

gocavs of the Month

2014 Graduate:  Scotty H.

  Junior:  Taylor B.