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Principal - Kendra Addison Honaker

Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker












Teacher Wins
Major Professional Award



Holston High School Agriculture Teacher Sarah Scyphers recently won a major competition, proving that she is at the top of her profession.  On December 3rd, Scyphers competed in the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s annual Young Farmers Discussion Meet.  The competition was held in Hot Springs, Virginia at the organization’s annual convention.

Scyphers and the other competitors tackled the following topics:  “How should our nation’s policies balance concerns about food insecurity against concerns about the safety or environmental impact of modern agricultural technologies? What role should farmers have in discussing and debating these issues in our society and with our lawmakers?”  While Scyphers and the others recognized the importance of social media and electronic communications for farmers, she noted that personal one-on-one conversations are still a valuable means of exchanging information.

All the participants received a $500 award.  For winning, Mrs. Scyphers also received a John Deere Gator utility vehicle.  She moves on to represent Virginia at the national level in January in San Diego, California.  You can click HERE to read the press release on her event.  Congratulations again to Mrs. Scyphers.

 (Article Contributed By Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker)

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19th - School Will Dismiss @ 1:15
19th - Boys Basketball Home - GW
20th - Wrestling @ Wise-Central
(22nd & 23rd) Boys & Girls Bball 
  Hogo District Tournament - Home
29th - Wrestling @ Abingdon


 2nd - Basketball Quad
          @ Rural Retreat
 3rd - Wrestling @
 5th - School Closed
         (Teacher Workday)
 6th - Semester #2 Begins
 8th - Basketball Quad Home
          - Chilhowie
 9th - Basketball Quad @

Teacher Makes Professional Development a Priority


Holston High School Business Teacher Joy Munsey believes that she can serve the needs of students more effectively by continuing her professional development and learning all she can about the world of business and finance.   This summer Mrs. Munsey attended the Graduate Teachers' Workshop at the New York Stock Exchange.  She spent four days at the New York Stock Exchange and heard from experts in the field.  Those present also made three trips to the Exchange Floor and were treated to lunch each day at the NYSE with brokers.  They were also invited to visit the investment floor at Chase Bank.


In November Mrs. Munsey received a partial scholarship to go to the JumpStart Educators' Conference in Los Angeles.  The event was designed for Personal Finance teachers.  This was the JumpStart Coalition’s sixth annual conference and it was the second time Mrs. Munsey was invited.   The program included of sessions with expert speakers.  Topics included: "How to Invest in Today's Economy", “Debunking Your Credit Report", and "Trends in ID Theft".  Mrs. Munsey was one of only two teachers from Southwest Virginia who were invited to the conference.


Mrs. Munsey stated: "Both were quality conferences and well worth my time.   I look forward to sharing information and resources with fellow economics and personal finance teachers this summer in a workshop."

Cheerleaders Hit The Big Stage

The Holston High School Cheerleaders were recently invited to cheer at the ACC Championship.  The Cav ladies led the crowd in cheers prior to the game in Charlotte on December 6th.  Being asked to participate was a high honor, as only three teams from Virginia made the cut.

HHS’s Cheerleaders qualified for the event by winning a Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) sponsored camp competition at ETSU in the Summer.  Squad members are: Jesse R., Rachel F., Raven K., Caitlyn D., Kaitlyn R., Hannah H., Amber H., Sydney T., Noelle M., Sara B., Taylor B., Emily A., Miranda H., Jordan P., and Katie H.  Sponsor Gina Thomas and her crew have earned the respect of the school and their fellow cheerleaders from Southwest Virginia.

 (Article Contributed By Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker)

gocavs of the Month

Senior:  Grayson B.

  Senior:  Megan B.