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Principal - Kendra Addison

Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker












Peyton G. WINS 2015
Pappy Thompson Award

Peyton G. has demonstrated that it is possible to be an outstanding student and athlete.  He set the standard for local high school golfers this year by claiming an individual conference title while leading the Holston Cavaliers Golf Team to their third straight Crooked Road Conference Championship and the regional tournament.  He also finished among the top six golfers in the region and went on to play in the state golf tournament.  During the Basketball season, he averaged 18 points per game.  This Spring he has functioned as the Cavs ace starting pitcher on the baseball diamond.  He also is a member of the track team and competes in the 4 X 400 Relay.  As a student, he has a 3.94 GPA and is making straight As this year.  When asked for comments about her big brother, Sophomore Madison G. stated that, Im so proud to be able to call Peyton my brother. Hes worked very hard to get where he is and Im so excited to see where the rest of his life will take him. Im very proud of him! Peyton was recently honored to be selected as the 2015 reciepient for the Gene Pappy Thompson.  The award is given to a deserving high school athlete for exemplifying what it means to be a scholar athlete.    His accomplishments were featured in the Bristol Herald-Courier in a headline article celebrating his selection.   Holston High School salutes Peyton for his accomplishments and appreciates his contributions to the school.

Click HERE to read Peyton's article with the Bristol Herald Courier.

(Article Contributed by Golf Coach - John Thacker)

Congratulations to the

Rainbows over HHS

A Note From Athletic Director
 - Travis Gray:

Congratulations to both our Baseball Softball teams for making it to the region 1A West Tournament.  This makes our Baseball teams 7th straight appearance in the Region Tournament after missing it for 20 straight years.  that speaks volumes for the job (Coach Moore, Coach Matlock, and now Coach Hughes has done.)  Softball has continued the success since 1998 of making it to the Region Tournament consistently.  They have made it 6 of the last 7 years.  Again Coach Blackburn and her staff continues to do an excellent job.

Congratulations Peyton G.
Pappy Thompson Award Winner

Emory & Henry Chamber
Choir Visits Holston


On Tuesday, May 5, the Chamber Choir of Emory and Henry College visited Holston High School.  This 14-member auditioned group is under the direction of Dr. Alyss Haecker.  They sang a variety of songs, including one that Dr. Haecker had written herself, and another that is a favorite Appalachian song, Down to the River to Pray.  At the end of the program, some of our students joined  the E &H Choir on stage, as they taught our students an African song, Kenna you Morena, and a dance that goes with it.  Dr. Haecker has spent a lot of time traveling to Africa, and studying the music.  A wonderful time was had by all, and it was a pleasure to hear this excellent group.

(Article Contributed by Chorus Director - Sue Spirup)

Interact & SADD Club Members
Help out with PAWS Campaign

In March 2015, Holston's Interact/SADD club sponsored a contest in support of the Washington County Animal Shelter and their PAWS (Providing Animals With Support) campaign. All second period classes at HHS were invited to enter the contest to see who could collect the most donations. Ms. Atwell's statistics class won the contest and enjoyed the prize, a doughnut party, greatly. Thanks to all who participated in this worthy cause!

(Article Contributed by PAWS Coordinator - Victoria Sullins)

gocavs of the Month

Senior:  Jordan P.

  Junior:  Stephanie R.