21308 Monroe Road                PH#  (276) 739-4000   
               Damascus, VA  24236             FAX# (276) 475-4024              

Principal - Kendra Addison Honaker

Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker












  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.


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.


22nd - Cross Country @ Council
23rd - School will dismiss @ 1:15
23rd - Volleyball @ Haysi
24th - Football @ Rural Retreat
29th - Cross Country @ Council
        (Conference #47 Finals)
31st - Football @ George Wythe

Freshmen Learn Teamwork
@ River's Way


River's Way Outdoor Adventure Park in Bluff City, Tennessee hosted a selected group of Holston High School Freshmen at their facility.  Director Bryan Ulrich led the students on the "high ropes course", which takes students between sixty to seventy feet above the ground.  Most of the students were able to make it to the top level and ride the swing down.  The trip centered around the themes of teamwork, effort, and self confidence.  The best part of the ropes event was the encouragement that students gave to each other when they saw someone begin to doubt whether they could make it to the next level.

The trip is part of four events that River's Way holds with the Holston Freshmen.  There are two team building events held on the grounds at HHS, the ropes course, and the culminating event; a caving trip in the Spring.   The trip was sponsored by the Justin Foundation.

(Article contributed by Assistant Principal - Jackson Barker)

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

Freshman:  Cole B.

  Freshman:  Isabella M.