Principal's Message

KHonaker.jpg Dear Holston High School Community,

I would like to welcome all of you to our Holston High School family.  I say family because most of the students that we teach have parents and grandparents who attended this very school. The Holston community is a proud, strong community full of history and tradition.  I am honored to be a part of that pride, strength and tradition serving as Principal of Holston High School.

With over 50 years of experience and tradition, our Vision—“enabling each student to achieve their highest academic, social, and physical potential in order to become responsible and productive citizens” guides and inspires our faculty and staff to achieve excellence in teaching and learning.  

We appreciate and embrace the opportunity to serve your students.  We encourage you to become an active participant in your student’s educational journey!  I thank all of you for your continued support and for your commitment to the students that we serve.


Kendra D. Addison
Holston High School

Latest News

The Holston FBLA Club went to King University on November 22nd for a business workshop and campus tour. Dr. Pate, the Dean of the King
School of Business gave valuable insight into what it takes to start up your own business and become an entrepreneur. He said that King
University is planning to pilot a dual-enrollment business course for high school students in the fall of 2020. Students also learned that King
University participates in eSports and has a competitive program similar to the one that started at HHS earlier this semester.
Several students were asked for their comments on the field trip. Junior, Cameron R. appreciated the “Easy access to all surrounding buildings
and classrooms.” Senior Dawson V. and junior Keegan W. enjoyed watching the basketball team practice. Dawson also stated that he thought it was,
“Neat to learn about all the different academic and athletic programs offered at the school.” Senior Kloe H. and Sophomore Jesse M. added
that the “food in the dining hall was amazing.” Senior Abbey C. learned about the vegan diet offerings available in the cafeteria from the
Enrollment Counselor, Mr. Bosworth.  This was a valuable learning experience which provided exposure to what college life is like for the 20 club members who took part in the
event. The Holston FBLA would like to thank King University for their outstanding hospitality.

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Post Date: Dec 3, 2019

The Holston FFA Soils Evaluation team placed first in the Virginia State Career Development Event on Tuesday, November 5th.  Team members were Stacy D., Levi P., Chlowe T., Baylee T., and Hunter T..  Individually Chlowe T. placed 10th, Stacy D. placed 5th and Baylee T. was high individual overall.  These FFA members qualify to compete in the National Land Evaluation event in Oklahoma City this coming May.  Please congratulate these FFA members and Mrs. Kelsey Davidson for coaching her first state winning team!!!!!!!


Post Date: Nov 11, 2019

On Tuesday, October 29th, the HHS Cross Country Team competed in the Hogoheegee District Finals held at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, Virginia.  Placing individually for the Girls Team was McKenzie G. (12th) and Cortlyn K. (14th).  Both girls will compete in the Regional Finals.

On the boys side, senior Jordan K. captured his third straight district title.  Other top ten finishers included Kaiden F. (7th) and Dylan T. (9th).  Congratulations to the boys team on winning the first cross country district title at Holston High School.  Good luck to both teams as they head to the Regional Finals.


Post Date: Nov 11, 2019

The Holston High School golf team, lead by Hogoheegee District Medalist Austin B. and Region 1D Medalist Mason S., will make their third straight appearance at the VHSL Class 1 State Championship Golf Tournament on October 14th & 15th at the Pete Dye River Course in Blacksburg, Virginia.  The golf team finished as district runner-ups at the September tournament held at Holston Hills Country Club in Marion, Virginia, and went on to claim their third consecutive title as Region 1D champions last week at Tazewell Country Club.  Austin and Mason will lead teammates Dylan T., Braxton V., Thomas R., Brycen R., and James D. as they battle to bring home another state golf championship.


Post Date: Oct 11, 2019

5th grade classes at RVES have been learning about plants for their 5th grade science SOL and Mr. Cox, Horticulture Instructor at HHS, was asked to provide some enrichment activities to help facilitate the concepts.  Each 5th grade student brought in an empty 2 liter bottle and the top was cut off of to make a miniature terrarium that the students will be able to watch grow and then take home.  The Introduction to Plants students at HHS started and rooted the cuttings to provide the plant materials for the lessons.  Asexual propagation of plants is one of the competencies for horticulture classes here at Holston.  Mr. Cox and the students also decided to conduct a little experiment on light to compare the plants in one of the regular clear bottle terrariums to the plants grown in a green bottle.  They are anxiously waiting to see how that turns out!

This has been a great low cost project that has benefited both the students at HHS and the 5th grade students at Rhea Valley.  Mr. Cox stated "It has been alot of fun for me and for the RVES students and I wanted to share our experience with you all".
Post Date: Oct 10, 2019


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