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 SADD Club sponsored by Mrs. Counts at Holston High School celebrated "Hello Week" for the week of September 23rd-27th.  The "Hello Week" promise is based on the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident and the objectives are to have students to be aware of students being alone, to reach out and help, and to START WITH HELLO.  Some of the activities during the week was Creative Day with each student  given a pencil so he/she could write a poem, a poster, an illustration, or a cartoon emphasizing the importance of saying "hello."  Tuesday was Meet-n-Greet with  students being recognized as they entered the school and given a treat.  Wednesday continued with the students and faculty united in wearing green to support "Start with Hello."  Wednesday was Mix-n-Mingle to encourage students to sit with someone so no one sat alone.  Friday was Random Acts of Kindness day and display of students' work from Creative Day.  Also, a Hello Smile Wall was hung up in the cafeteria for students to sign.

It was a great week and brought awareness to the students the importance of being recognized on a daily basis.
Post Date: Oct 3, 2019

Dear Parents:  Picture Day for underclassmen is quickly approaching.  More information will be sent home with students this week.


Post Date: Sep 4, 2019

United Way of Southwest Virginia’s Ignite Program provides our region’s high school students with a four-week summer internship component designed to teach critical workplace skills and prepare students for the workplace through hands-on work experience. Internships bridge the gap between the worlds of learning and work by connecting students and schools with employees and employers.  This summer, Holston High School had 3 students complete an internship with the program.

Logan B. is a rising senior at Holston High School, and will be working with Utility Trailer Manufacturing. She will hold an office clerical position, gaining workplace experience. Logan stated, “I am excited to use my time this summer in a productive way. I will not have much time to gain work experience during my senior year because I am taking dual enrollment classes, so having time this summer is very helpful for my future.”

Morgan C. will soon enter into her senior year at Holston High School with a summer of experience already under her belt. Through the Ignite Internship Program, Morgan will be working with the Bristol School Board office in the Finance department. As an analytical person, Morgan enjoys working closely with numbers. Morgan states that she is eager to gain experience this summer!

Eric R. is a rising freshman at Virginia Highlands Community College, graduating high school only a few weeks prior to beginning his internship through the Ignite Program. Eric will be working in the Marketing department at Emory and Henry this summer, where he will gain valuable experience. Eric states that he is excited to have this opportunity so early in his college career!

Post Date: Aug 22, 2019

Jordan K., HHS junior wins his second Class 1A State Championship in the 800m event at the State Track Meet at East Rockingham High School, in Elkton.  Jordan was also the Class 1A State Champion in the State Cross Country meet at Great Meadow.  Congratulations Jordan! 

Jordan K.

Post Date: Aug 21, 2019
Holston High School would like to extend a special welcome to our new faculty members:
v Guidance – Ms. Campbell
v Social Studies – Mr. Bailey
v Chorus – Mr. Fore
     v Agriculture – Ms. Davidson
v Art – Mr. Harlow
v Learning Lab – Mr. Moore
Post Date: Aug 16, 2019


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