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

On Tuesday, October 30, the FFA Soils Teams competed in the Appalachian Area FFA Soils Judging Competition.  Our senior team placed 1st overall and our junior team of just 9th graders placed 2nd overall.  Baylee T. was the high individual overall and Madison B. was the high individual for our junior team.  The teams will compete on November 6 in Strasburg, Virginia, at the state competition.




Post Date: Nov 15, 2018
The HHS Environmental Science class recently tested water samples around the Holston campus using new equipment purchased from Vernier . Students worked to measure dissolved oxygen, temperature, and pH of the stream and fish pond. They will use the data they collected, using the Go Direct Sensors, to determine overall water quality to compare the two sites. The technology matches up great- they seemed to find it easy to connect to their smart devices and had no trouble toggling through the options, such as data display and units of measurement. This was essentially a workshop to familiarize students with the probe ware. Their final project is coming up and it will be a culmination of their water quality research.
Post Date: Nov 15, 2018
On November 9, 2018 the Holston High School Boys Cross Country Team traveled to The Plains, Va (about 45 minutes from Washington D.C.) to complete in the State Finals at the Great Meadow course.  Junior Jordan K. crossed the finish line first at a time of 16 minutes, 15 seconds to take the individual title.  This is the first time a Holston student has ever been crowned as the champion for the sport.  Jordan finished with a 13 second margin of victory.  His post-race interview and press release article can be found at:
Jordan received an invitation to a national event to be held in Charlotte, N.C. on Thanksgiving weekend.  Congratulations to Jordan and the entire cross country team on a successful season.
Post Date: Nov 13, 2018

On September 22, 2018, members of the HHS Key Club, along with their sponsors and members of the Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club, joined forces to bring new life to a shelter located on the Appalachian Trail.  The day marked the annual observation of National Public Lands Day, a signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation that promotes both popular enjoyment and volunteer conversation of public lands.

Click the link below to read the entire story featured online at Southwest Virginia Today:

Post Date: Nov 7, 2018

On Monday October 22nd, the Holston High School National Art Honor Society members visited RVES. They taught a kindergarten class about mosaics and talked with them about pattern and expression which they used on their pumpkins! Then the NAHS students helped Mrs. Compton show a 1st grade class how to create pinch pots. The students earned art service hours to upkeep their NAHS membership for this school year while getting to spend time with the elementary students at lunch and in the classroom! 


Post Date: Oct 23, 2018


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