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 Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Holston High School Marching Cavaliers traveled to Salem, VA to compete in the Virginia Marching Band Championships. The event is an annual state-wide marching band competition. The Marching Cavaliers competed in Class A against other bands from across the Commonwealth including larger localities such as Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Richmond, and Northern Virginia. When results were announced, the Cavaliers received the award for 4th place among all Virginia’s Class A schools.  In addition, the Cavs came in 16th Place among all Virginia bands, regardless of band classification. The band looks forward to returning to the Championship competition next year with an eye toward ranking even higher.  Holston’s faculty and staff congratulate the band and its director, Mr. Logan Childress.

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Post Date: Nov 17, 2017

Teachers Eric Carrigan and Aaron Napier launched a new club at Holston High School for the 2017-18 school year.  The Wilderness Club was designed to help the students appreciate the natural beauty of our area and develop good stewardship habits.  In keeping with this theme, the club travelled to the conjunction of the Middle Fork and South Fork of the Holston River after school on Wednesday, November 1st.  Upon arriving, they cleaned up a selected area.  In undertaking the activity, the students were able to appreciate the beauty of the Holston River tributaries and witness how the irresponsibility of those who litter can impact the beauty of the landscape and possibly harm the associated ecosphere.  It was a great learning, as well as service, project.

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Post Date: Nov 17, 2017

Holston High School’s art classes have launched a brand new project.  The class will be doing a mural to help decorate the wall outside the classroom.  The mural will represent both seasonal and interesting current themes.  To kick off the year, the class painted the phases of the recent eclipse.  A total solar eclipse recurs only once every decade or so over the Northern Hemisphere.  After the August 21, 2017 event, the U.S. will not see another total eclipse until 2024.  All of Holston’s students viewed the occurrence through their specialized “eclipse glasses”.  The art class was inspired by the event and came back to create the mural.

Ms. Jessie Smith is the teacher. K. Finley and E. Sullivan were the student leaders of the project.

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Post Date: Nov 14, 2017

The Holston High Cross Country Team has enjoyed continued success this season.  The team members include Kealey R., Hayden L., and Ryland H. for the Ladies along with Jordan O., Kaiden F., Dylan T., Miles H., Jordan K., & Carson B. for the Guys.  On Tuesday, October 24th, the three ladies each finished individually in the top six, while the guys team was the district runner up, led by the Hogoheegee individual champion Jordan K.  The team placed in the Regional event to qualify for the state championships to be held on Veteran's Day at the Great Meadow Course in The Plains, VA.  With the guys qualifying as a team, this will mark the first time in 26 years that Holston has sent an entire team to state when former Cavalier Marching Band Director, Uley Daniels coached the 1991 Girls team.  Congratulations to this years cross country team members and best of luck to them in the State Finals.


Post Date: Nov 1, 2017


Post Date: Oct 30, 2017


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