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

Mia A., who has been a fixture on the Holston High School varsity softball team since her freshman year, will wear the colors of the Emory and Henry Wasps next year.  She signed her intent to play in December with her coaches, family, and team mates joining her to celebrate.   Mia has been an offensive standout, leading her team with 3 home runs and a .413 batting average last year.  She also has the distinction of sharing the Virginia High School League’s record of 6 runs batted in for a single game.  She will be playing catcher and third base for the Wasps.  Mia has narrowed her choice of majors down to two and will pursue a degree in athletic training or biology.  Ultimately, she wants to become a physical therapist.  Even with the excitement of being signed, Mia will focus on her upcoming final season as a Cav and hopes to lead her team into a championship run.  HHS thanks Mia for representing them well and wishes her the best of luck as she begins her studies and joins her new team.

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Post Date: Jan 11, 2017

Mrs. Munsey’s 3rd period Economics and Personal Finance Class earned their W!SE Financial Literacy Certification this Fall.  Students took a timed 50-question test covering topics in credit, banking, money management, investing, and insurance.  This class is a graduation requirement but students also earn an industry credential and a verified credit by passing the W!SE test.  Congratulations to these students for a 100% pass rate!

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Post Date: Jan 5, 2017

The annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes football game held at Tennessee High School allowed four HHS cheerleaders to cheer for over 30 schools from Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. The cheerleaders were assigned to the East team and were presented with the opportunity to cheer for schools they often call rivals during the regular season. The ladies were able to cheer on (sadly, for the last time) their very own Owen P., an HHS Senior, who was a member of the East team


Post Date: Jan 5, 2017

In November, auditions were held for both the Junior and the Senior District Chorus. Holston High School students stood out at these events. Eight HHS choral members were ultimately selected for the elite group that includes the best singers in Virginia’s District 7.

Deanna A. and Troy M. will represent the school in the Junior District Chorus. Kenna T., Jenna G., Sierra G., Lauren W., Jacob B., and Jake S. were all selected for the Senior District Chorus. The culminating event for the Junior District Chorus will be held in March at the Southwest Virginia Community College and the Senior District event will take place at Marion Senior High School in February. These talented students, along with others selected from around the region, will rehearse in choirs of over 100 voices led by distinguished guest conductors. Both culminating events will feature a concert open to the public. Congratulations to these students for their hard work and dedication.

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Post Date: Jan 5, 2017

Carl Reedy, the Assistant VDOT District Administrator for Washington County and the surrounding area, recently spoke to the HHS Future Business Leaders of America.  Mr. Reedy had the honor of being a faculty member at Holston when the school opened in 1964.  He remained there for the next four years, teaching Biology and coaching.  Mr. Reedy made a career change after his time as a teacher, transitioning into the Virginia Department of Transportation.  There he worked his way up the career ladder.  He now has one of the most prominent jobs in the department.  He returned to HHS on December 1st to enlighten the students about career opportunities within VDOT.  While most people think of VDOT utilizing road crew members and flag men, the agency also employs accountants, secretaries, administrators, engineers, environmentalists, surveyors, right of way specialists, property appraisers, and maintenance personnel.  It is a multi-faceted agency.  Mr. Reedy informed the students about the mentorship and internship programs the department offers as well.  When asked to reflect on the presentation, Senior Club members Brianna V. and Abby H. stated that "It was great to learn more about VDOT", while FBLA Secretary Mia A. said, "There's a lot more career opportunities involved in VDOT than I realized."



Post Date: Jan 5, 2017


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