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

For the fifth consecutive year, Holston High School has been recognized as one of the top 100 best W!SE high schools in personal finance education.  In addition the school was also presented the Silver Anniversary Cup recognizing Holston as one of the highest performing schools in the nation for the last five years. 

w!se created the 100 Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance to recognize schools of excellence in its national network of participants in the Financial Literacy Certification program. This award winning program provides schools with the curriculum and resources to support their personal finance instruction and to measure students’ financial literacy when they take w!se’s Financial Literacy Certification Test. Students passing the Test become Certified Financially Literate™ a nationally recognized credential.

The “100 Best” ranking is the first and only national ranking in the field of personal finance education and is determined based on the average Certification Test score from each school with consideration given to the number of test takers and the socio-economic background of the students at each school.

Congratulations to our Business Department - Mrs. Joy Munsey and Mr. Sam Campbell.

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Post Date: May 3, 2017

On March 24-25, 11th and 12th grade GATE students and dual enrollment U.S. History students enjoyed a whirlwind trip including three college campus visits and a tour of Monticello.  Students were given guided tours at Radford University and Virginia Tech including their residence halls and classroom and dining facilities.  The following day students were privileged to receive a 3 hour guided tour of Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, made possible through the Charles Angel scholarship fund.  After leaving Monticello, students were able to experience Thomas Jefferson's vision for learning by a trip to the historic part of the University of Virginia's campus including the Rotunda and the Lawn.



Post Date: Apr 3, 2017

Dakota T., whose talents have helped make the Holston High School baseball program a success for the last four years, will wear the colors of the Milligan College Buffaloes next year. According to his coach, John Thacker, Dakota has played all the positions on the baseball diamond during his time at HHS. He was Holston’s offensive leader last season with a .393 batting average. While Dakota is primarily a catcher, he will also be the second starter in the pitching rotation this season. He has already scored a win for the Cavs on the mound.

The signing took place on March 23, 2017. Along with his mother and father and family members, Coach Thacker, Milligan Coaches Nathan Meade and Steve McMillan, and his baseball teammates celebrated the occasion. Dakota plans to pursue a degree in Exercise Science and become a certified athletic trainer. The faculty and staff of Holston High School appreciate Dakota’s contributions to the school and its athletic programs and congratulate him as he takes on his new role.

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Post Date: Mar 27, 2017

The Holston FFA Chapter placed 2nd in the Virginia State Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event on Saturday March 18, 2012.  The six student team traveled to Turner Ashby High School and competed against eight of the most competitive FFA chapters in Virginia. Parliamentary Procedure is one of the most challenging competitions in the FFA which takes more preparation than any other and is often referred to as the “Super Bowl” of Career Development Events.  The Virginia FFA Parliamentary Procedure event tests students' ability to effectively communicate ideas and to think critically to solve a problem during business a meeting. Components included a general knowledge exam of parliamentary law, a ten minute demonstration of parliamentary procedure, and oral questions. By placing 2nd the Holston FFA has the opportunity to represent Virginia at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts this September. 

Team members were: Allie C., Morgan T., Maggie B., Marissa P., Morgan K., and Trayton M. with Coach Lawrence Cox. 


Post Date: Mar 22, 2017

Holston High School’s Future Business Leaders of America Club visited the Bristol Motor Speedway on Thursday, March 9th.  Students had the opportunity to see what it takes to run a large racing facility. Mr. David Baldwin gave the students an inside tour of the track, finish line, drag way, and even a great panoramic view of the track from the Bristol Club suite.  While at the Speedway, students saw how much work is put into just one event.  For example, the staff was already painting and setting up for the April race!  Mr. Baldwin also showed the students where the NASCAR drivers and the media stay on the grounds while at the Speedway.  The bus also went down the drag way and arrived just in time to see five deer run across the end of the strip.  Luckily, there were not any cars traveling through at over 300 mph at the time.

Students were asked for comments on their tour.  Junior Sierra M. learned that, “Colossus, the jumbo screen in the center of the track weighs over 700 tons.”  Another junior, Jacob V. found out that, “The price to rent skyboxes can go as high as $125,000” and he plans on reserving one or two suites for a future race.  Junior Leah C. said that, “It was a great learning experience for any one going into a business related field of any size.”  The FBLA would like to thank BMS and Mr. Baldwin for their hospitality in making this industry visit an enjoyable and successful event.


Post Date: Mar 21, 2017


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