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, April 16 th , Holston High School business students traveled to Southwest Community College for the 48 th annual Business and Technology event. Students were
tested, created projects, and made business presentations to show off their skills in a competition that involved 120 other students from the counties of Tazewell, Dickenson,
Russell, Buchanan, and Washington. During the down-time when students were not involved in testing, they enjoyed listening to a motivational speaker who discussed the
importance of being timely and not procrastinating with their studies.
Five Holston High Juniors were asked for comments on the events for the day. Morgan C. said that, “Visiting SWCC gave us the opportunity to meet others. We learned about
responsibility, independence, and leadership.” Brandon P., Ashley J., and Chase T. all stated that the field trip was, “A great learning experience to help prepare us for our senior
year.” Chase also felt that the business testing environment was a good experience for him to be ready when he takes the SAT. Morgan W. added that she “Really enjoyed meeting
people from nine other FBLA clubs and having the opportunity to compete.”

The following students received awards for the contest:
o 1 st Place in Business Math – Morgan W.
o 2 nd Place in Business Math – Morgan C.
o 2 nd Place in Personal Finance – Brandon P.
o 3 rd Place in Business Basics – Cameron R.
This was a successful and exciting day for the business students involved and Holston High
would like to thank SWCC for their terrific hospitality.

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Post Date: Apr 23, 2019

HHS placed 8th in the 2019 ranking of the “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” and ranked 5th on the 2019 ranking of the top 10 small schools. W!se (Working in Support of Education) is a leading educational nonprofit with a mission to develop the financial literacy of young Americans. Being placed on the “100 Best” ranking means that students at HHS earned outstanding scores on W!se’s national standardized Financial Literacy Certification Test.

HHS administrators Kendra Addison and Gabe Long have made teaching financial literacy a crucial component of the curriculum.  By incorporating W!se’s award-winning program, the students at HHS have been empowered to take control of their future and ensure that they are able to achieve financial well-being.

Ms. Lisa Rose, personal finance teacher at HHS, traveled to the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Monday, April 15, 2019 to attend an invitation-only ceremony sponsored by Voya Financial recognizing the Top 100 schools.



Post Date: Apr 23, 2019

The French classes at Patrick Henry & Holston recently finished a lesson on the French involvement during World War 2 and the role of the French resistance and Nazi collaborators and the impact that has had on the French culture. They had the opportunity to attend King University and hear from Holocaust & refugee survivor, Esther Starobin. Esther was 2 years old when she was sent via Kindertransport to live with a foster family in England. Esther never saw her parents again as they died in Auschwitz concentration camp. She shared the story of love and sacrifice as her parents found a way for her and her (4) siblings to escape Germany and how their bond as a family grew even after such a tragic loss. For more information on Esther, you can visit: 

Post Date: Mar 6, 2019

On February 15, 2019 the Holston Cavalier Boys Varsity Basketball Team won their 1st Hogoheegee Tournament in school history by a score of 59-54 against the Chilhowie Warriors.  Behind a tenacious defensive effort and hot shooting the Cavaliers held a 34-17 halftime lead and held off a furious comeback attempt by the Warriors to seal their first ever Tournament Championship. The Cavaliers exhibited a balanced attack in claiming the victory with four players reaching double figures, Jordan K. (13 points), Ben H. (14 points), Layton H. (10 points) and Nathan M. (16 points).  The Championship game capped off a week where the Cavaliers picked up a 68-66 victory over the 2nd seeded Northwood Panthers earlier in the week and touched off a jubilant celebration by the Holston Fans in attendance! Team members are Seniors: Ben H. #3, Mason K. #12, Eric R. #24, Caleb C. #30, Nathan M. #34, Gage F. #44 and Juniors, Jordan K. #00, Brandon V. #10, Layton H. #20, Justin H. #22, and Austin F. #32.

The Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team entered the season hungry for the chance to play in the district title game. They set the goal for themselves to win each day, finishing as 1-0. Those 1-0 days in practice and in competition soon began to add up as they would find themselves ending the regular season with the record of 18-3, including an unblemished district record.  The team topped off a spectacular season winning a 46-42 overtime thriller over Chilhowie in the District championship game. This game meant much more than a trophy or the crowing of champions. It proved to the young cavaliers that they had what it took to be champions on the court and off. They showed that they were able to overcome adversity on and off the court to achieve their common goal. They proved to themselves that they have what it takes to succeed at whatever it is they put their minds to.

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Post Date: Feb 28, 2019

After a stellar high school career, senior Claudia F. has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Emory & Henry.  Claudia's list of athletic accomplishments at Holston is impressive; she has been a standout on the basketball court and softball field.  During the Hogoheegee District basketball tournament, she capped off a great personal season by joining the HHS 1000 Point Club.  Claudia told attendees at her signing that "playing basketball at the college level has always been her dream and she has been working hard since she was in elementary school to make this dream come true."  Holston High School wishes Claudia the very best at E&H!


Post Date: Feb 28, 2019


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