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

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

Kendra W. will remain a Cav even after she graduates in May.  The Holston High School senior recently signed to play softball for the UVA Wise Cavaliers.  As a four-year varsity starter, she has put up some impressive numbers.  Last year she posted a batting average of over .400 while hitting 2 home runs.  She has also been flawless in field as a shortstop, continually impressing her coach Lisa Blackburn by making impossible plays seem routine.  She began her career in machine pitch softball at age seven and has played steadily since then.  Although she has been involved in other sports at Holston, softball remains her true passion.  She will begin tournament play in the fall and launch her regular season play next spring.  She joins her older sister Chelsea, who signed with King University in 2015, as a college level athlete.  She intends to study nursing and leave UVA Wise with a BSN degree.

Holston High School congratulates Kendra on her great achievement and wishes her continued success in the future.

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Post Date: Nov 29, 2016

On Monday, November 21, 2016, sixteen HHS students were inducted into the first HHS chapter of the National Art Honor Society. The students were inducted into the society which was created by the National Art Education Association for the purpose of acknowledging outstanding artistic scholarship, strong character, and community service. 


Post Date: Nov 29, 2016

On Saturday, November 12th, the Holston High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) Club visited the Knoxville Zoo.  FBLA members were able to see many different animals throughout the zoo, and learn about their natural habitats and the care that is needed in order for these animals to stay healthy and happy.  The students also got to see how hard the workers strive to keep the park clean and functional for both the animals and people viewing the exhibits.  The members also got to experience many different species and animals from various continents.  Bethany Q., an 11th grade student said, “The zoo was an excellent example of how a business is operated day in and day out!  I also enjoyed getting to be around friends and going out to eat afterwards”.  Sophomores Claudia F. and Sarah S. added that,”The zoo was an excellent experience and we enjoyed seeing all of the animals”.  


Post Date: Nov 29, 2016

On October 12 the Holston High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) attended the VDOT Career Fair at the Virginia Higher Education Center. FBLA members were able to see the different transportation-related careers available with VDOT:  road and bridge construction, communications, environmental management, equipment operation, and traffic logistics and control.  These behind-the-scenes jobs opened some of the students’ eyes to new possible career options. Nathan M., a student, said; “The fieldtrip to the career fair was fun. I learned about many different things VDOT does and how hard they work to keep our roads in good condition and safe.”  For many of the students, highlights included watching Med-Flight land in the parking lot, climbing up in the helicopter and sitting in some of the large road equipment.  “It was a great experience and it was a blast,” Jacob C.


Post Date: Nov 15, 2016


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