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

How do you follow being recognized as the best in your profession at the state level?  You do it by being selected as the best in the nation.  Holston High School Agriculture teacher Sarah Scyphers was named the 2017 winner of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award by the American Farm Bureau Federation.  This follows her selection as the Virginia winner in 2016.  The competition, which was held in Phoenix, Arizona, featured farmers and ranchers under 35 who do not derive the majority of their income from farming.  In winning, she will receive her choice of either a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado or another GM vehicle of equal value.  In addition, she will receive free registration to FUSION, a leadership conference that will be held in February in Pittsburgh. She also will be featured in an upcoming publication of the Virginia Farm Bureau News.  Sarah and her husband Aaron raise sheep and cattle on their farm in Meadowview.  She believes that the self-sufficiency students learn in Agriculture and Horticulture classes will improve their lives and help break the cycle of poverty in rural areas. Congratulations to Mrs. Scyphers on her outstanding achievement.



Post Date: Jan 23, 2017
The following students were selected, via audition, to participate along side 75 other high school band students at the 2017 Washington County All-County Band. The event took place at Abingdon High School and culminated in a public concert Saturday afternoon.  HHS participants were:  Alysha H., Mary R., Emilee H., Diana S., Jordan P., Kenna T., Sean L., Morgan K., and Marissa S.
Post Date: Jan 23, 2017

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the Holston High School FBLA sponsored a Blood Drive.  Student donors were treated to breakfast that morning and all donors also received a T-shirt.  The drive was open to anyone over the age of 15.  There were 40 units collected, which will go on to help save up to 120 lives in our region.  When asked for comments, Senior Class member Brianna V. and 11th grader Summer C. stated that, "Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something .. Donate Blood".  Sophomore Lizzie G. thought that, "Donating was really neat."  The FBLA would like to thank all students and faculty who participated in this event.


Post Date: Jan 23, 2017

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


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