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

Holston High School’s Cross Country team, under the direction of Coach Sammy Campbell, enjoyed another successful year.  At the conference meet on October 26th at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, nine runners finished well enough to qualify move on to the regional event at Eastside High School in Coeburn.  In addition to the overall team achievement, several members had outstanding finishes as individual runners.  Tanner S. finished 3rd in the varsity boy’s event, while Miles H. placed 7th.  Among female varsity competitors, Bailey L. finished 6th, while Hayden L. finished 7th.  Layton H., Billy H., Jordan O., Noah T., and Michael J. rounded out those who were moving on to regionals.   2016 marks the fourth consecutive year that Coach Campbell and his team have sent five or more runners to the regional finals.  Holston’s faculty and staff congratulate this winning group of athletes on their accomplishment.

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Post Date: Oct 31, 2016

The Anatomy and Physiology Classes at Holston High School recently stepped forward to complete a major community service project.  On September 26, 2016 the class members invited the Marsh Bloodmobile to set up at HHS.  Everyone over 17 was eligible to donate blood for use in Washington County and the surrounding area.  The drive was successful, as 36 people signed up to donate and 24 units were secured by the Bloodmobile staff.  Students Summer S., Dianne H., and Meadow M. were among the class members who helped donors sign up and find their way to the Bloodmobile.  The Holston Community has proven to be generous in the past, hosting another area bloodmobile last spring.  In April 2017, the FBLA will host a bloodmobile and provide individuals with another chance to help the community.  Teacher Steve Ahn and his students sincerely thank all those who contributed time and plasma to the effort.

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Post Date: Oct 31, 2016

On Tuesday, October 18, the Holston High School Chorus held its annual dinner and cakewalk.  Although the dinner served as a fundraiser, its greater purpose was to get the chorus members' families and friends together to show support and encouragement for the singers.  It also gave the members a chance to show off some of the songs they had learned. 

Parents and chorus members helped with the set up for the dinner, while families donated food.  The atmosphere was casual and social and it gave the attendees a chance to get acquainted with one another.  The chorus performed two sets of songs.  Members dressed in Halloween attire in the spirit of the season.  On the final number, Elvis Presley's "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You", two members accompanied with ukuleles.  The final event of the night was the cakewalk.  The event accomplished it purpose of raising funds for upcoming events and creating fellowship in the community in support of the excellent Holston choral members.


Post Date: Oct 19, 2016

On Friday, October 7th, ten students from the Holston High School Future Business Leaders of America Club attended the Fall Leadership Conference at Bluefield College.  The conference featured several different seminars for the students to participate in.  Some of the topics for these workshops included assistance with college admissions, business etiquette, and community service project ideas, as well as many others including a student favorite, FBLA bingo. 

Junior Linsey C. stated that, “The 2016 FBLA Fall Leadership Conference was a great opportunity to join with students across the region who share an interest in business. With this being my second year of attendance to the conference, I gained even more knowledge about the business world. This field trip was a wonderful experience to tour Bluefield College and sharpen leadership skills that can lead to future success in business.”  Fellow Juniors Eve W. and Matthew F. said that they enjoyed the opening ceremony by seeing all the other chapters as well as playing bingo to see how much they knew about the history of the FBLA.

Pictured below (Left to Right):  Sarah S., Ashley F., Anna Blake W., Eve W., Matthew F., Sierra M., Santana M., Leah C., Linsey C., & Kathleen S.


Post Date: Oct 11, 2016

Auditions were held on Monday, September 12th at John Battle High School for the Highlands Honors Choir.  The honors choir---formerly known as the All-County Chorus---was made up of a select group of singers chosen from the county’s four high schools.  Fifteen HHS students auditioned and twelve made the cut as choir members or alternates. 

HHS selectees include: Alexis T., Ryland H., Kenna T., Jenna G., Lauren W., Laura W., Kiana J., Deanna A., Connor B., Gibson M., Jake S., and Jacob B.  These students will attend a culminating event on October 11, 2016 at Virginia High School.  The day of the event, they will arrive early, rehearse with guest clinicians, and present an evening concert to the public.  Congratulations to these hard-working, talented singers and their maestro, Mrs. Sue Spirup.

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Post Date: Sep 21, 2016


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