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 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

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Holston High School sent a team of students to UVA-Wise to participate in the Sigma Zeta Math Contest.  Team members Morgan K., Dianna S., Jacob J., and Sean L., led by instructor Ms. Shirley Snead, competed against several other teams from high schools in our region.  The team was awarded first place in the small school division.  Sigma Zeta is a national undergraduate honor society that encourages and fosters scholarly activity and recognizes academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics.


Post Date: Nov 10, 2016

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


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