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 will be well represented in the upcoming 2016 Jr. and Sr. All-District Chorus events.  For the Jr. District Chorus, the following ninth-graders were selected:  Jacob B., Jake S., and Jenna G.  These students were selected from over 600 students that auditioned.  For Sr. District Chorus, the following 10th-12th graders were selected: Asiah C., Grace H., Ashelyn W., Lauren W., Laura W., and James A.  Jake-Lee J. was also selected as an alternate for this event.  All of these students will get to attend the respective chorus events.  The Jr. District event is on March 4th and 5th at Grayson High School.  The Sr. District culminating event is on February 12th and 13th at George Wythe High School.  This event will feature students from about 17 counties in this region and guest conductors.  At the end the students will present a concert for the attending public..  It is always an inspiring and rewarding event.  Holston congratulates these students and their teacher, Mrs. Spirup, for their hard work.

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Post Date: Jan 12, 2016

The Holston High School Drama Class is busy celebrating recent successes with its rendition of “A Human Write” by Amy Sutton.  The play centers on a writer who is suffering from occupational burn out.  He would like to quit writing, but internal voices drive him on and won’t allow him to leave the profession peacefully.  Chandler L. played the lead role of the tortured writer while the supporting actors supplied the internal voices.  The play won first place at the conference competition on October 29th at Northwood High School.  At the regional competition at Northview High School in Coeburn, the HHS crew brought home a 5th place finish.  Chandler L. and Lauren W. won the best actor and actress awards at the conference meet.

Holston’s faculty and staff congratulate Coach Erik Carrigan and his team on their success.  The members of the class have created a Performing Arts Club and most of them will be members of the Speech Class taught by Mr. Carrigan in the Spring.  In that class, the talented members will be able to enter the Forensics Competition in March.

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Post Date: Nov 30, 2015


Holston High School’s Cross Country Team is coming off of another exemplary season.  Following on the heels of last year’s success, the HHS runners again showed why they are one of the most predominant athletic units in the county.  This year, the team sent five competitors to regionals.  They were:  Tanner S., Hayden L., Michael J., Jordan O., and Miles H. 

At the regionals event, Tanner S. and Hayden L. qualified as individuals for the state finals.  They will compete in Manassas, Virginia on Saturday November 14.  HHS congratulates Coach Sammy Campbell and his team for another great season.

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Post Date: Nov 30, 2015

Holston High School FFA members Chloe Y. and Morgan K. were selected to participate in the National FFA Band during the 88th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.  The National FFA Band was comprised of 90 FFA members from 33 states.  In order to be chosen for the National FFA Band, FFA members had to submit an online audition video showcasing their abilities.

Chloe and Morgan had to arrive in Louisville four days prior to convention to begin a rigorous practice schedule of 10 hours per day.  Band members were required to perform at sessions in front crowds of nearly 30,000 people.  The National FFA Band also performed in downtown Louisville and performed at National FFA Band and Chorus Concert on Friday of the convention.  Ashelyn W. was also chosen to perform in the National FFA Chorus but was unable to attend. It was a great honor to be chosen to perform at the National FFA Convention and the Holston FFA is extremely proud of these students for all of their accomplishments.

The 88th National FFA Convention held a record attendance of 65,173 members, advisors, and guests.  The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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Post Date: Nov 17, 2015

Students who have good attendance (do not miss a whole day and do not come to school late or dismiss early more than 3 times in a 9 week grading period) will have a chance to win a flat screen TV at the end of the school year!  Your student could have their name submitted up to four times!  

 Attendance Matters - EVERY DAY!


1st 9 Week Students with Good Attendance: 

James A., Brennan B., Jacob B., Katherine B., Taylor B., Ethan G., Abby H., Seth H., Jake-Lee J., Sean K., Adam L., Nathan M., Noelle M., Amber O., Makenzie S., Marissa S., Kelsey W., and Arabella W.


Holston's Attendance for October was 96%  Good Job HHS Parents and Students!

Post Date: Nov 17, 2015


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