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

HHS seniors Claudia F. and Ben H. capped off exceptional high school careers this season by joining the 1000 Point Club.  Claudia's 1000th point came during the Hogoheegee District tournament at Patrick Henry High School in a game against Chilhowie.  Ben reached the 1000 point mark during the regular season while playing Northwood.

HHS junior Liyah F. also put her name on the 1000 Point Club roster this season.  Her 1000th point came during the Hogoheegee District tournament as well, in a game against Northwood.


Post Date: Feb 28, 2019

In recent weeks, members of the National Honor Society at Holston High School have been hard at work collecting items for a toy drive for the patients at Niswonger Children's Hospital in Johnson City, TN.  Community service projects are an integral part of the club experience at Holston High School and NHS president Maddie R. took this opportunity to challege fellow NHS members to think beyond the Damascus community and develop a broad impact plan.  Faculty advisor, Julie Matlock, encourages her students to participate in community service projects to "help develop skills and make contacts while allowing them to improve the quality of life for other people." 

Donated items were delivered to Niswonger on Wednesday, February 20th.  NHS member Claudia F. stated that "the donations were very welcomed by the staff.  They get most of their donations around Christmas so they appreciated another large donation at this time of the year."

To see a complete article about the toy drive, please visit this link:


Post Date: Feb 21, 2019

Two talented Holston High School students, Jake S. and Jenna G., were selected to attend the 2019 All-
Virginia Chorus event. They were chosen out of a group of well over 100 students who auditioned at the
All-District event held on February 8 th and 9 th . They will get to attend this prestigious event during the
first week in April to be held in Richmond. Both students are seniors, and have participated in band and
choir since they were in the 6 th grade, and have participated in numerous Holston musicals. This is the
2 nd year that Jenna has attended this event. Jake has also participated in several Barter Youth Academy
productions. They are both members of the Highlands Youth Ensemble, which traveled to Ireland last
year. Holston congratulates both of these students on a job well done!


Post Date: Feb 21, 2019
Mr. Steven Ahn has been selected as the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year for Holston High School.  Mr. Ahn has served HHS as a science teacher for the past five years.
Prior to his teaching career, Mr. Ahn worked as an environmental chemist. He began his teaching career in South Carolina, before moving to North Carolina, and most recently, Virginia. He currently teaches biology, anatomy, physiology, ecology, and environmental science at Holston. This past summer he was a part of the Research Experience for Teachers Program at Virginia Tech. Mr. Ahn is a team lead, as well as a member of the Washington County Schools project-based learning team for PBL implementation. 
Congratulations to Mr. Ahn on this achievement.
Post Date: Feb 21, 2019

Josh H. was the winner of the Martin Luther King Essay Contest from Holston High School.   His essay, “Standing Arm in Arm,” was chosen to be read by Josh at the ceremony commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Day in Abingdon in January.  Congratulations to Josh, a 10th grader at HHS.

You may find more information and the complete text of Josh's essay by clicking this link:​ 

Post Date: Feb 21, 2019


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