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.

Respectfully,

Kendra D. Addison
Principal
Holston High School

Latest News

Five students from Holston High School competed with many other students from Southwest Virginia High Schools at the Sigma Zeta Math & Science Contest.  The contest was a daylong event held at the University of Virginia at Wise.  Members of the math team were Rylee T., Marissa S. and Anna Blake W.  Marissa S. also competed on the science team with Sarah S. and Deanna A.  Both teams were awarded first place in their division.  Other schools from Washington County also did well, Abingdon High School and Patrick Henry High School had individual winners and the Abingdon teams won in their division.  The first place individual winners in each division were offered scholarships to UVa. Wise.

The contest included tours of the physics and chemistry labs and demonstrations performed by UVa. Wise science faculty and students.  The students were very impressed by the modern lab facilities and the sophisticated lab equipment.  The equipment and labs are used by faculty and students for research into all areas of science including cancer research.  The students were able to get a sample of what the University has to offer as they toured the campus and were treated to a great lunch.  They were also invited back to visit the observatory which is off campus but nearby.

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Post Date: Nov 15, 2018

On Monday, November 5, our FFA members traveled to Strasburg, VA for the Virginia FFA Soils and Land Evaluation. Students were given opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge of Soil Type identification, slope calculations, and Land Use Classifications based on the site characteristics. 11 Holston FFA Members competed on three teams. The Senior Division Team A placed 3rd in the event out of 11 teams.  Baylee T. was ranked 5th individually.  The following is a breakdown of the members that participated on each team:

 
Senior Division Team A:
Sam A.
Stacy D.
Baylee T.
Hunter T. 
 
Senior Division Team B:  These students competed as a 4-H team and placed 2nd in the state as a 4-H team
Nick D.
Katie L.
Grayson S.
 
Junior Division (7-9th Grade):
Madison B.
Emily G.
Noah S.
Chlowe T.
 
The students worked hard and had a great trip.  Please join us in congratulating them for their success.
 
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Post Date: Nov 15, 2018

On Tuesday, October 30, the FFA Soils Teams competed in the Appalachian Area FFA Soils Judging Competition.  Our senior team placed 1st overall and our junior team of just 9th graders placed 2nd overall.  Baylee T. was the high individual overall and Madison B. was the high individual for our junior team.  The teams will compete on November 6 in Strasburg, Virginia, at the state competition.

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Post Date: Nov 15, 2018
The HHS Environmental Science class recently tested water samples around the Holston campus using new equipment purchased from Vernier . Students worked to measure dissolved oxygen, temperature, and pH of the stream and fish pond. They will use the data they collected, using the Go Direct Sensors, to determine overall water quality to compare the two sites. The technology matches up great- they seemed to find it easy to connect to their smart devices and had no trouble toggling through the options, such as data display and units of measurement. This was essentially a workshop to familiarize students with the probe ware. Their final project is coming up and it will be a culmination of their water quality research.
 
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Post Date: Nov 15, 2018
On November 9, 2018 the Holston High School Boys Cross Country Team traveled to The Plains, Va (about 45 minutes from Washington D.C.) to complete in the State Finals at the Great Meadow course.  Junior Jordan K. crossed the finish line first at a time of 16 minutes, 15 seconds to take the individual title.  This is the first time a Holston student has ever been crowned as the champion for the sport.  Jordan finished with a 13 second margin of victory.  His post-race interview and press release article can be found at:  http://va.milesplit.com/articles/251629-jordan-keith-in-disbelief-after-winning-state-title
Jordan received an invitation to a national event to be held in Charlotte, N.C. on Thanksgiving weekend.  Congratulations to Jordan and the entire cross country team on a successful season.
 
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Post Date: Nov 13, 2018

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