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 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:
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.
Post Date: Nov 13, 2018

On September 22, 2018, members of the HHS Key Club, along with their sponsors and members of the Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club, joined forces to bring new life to a shelter located on the Appalachian Trail.  The day marked the annual observation of National Public Lands Day, a signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation that promotes both popular enjoyment and volunteer conversation of public lands.

Click the link below to read the entire story featured online at Southwest Virginia Today:

Post Date: Nov 7, 2018

On Monday October 22nd, the Holston High School National Art Honor Society members visited RVES. They taught a kindergarten class about mosaics and talked with them about pattern and expression which they used on their pumpkins! Then the NAHS students helped Mrs. Compton show a 1st grade class how to create pinch pots. The students earned art service hours to upkeep their NAHS membership for this school year while getting to spend time with the elementary students at lunch and in the classroom! 


Post Date: Oct 23, 2018

Members of the Holston FFA chapter will be traveling to National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, to compete in the National Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event.  Students qualified to compete in this event by placing first in the Virginia event in April 2018.  During this competition FFA members have to demonstrate a working knowledge of parliamentary law by taking a written examination, completing a team problem- solving activity, completing a minutes and records practicum, a quotations practicum based on Robert's Rules of Order Newly revised, and an 11 minute demonstration of an FFA meeting following proper parliamentary procedures.   Competition practicums are based on the requirements of those to become a Registered Parliamentarian.  Students competing in this event are Trayton M., Allie C. Rylee T., Maddie M., Baylee T., Logan B., and Hunter T.


Post Date: Oct 22, 2018

This is a big week for Holston Athletics.  Our athletes have the opportunity to win district championships in volleyball and cross country.  A win on Friday night puts our football team one step closer to the post-season.  Check out the video and come out and support your Holston Cavaliers this week!

Post Date: Oct 22, 2018


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