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

On March 23, 2018, the Holston High FBLA took 27 club members on a field trip to Boone, NC.  While at Boone, they toured the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University as well as the Mast General Store.  The college tour guides and the supervisor intrigued students with the opportunities offered at the business school.  The students learned about college level FBLA, which is called Phi Beta Lambda “PBL” or “Professional Business Leaders.”  They were given a sneak peek of what it’s like to attend the school.  After touring the business campus, club members went to the Mast General Store located on King Street.  There they learned about the basics of running a business, the online store, how the stores gets their products, inventory, and how they bring everything together to run a successful business.  After a brief introduction, students were split up into groups.  Each group toured a different department within the store and were given background information for each section. The students were then given an opportunity to shop.  The final destination was the Mast Candy shop, where everyone stopped for a group photo as shown below.

This field trip had an impact on members of the club.  When asked for their comments,  Sophomore Ivy H. and senior Santana M. stated that, “We learned a lot about business and enjoyed touring the college and the store.” Seniors Andrew F. and Eve W. said that visiting the Walker College of Business was, “A very educational experience.” Sophomore Morgan W. said that, “The tour of the business school was educational and it gave me a different outlook on what I could do in the future.” Senior Matthew F. said that he would, “Recommend anyone interested in obtaining a business degree to look into attending this school.” Sophomores Abbey C. and Liyah F. stated that, “App. State is an amazing school and we could go really far by earning a business degree.”  Overall the trip was a great success.  Students left knowing just what it’s like to earn a business degree and how the knowledge and training is applied in order to run a successful business.

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Post Date: Apr 3, 2018

Congratulations to Baylee T. and Maddie M. for representing Holston FFA as Appalachian Area FFA Officers for the 2018-19 School Year. The Appalachian Area of the Virginia FFA Association encompasses FFA chapters from Pulaski to Lee Counties.  Baylee will serve as Area Secretary and Maddie will serve as Area Vice-president.

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Post Date: Mar 26, 2018

Diana S., a senior at Holston High School, has demonstrated her musical proficiency with an exemplary showing at the Virginia All-State band tryouts at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.  The event was held on February 24th and over 1,000 high school musicians attended the audition.  Dianna placed 25th among bassoon players.

Diana has high aspirations when she launches her college career.  Although she has not totally decided on which college or university she will attend, she is certain that she will major in engineering and minor in music.  She hopes to continue her performing career as a member of a college marching band.  Holston’s faculty and staff congratulate Diana and her band director, Logan Childress, for her strong showing at JMU.

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Post Date: Mar 26, 2018

HHS crowned its 54th Miss Holston at the annual beauty pageant on Saturday, February 25th.  Far from being simply a “beauty contest”, the judges on hand measured the competitors based on three major skills:  appearance, poise, and stage presence.  The pageant was divided into two rounds.  The casual round featured the girls in informal apparel.  The following round featured the contestants wearing formal clothing.  Nineteen contestants participated in the pageant and the HHS community applauds each individual for the sparkle they brought to the stage during the competition.  SCA sponsors Brittany Mullins and Tiffany Williamson were in charge of the contest.

Holston’s students, faculty, and staff congratulate the following winners:

Miss HHS—Eve W.

1st Place—Santana M.

2nd Place—Madison R.

3rd Place—Laken B.

4th Place—Santanna A.

Miss Congeniality—Madison R.

Miss Photogenic—Sierra M.

People’s Choice—Montana G.

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Post Date: Mar 22, 2018

Holston High School has the unusual distinction of having three full twin sets and one solo member of a set in their 2018 Senior Class.  These seven individuals comprise exactly 10% of the school’s graduating class.  Additionally, they have displayed noteworthy leadership and drive.  They are among high-achieving students who have set the standard in scholarship, duty, and athletics. 

Leah and Lindsey C. are sisters, as are Bailey and Hayden L.  Matthew and Andrew F. are brothers.  Casey P. has a twin brother who is currently a homeschooled student.  The many collective distinctions of the group include:  a class president, a Miss Holston High School, honor graduates, a college signed athlete, a state wrestling champion, a cheerleader, dual credit college recipients, club presidents, quintessential volunteers, and a credentialed medical professional who has already launched her career.

Twin births in the United States are on the rise, rocketing from 1.8% per 100 of the live births in 1980 to the current rate of 3.3%.  Even so, the Senior Class at Holston contains three times the national average.  The faculty and staff are immensely proud of these fine young school leaders and the contributions they have made.  They truly are a “magnificent seven”.

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Post Date: Mar 16, 2018

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