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 Friday, October 6th, ten students from the Holston FBLA Club visited Bluefield College to take part in a Leadership Conference and campus tour.  Student attendees included Linsey C., Carolina T., Takoda C., Madison R., Sierra M., Alex H., Leah C., Morghan W., Ashley F., & Riley B.  They had the opportunity to interact with other FBLA members from around the region and to attend business-focused workshops.  The seminars concentrated on student leadership, entrepreneurial development, and organization of school service projects.  FBLA Bingo was also a favorite among the students.

Takoda C. said that he “learned a lot about how FBLA works and the many opportunities available.”  Morghan W. and Sierra M. enjoyed the campus tour with Carolina T. adding that, “When I went on the tour, I learned a lot about their science lab and the “dark room” they use.  My favorite part would have to be that they have a coffee shop in their cafeteria with a karaoke machine, who wouldn’t enjoy that at college?” 

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Post Date: Oct 9, 2017

Seven of Holston High School’s Chorus students auditioned on Monday, September 11th, and were chosen to be a part of into the 2017 Highlands Honors Choir.  The students are Jenna G., Jessica L., Lilly H., Lauren W., Deanna A., Jacob B., and Jake S.  The Highlands Honors Choir is chosen once a year and is comprised of students from all four high schools and middle schools in Washington County, as well as Virginia High School and Virginia Middle School. 

These talented singers will attend a culminating event to perform with the entire group in October at Abingdon High School.  Holston’s faculty and staff extend congratulations to them and their teacher, Suzanne Spirup, for another great showing.

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Post Date: Oct 9, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 the Holston High School Marching Band will compete in the Virginia State Marching Band Championships in Salem, VA. This new, statewide marching band competition serves as a way for bands to compete against one another for a definitive ranking within the state, much in the same way sports teams compete against one another in state playoffs. The Cavalier Marching Band will be the first program from this region to compete in this new musical arena. Competition will begin the morning of Saturday, November 4 and continue into the night. Bands from across the Commonwealth will be in attendance, searching for a high rank within the state. Come support the Cavalier Marching Band throughout the season at both Holston High School football games and band competitions around the region.

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Post Date: Sep 25, 2017

Holston High School has been recognized as a Blue Star School for the 2016-2017 academic year by the w!se (Working in Support of Education) financial literacy foundation.  The students tested at HHS achieved an average score of 85% or higher on the Financial Literacy Certification Test.  The administration applauds the efforts of our business department as they work tirelessly to provide our students with the tools they need to become financially capable young adults.  The dedication and commitment of these staff members gives our students vital knowledge about their personal finances and allows them to become Certified Financially Literate™.  Congratulations to the business department and the students who participated in the financial literacy testing during the 2016-2017 school year.

Post Date: Sep 19, 2017

The Holston FBLA club hosted their annual Marsh Blood drive on Wednesday, September 13th.   Holston High's faculty, staff, and students were eligible to donate blood.  The event saw 24 total participants.  Several senior students were asked for quotes about their blood donating experience.   Leah C., who is the FBLA Treasurer, said "Donating blood is such a rewarding experience to me. Taking 20 minutes out of my life to help save someone else's is a simple yet amazing opportunity."  Kagan M. stated that, “It's great to know that I did something that will make a difference.”  Becca H. (Pictured Below) said that, "I donate blood outside of school as well. It is a great feeling to know I am helping others." Takoda C. stated that, “Donating blood helps people; so when you donate, it makes you feel like you have done something to help out the cause.  FBLA club secretary, Linsey C. added that she enjoys donating blood because the simple process can save up to 3 adult lives or 6 babies.”  She further recommend that anyone eligible should go donate & “be a hero!"

Senior blood donors were able to gain points that go towards their red cord to be worn at graduation. Faculty and Staff also volunteered as surrogate donors in lieu of students who might have not been eligible to donate.  The blood drive was a huge success and the FBLA is thankful that we have so many willing individuals at Holston High.

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Post Date: Sep 15, 2017


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