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

The Holston Chapter of the FBLA is having an outstanding year.  Led by sponsors Sammy Campbell and Lisa Rose, the club has exposed members to new opportunities and challenges. The organization meets monthly and conducts a brief business meeting. Once that is completed, a local guest speaker who is making a difference in the community gives a motivational talk to students.

The HHS chapter has also opted to re-enter the regional and state-wide skill competitions. The school’s chapter is a part of the New River District, which includes all localities from Bristol to Radford. Holston sent 25 competitors to the district event, and 16 of those qualified to move on to the state level. In order to compete at the state level, students had to have a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place finish in their respective contests. This is a commendable accomplishment for a first year effort. 


Post Date: Apr 19, 2018

Congratulations to Parker N. and Mason S. on their 2nd place finish at the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing High Rock Lake Open.  The bass tournament was held April 7, 2018, on High Rock Lake in Davidson/Rowan counties in North Carolina.  Competing against 33 other teams from the Southeast, Parker and Mason's five-bass limit weighed in at a total of 17 pounds, 9 ounces.  This finish advances Mason and Parker to the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship to be held June 26-30, 2018, in Florence, Alabama.  The HHS community is excited to see what the future holds for the these two skilled anglers.

The 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing High Rock Lake Lake Open was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12, open to any Student Angler Federation (SAF) affiliated high school club in the United States. The top 10 percent of each Challenge, Open, and state championship field will advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2018 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2017 World Finals more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.


Post Date: Apr 10, 2018

On April 7th, 2018 members of the Holston FFA chapter traveled to Turner Ashby High School to compete in the Virginia State Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event.  Holston competed against 10 other teams and took home top honors and placed 1st in the competition.  Team members were Logan B., Maddie M., Trayton M., Hunter T., Rylee T., Baylee T., Allie C. with Lawrence Cox coaching the team.  During the competition members are required to take an exam on Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised,  conduct an 11 minute demonstration of a formal business meeting, and answer questions following their presentation.  These students spent several months preparing for this competition and will represent Virginia for the national title this October at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN.


Post Date: Apr 9, 2018

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.


Post Date: Mar 26, 2018


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