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Holston band places fourth in state championships

November 14, 2017 by Southwest Virginia Today

DAMASCUS, Va. — On Nov. 4, the Holston High School Marching Cavaliers traveled to Salem, Virginia, to compete in the Virginia Marching Band Cooperative Championships, a statewide marching band competition. The Marching Cavaliers competed in ...

Marching Cavaliers awarded fourth place in state competition

November 6, 2017 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

DAMASCUS, Va.—The Holston High School Marching Cavaliers were awarded fourth place in the state Class A at the Virginia Marching Championships in Salem, Virginia on Nov. 4. The Virginia Marching Championships is a statewide marching band ...

Barter actors 'create the human experience on stage and in classroom'

November 4, 2017 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Megan Atkinson, director of education and founder and director of Project REAL, talks to students while working with a class at Holston High School. David Crigger/ ... Fifteen schools in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee participate in the project ...

REGION 1D VOLLEYBALL: Holston advances to quarterfinals

November 4, 2017 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Having Faith has helped Holston High School's volleyball program achieve some success this season. ... A former multi-sport standout at Holston, the 24-year-old Ritchie coached Holston's junior varsity squad to the Crooked Road Conference title in 2016.

High school players respond to NFL players' national anthem protest

September 28, 2017 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)Tonight is the first round of high school football games since NFL players across the country protested en masse last weekend after President Donald Trump said during a speech in Alabama that those who protest and show disrespect toward the flag should ...

High school students get up close and personal with marine biology

September 27, 2017 by Southwest Virginia Today

Southwest Virginia TodayHarrison is among 60 students from Holston, Patrick Henry and Abingdon high schools who recently immersed themselves in coastal ecology during a trip to the Duke University Marine Lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. They lived on campus for the five-day ...

Old-school farming techniques show students history of agriculture

September 12, 2017 by Southwest Virginia Today

Southwest Virginia TodayABINGDON, Va. — Maddie Moore may not live on a farm, but that hasn't stopped her interest in agriculture from growing. Moore, a sophomore at Holston High School in Damascus, Virginia, was “really excited” to attend the National FFA Organization ...

Local high school students have passion for agriculture

September 7, 2017 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)On Thursday, Martin and around 200 other high school students from agriculture-related classes across the region attended an agricultural education event at the Fairview Homestead property in Abingdon, supported by the National FFA, formerly known as ...

Holston High students win on money matters

June 13, 2017 by Southwest Virginia Today

Southwest Virginia TodayHolston High School in Damascus has ranked number six in the country for the highest 2016 student test scores in a Financial Literacy Certification program, a required program in all Washington County schools that teaches students real-life lessons in ...

THOMPSON AWARD FINALIST: Madison Garrett, Holston

May 10, 2017 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)DAMASCUS, Va. – Lisa Blackburn was home one evening alone with her two children – Faith and Carson – when Spooner, the family's rescue dog, began barking. With her husband Sam out of town, Blackburn was a little apprehensive as Spooner rarely ...

Holston girls are enjoying a resurgence, fall to Marion in Hogo finals

December 22, 2016 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)next. SALTVILLE, Va. – Holston High School didn't win the Hogoheegee District girls basketball tournament championship on Thursday, but just the fact the Cavaliers were playing for a title was a major achievement. Marion took home the trophy by virtue ...

Booth boosts PH to Crooked Road volleyball crown

November 3, 2016 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

DAMASCUS, Va. – The primary weapon for Patrick Henry High School's volleyball team is certainly no secret. It's the right arm of senior Madison Booth. Booth used it to blast 25 kills on Thursday night as PH posted a 25-9, 17-25, 25-17, 25-19 win over ...

Future Farmers hold a field day at Holston High School

April 15, 2016 by WCYB

WCYBFuture biologists, chemists, veterinarians, entrepreneurs and farmers hosted a special program at Holston High School in Damascus, Virginia Friday. Agriculture instructor Sarah Scyphers is the student advisor for the Holston Future Farmers of America, ...

Holston High School employee arrested

April 6, 2016 by Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)ABINGDON, Va. — Authorities say crystal meth was found in a vehicle Wednesday at Holston High School, resulting in the arrest of a school employee. Jessica Widener Bailey, 31, of Abingdon, was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug. Washington ...

Educator, coach charged after meth found in her vehicle at Holston HS

April 6, 2016 by WJHL

WJHLWASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – A Washington County, Va. school system educator and coach, was charged after methamphetamine, scales and drug paraphernalia were found in her vehicle during a random search of vehicles at the high school.

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