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Eberwine Named Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete

This past week Howell senior Emily Eberwine was named the Post-Distpatch Scholar Athlete for Francis Howell High School. This prestigious honor is given to student-athletes in the St. Louis area that not only excel on the field but also in the classroom. Emily will be honored in May along with other scholar athletes from each high school in the St, Louis and Metro East area in the Post-Dispatch and prior to a St. Louis Cardinals game. Below you can find the impressive resume of Emily during the course of her high school career at Howell. Congratulations to Emlly for representing Howell in such a positive way and for having both academic and athletic success!

Emily Eberwine

Softball/Girls Wrestling/Girls Lacrosse

Truman State University Softball Signee (NCAA DII)


Over 4.4 GPA

Over 30 ACT Score


3x Varsity Letter (2016, 2017, 2018)

2x District Champion (2016, 2017)

1x Final Four Appearance (2017)

2x 2nd Team All-District (2016, 2018)

1x 2nd Team All-Conference (2016)

3x Academic All-Conference (2016, 2017, 2018)

High School Wrestling:

Part of the inaugural female wrestling team (2018)

1x Varsity Letter (2018)

2x Tournament gold medal winner

1x Tournament silver medal winner

First Howell Girls Wrestling State Medalist

High School Lacrosse:

Part of the inaugural female lacrosse team (2015)

4x Varsity Letter (2015-2018)

2x 3rd Team All-Conference (2016, 2017)

JV Baseball Wins Howell Tournament

Over the course of two weekends and four games the JV Baseball team turned in an impressive four wins on their way to the Howell JV Tournament Championship. The JV team this season has an impressive 9-1 record with their lone setback being a 1 run loss. Not only is the JV talented on the field but they are also great representatives of Howell off the field. In order for the final day of the tournament to be playable because of all of the rain that we received the JV program spent all of Friday afternoon preparing the field and arrived early Saturday morning to spend more time to ensure that the games could take place. Thank you to Coach Cranston and the JV program for a great tournament championship and for going above and beyond to represent Howell in a positive way!
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Boys & Girls Track Take 2nd At St. Charles West 9/10 Meet

This season the boys and girls track programs have seen some of the highest numbers in program history. Not only has participation in track increased but also the success of the program at all levels as well. Both the Boys and Girls track programs sent freshman and sophomores to the St. Charles West 9/10 Meet this past week. Both programs had an impressive day and the future looks bright for the track program! You can find the results of our freshman and sophmores that finished in the top eight at the meet. Congratulations to these young men and women!

Top 8 Girls Finishers

Paige Drummond - 100m - 7th

Paige Drummond - 200m - 8th

Megan Gluck - 1600m - 7th

Audrey Zander - 3200 - 3rd

Chloe Kaplan - 3200 - 6th

Lilly Figgins - 300 Hurdles - 5th

Mikayla Huber 300 Hurdles - 7th

Karsyn Jambois, Paige Drummond, Emily Che, Kiley Duncan - 4x100 - 2nd

Mikayla Huber, Anna Brady, Megan Bishop, Kiley Duncan - 4x200 - 6th

Megan Bishop, Mikayla Huber, Berlynn Hamilton, Lily Figgins - 4x400 - 3rd

Audrey Zander, Megan Gluck, Isabel Fairbanks, Chloe Kaplan - 4x800 - 3rd

Karsyn Jambois - High Jump - 3rd

Kiley Duncan - High Jump - 8th

Lily Figgins - Pole Vault - 1st

Audrey McDonnell - Pole Vault - 4th

Karsyn Jambois - Long Jump - 2nd

Rhiannon Brune - Shot Put - 5th

Anna Shuler - Shot Put - 6th

Rhiannon Brune - Discus - 3rd

Kaitlyn Robinson - Discus - 8th

Lily Figgins - Javelin - 2nd

Audrey McDonnel - Javelin - 6th

Top 8 Boys Finishers

William Spence - 200m Dash - 4th

Joe Armour - 800m Run - 3rd

Colin Spies - 800m Run - 4th

Jayce Hollister - 1600m Run - 2nd

Austin Frazier - 1600m Run - 6th

Lucas Wright - 3200m Run - 2nd

Matthew Ruder, Jacob Donnelly, Mark Harden, Kevin Bryant - 4x100 - 5th

Matthew Ruder, Jacob Donnelly, Mark Harden, Kevin Bryant - 4x200 - 6th

Joe Armour, Colin Spies, Brady Evans - 4x400 - 3rd

Tyson Murphy, Christopher Sanders, Carter Wiegand, Brady Evans - 4x800 - 3rd

Wyatt Daly - Pole Vault - 6th

Hayden Hauser - Shot Put - 1st

Mason Brock - Shot Put - 3rd

Mason Brock - Discus - 1st

Mason Brock - Javelin - 1st

Howell Signing Day Ceremony Set For April 17th

Howell has a long history of developing student-participants that go on to participate and compete at the college level in their activities and sports. Currently nearly 250 students are competing and furthering their education at the college level. This number marks one of the highest rates not only in the State but in the country. On Wednesday, April 17th Howell will recognize the Class of 2019 seniors that will move on to continue their education and activity and sport at the college level with their 5th Annual Signing Day Ceremony. Information for this great yearly event can be found below. All of those that are participating in this event need to stop by the Activities Office this week to confirm attendance. For those that have not signed yet or who have not made a final decision, there will be a final Signing Day Ceremony in May and information will be communicated on that date following the April 17th Signing Day Ceremony. Congratulations to these young men and women on their decisions to further their education and activity and sport at the college level!

Date: April 17, 2019

Breakfast: - Breakfast will be served from 6:30 -6:45 a.m. in the main gym. Breakfast is available for the student-athlete, family members in picture, our coaches, and media.

Presentation - At 6:45 a.m. you will line up with your family members that you would like in your signing picture inside the main gym. Families will then have their signing pictures taken in front of our media wall. Immediately following all signing pictures we will take one large group photo of all student-participants.

Attire - Please dress appropriately for an official signing picture that will be tweeted out and included on our “signing wall” outside the Activities Office. We have reminded all student-athletes that we are not only representing Francis Howell and our programs but also the community and their future universities as well.

Picture – We will have a photographer that will take a picture of each participant and their family. The picture will be customized for each student and then will be emailed to all parents at no charge.

Gift: To commemorate this annual Howell tradition each student-participant will receive an official Howell Signing Day Ceremony t-shirt.

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Boys Tennis Battles In Holt Tournament

The Boys Tennis Team is off to a strong start to the season. The Vikings are 2-0 in match play and competed in the very competitive Holt Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Boys Tennis program went 3-0 on Friday to advance to the Championship Pool on Saturday. On Saturday they narrowly fell to a very talented Liberty team. Congratulations to Boys Tennis on their strong start to the season. Viking fans look forward to following this talented team this season.
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Howell Artist Spotlight - Evan Simpkins

As the Viking Insider continues to recognize students across all activities, clubs and sports at Howell, we bring you another talented Howell Viking in this weeks edition of the "Howell Artist Spotlight." Howell is full of many talented young students and we have several very gifted artists that we will highlight over the course of the school year in the Viking Insider. This week we take a look at the work of Evan Simpkins and learn more about him and his work. Evan is very involved at Howell where he is a part of six activities and clubs. Evan is also very passionate about education and aspires to be an elementary teacher. Evan currently volunteers at John Weldon to gain experience. Thank you to Evan for sharing some of the amazing pieces he has been working on. You can view his work below.

Artist Name: Evan Simpkins

Grade: 11th

Favorite Howell Art Class: AP Studio Art

Favorite Medium: Acrylic Paint or Pen and Colored Pencils

Sustained Theme: Twins

Girls Soccer & Boys Tennis Programs Support Siteman Cancer Center

Howell activities, clubs and sports have a reputation of being actively involved in the community and supporting others through outreach and service. This year Howell programs have raised over $25,000 and volunteered over 2,000 hours for 40 different organizations. This past week highlighted that service as two Howell programs held fundraisers and events to support the Siteman Cancer Center. The Girls Soccer program held it's annual Pink Out game on Friday night and raised nearly $600 while the Boys Tennis program teamed up with FHC to raise nearly $600 as well in their "Putting Away Leukemia" match. Thank you to our Girls Soccer program and Boys Tennis program for raising nearly $1200 to support cancer research.
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Pravanavi Kolouju To Represent Howell At State Capital

Pranavi Kolouju will be representing Francis Howell High School on April 9 as she joins other sophomores from across the state in the Sophomore Pilgrimage to the state capitol. Students will be addressed by Governor Parson along with other state officials during their visit. In addition, they will be given tours of the Capitol building, Executive Mansion, and the Supreme Court building. This program is sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of MO. As a Viking, Pranavi is involved in Mu Alpha Theta, FBLA, Student Council, and is a member of the track team. Congratulations Pranavi on your selection.

Stephanie Johnson Selected To Attend Missouri Girls State

Congratulations go to Stephanie Johnson who has been selected to attend Missouri Girls State. She will join other young women on the campus of University of Central Missouri this summer as they participate in mock governmental sessions. Students will strengthen their leadership and pride in American citizenship, learn a greater understanding of American traditions, and experience a greater understanding of the governmental processes. Stephanie was one of the students selected by the American Legion Auxiliary to represent St. Charles County. As a member of the Francis Howell High School community, Stephanie is active in band, National Honor Society, Diversity Awareness Group, Catholics in Action and is a member of the Girls Golf Team. Outside of school, Stephanie serves as a squad leader in the American Heritage Girls.

Last Chance To Attend Spring Production Of Snow Angel Is Sunday

Sunday, April 7th is your last opportunity to catch the Limelight Theatre production of Snow Angel at Howell. A matinee performance will be held on Sunday with doors opening at 1:30 pm and the performance at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door for $5.

The spring 2019 production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play Snow Angel is set in the town of Deerpoint, Vermont during the biggest blizzard in 107 years. Just as the teenagers begin celebrating a day of no school , their teacher announces a special journal assignment to be completed over the Snow Day. Out of the snow, and the assignment, comes a mysterious girl named Eva. Eva needs help searching for answers but no one is quite sure what the questions are or where she comes from. 15 confused teenagers do their best to help Eva but her story is truly baffling.

Snow Angel is a funny and eerie tale of teen discovery, mischief, and acceptance told through journal entries and character interactions. Come join us and help us to figure out the mystery surrounding Eva.

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Howell Summer Camps Available Online, Registration Begins May 1st

Are you interested in Howell Viking summer camps? You can visit to see a complete list of camps available for your current or future Viking. Dates and times for camps can be found online now. Beginning May 1st, you will be able to go online to sign up and pay for all of your camps in one location. The online format helps to streamline the process and allows you to sign up for multiple camps at one time while only filling out your information once!

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Howell Alum Sutton Smith Prepares For NFL

After a standout career at Howell and Northern Illinois University, Sutton Smith is now setting his sights on the NFL draft. Below is a feature that Channel 5 ran on the Howell alum. Congratulations to Sutton on a great career at NIU and on his recent graduation. Viking fans will be following the NFL draft to see where Sutton lands!

Howell Alum Hultman Finishes 3rd In Nation As Part Of Mizzou Cheer Program

Congratulations to Howell alum Paige Hultman. Paige was part of the University of Missouri Cheer team that finished third in the nation at the NCA Championships. Paige is another Viking that Howell has competing at the collegiate level!
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Howell Alums McGhee & Kreith Named NCAA Scholar All-Americans

Congratulations to Howell alums and current Maryville University Wrestlers NIck McGhee and Tyler Kreith for being named NCAA Division II Scholar All-Americans. Tyler Kreith also just earned All-American status at the NCAA Tournament. Thank you to these two great Howell alums that continue to represent us well!

Howell Alum Makes Donation To Boys Golf

The passion for Howell and involvement in the Howell family continues long after graduation. This past week the Boys Golf program received a donations from 1997 Howell grad and boys golfer Andy Rowe. Andy donated Howell golf towels, umbrellas, & gloves to the golfers in the program. He also met with the boys program and spoke to them about how being part of the Howell Golf team is something that will last a life time in terms of friends, life and business skills, and other opportunities. Howell and the golf program are very grateful for Andy and the many other alums that continue to support our programs.
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New Nike Apparel Has Arrived, 20% While Quantities Last

The Activities Office has received a new shipment of Nike Howell apparel. The new apparel includes t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, hoodies and polo's! All this week the Activities Department will be offering 20% off the retail price for those wanting to add to their spring wardrobe. You can view pictures of some of the new apparel below. Please drop by the Activities Office to purchase your new Howell merchandise this week!

2019-20 School Year Start Dates & Dead Periods Announced For MSHSAA Activities & Sports

The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods and starting dates for MSHSAA sponsored activities has been released for the 2019-20 school year. These dates can be found below. We hope that this information helps all Vikings and their families coordinate and prepare for the summer and sports seasons ahead during the 2019-20 school year.

Summer Dead Period (All MSHSAA Sponsored Activities) - June 29 - July 7, 2019

Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - August 5 - August 11, 2019

Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019

Winter Sports Dead Period (excluding girls swim) - October 27 - November 3, 2019

Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins November 4, 2019

Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - November 3 - November 10, 2019

Girls Swim Begins November 11, 2019

Spring Sports Dead Period - February 23 - March 1, 2020

Spring Sports Begin March 2, 2020

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Activities Hotline- 636-851-4700 (Option 1)


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A Legacy of Excellence

252 GAC Championships

156 District Championships

76 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships