The Viking Insider

Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine

Happy Mother's Day To All Viking Moms!

Through our @FHVikings Twitter account we asked Viking students, staff, and parents to submit pictures of themselves sharing a moment with their mom either in or at a FHHS Activity. Viking fans used the hashtag #vikingmoms to share their photos. Below are a few of the photo's that were shared on Twitter. Thank you to all #vikingmoms for all you do! You can check out additional photos on twitter by using the hashtag #vikingmoms

Howell Sports Programs Recognized As 5th Best In State

Congratulations to our student-athletes, coaches, and parents for all of their efforts this year. For the 2014-15 school year the FHHS sports programs have been ranked the 5th best in the state of Missouri by Niche. Niche ranks high school sports programs for more than 9500 high schools across the country.

A component of the Viking Standard strategic plan for the FHHS Activities Department for the 15-16 school year is to have the #1 Activities Department in the state and to be ranked nationally.

You can click on the link below to see the state rankings for 2015.

Connor Flynn & Kelli Fisher Recognized For Sportsmanship

Both Connor Flynn and Kelli Fisher were honored with the "Award of Excellence" by the MSHSAA. The Award of Excellence is given to student-athletes for exemplary display of sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity. Congratulations to Connor and Kelli for representing FHHS in such a positive way.

Coach Wood To Take College Coaching Position

Congratulations to boys and girls head swim coach Steve Wood on accepting the assistant swim position at NCAA Division II Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. Coach Wood just completed his second year as head coach of the boys and girls swim programs at FHHS. Good luck to Coach Wood as he transitions to the college level.
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Choir Has Great Weekend At State Solo & Enseble Contests

Congratulations are in order for the Francis Howell High School Choir students who received honors for their performances at the recent Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) All-State Solo and Ensemble Contests.

Twenty individual FHHS Choir students participated in the annual MSHSAA State Music Festival on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. This event is designed for high school students to perform meticulously prepared music for a certified judge for an overall rating on Fundamental Technique and Musical Effect. The rating system is based on a 5-point system: I=Exemplary, II=Outstanding, III=Good, IV=Fair and V=Poor.

The following FHHS Choir students had standout solo and small group performances on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the All-State Solo and Ensemble competition for the 2015 MSHSAA Music Festival, held this past weekend at the University of Missouri-Columbia:

Superior 1 Rating

Vocal Soloists – Lauren Bellamy, Emmy Robertson and Kenzie Sheehy

Girls Sextet: Aly Aherron, Madi Jackson, Lydia Frederick, Kayla Thuet, Macie Parker, Gillian Steeno

Girls Chamber Double Quartet: Allison Schult, Erin Hediger, Jenny Moreno, Emily Scherbring, Sarah Mason, Alex Janssen, Jenna Hutfless, Emmy Robertson

Excellent 2 Rating

Vocal Soloists – Rachel Anthonis, Rebekah Anthonis, Erin Hediger, and Kirra Wilson

Girls Quartet: Jenna Hutfless, Alex Janssen, Sarah Mason and Jenny Moreno

Grantham Named 2015 Post Dispatch Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to Ryan Grantham for being named the 2015 Francis Howell Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete. Ryan is currently ranked 7th of 426 in the senior class. During his time at FHHS Ryan has participated in soccer, basketball, baseball, DECA, FCA, FBLA, NHS, and Viking Edge. Ryan plans on attending Mizzou and majoring in business and journamlism. To read more abour Ryan and his scholar athlete award please click this link -

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Boys Golf Finishes 2nd At Districts, Advances To State Sectionals

Congratulations to the boys golf team on their 2nd place finish at Districts. The 2nd place finish qualifies them to advance as a team to State Sectionals on Monday, April 11th at Forest Hills Country Club. This is the sixth time in seven years that the Vikings have advanced as a team to the State Sectionals.

Individual District Results:

Blake Porter - (1st)

Matt Hunt - (8th)

Dylan Marcelle - (9th)

Nathan Dallas - (9th)

Murphy Hamer - (19th)

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FHHS Winter Sports Receive Scholastic Achievement Awards

At FHHS our student-participants are truly students first. Congratulations to the following winter sports for being awarded MSHSAA Scholastic Achievement Awards. The awards are given based on program cumulative GPA's during the semester they are participating in.

Girls Varsity Basketball - 3.42

Girls Varsity Dance - 3.31

Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving - 3.44

Boys Varsity Basketball - 3.12

Girls Varsity Cheerleading - 3.20

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Connor Flynn Named High School All-American

Howell senior football player and wrestler Connor Flynn has been named a Wrestling U.S.A. Magazine High School All-American. Connor was one of only 96 wrestlers in the country to receive All-American honors. Conner will be further his education and wrestling career in the fall at West Virginia University.
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Baseball Gets #3 Seed In Districts

The baseball program received the #3 seed in the Class 5 District 8 Tournament. The Vikings will take on Hannibal at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 16th in their opening round game at Timberland. You can find the bracket for the Class 5 District 8 Tournament by clicking here -

Volleyball Gets #6 Seed in District Tournament

The boys volleyball program received the 6 seed out of 19 teams in the Class 4 Tournment. The Vikings will travel to #3 seed district host SLUH on Saturday, May 16th. Times for Saturday are TBA and will be available via @FHVikings and our website.
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Girls Track Finishes 2nd At GAC Meet, Prepares For Districts

The Lady Vikings track program finished in 2nd at the GAC Meet while the boys program finished 6th overall. You can find the full results for the GAC track meet by clicking here - Track will be back in action on Saturday, May16th at Class 5 District 4 Track Championships at Parkway Central.
Viking Events For Week of 5/11

Clink the link for the FHHS calendar of events. Go Vikings!

Francis Howell High School Activities Department

Tradition Lives Here

206 GAC Championships

137 District District Championships

55 Final Four Appearances

19 State Championships