The Viking Insider

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Soccer Wins First State Championship In Program History

Congratulations to the boys soccer program on winning their first state championship in program history. On Friday night, the Vikings advanced to the state championship game with a 4-1 win over state power Rockhurst. The Vikings then returned on Saturday in front of a huge crowd to face five-time state champion DeSmet in the state championship game. The Vikings shut out the DeSmet Spartans 1-0 to claim their first state championship in program history in their first appearance in the state championship game. The Vikings ended this historic run with a 20-7-1 record on their way to the GAC South Championship, District Championship, and State Championship.


Not only did the soccer program have success on the field this season but they also had great success in the classroom and in the community. The state champions hold a cumulative GPA of 3.39 in the classroom. This group of young men were also involved in the community with the Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA) and raised nearly $1000 for cancer research through their fundraising efforts. The boys soccer program truly exemplified the goal of all FHHS programs which is to attain academic excellence, outreach into the community, and on-field success.


Congratulations to Coach Enright, his staff, and the soccer program for a historic season!


2015 Class 4 State Champion Soccer Roster

Josh Bragen, David Brown, Caden Castello, Will Clayton, Dominic Clermont, Brady Ehrlich, Zach Eyler, Brady Glon, Jarod Green, Matt Hunt, Eric Husa, Joel Jenkins, Mason Kurtz, Nate Liddy, Nick Lowry, Tommy Naumann, Brady Peters, Matt Peters, Connor Riley, Keith Steiger, Drew Svetina, Jake Taylor, Jake Totty, Anthony Usai, Cameron Wiggins, Dylan Williams, Ryan Zile. Head Coach: Mike Enright. Assistant Coaches: Justin Jahnke, Jake Baumgartner, Jake Hudzinski, Brady Demling.


Videos From State Championship Game

Vikings Win State Championship

Student Section Celebrates Following Game

View From Crowd Following State Championship

Vikings Receive State Championship Plaque

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2015 Howell Soccer State Championship Game Winning Goal
Cheering for our Howell Soccer State Champions!

14 Become #HowellSigned During Early Signing Period

On Wednesday morning, 14 FHHS student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to further their educations and playing careers at the college level during the early signing period. The early signing period is for specific NCAA sports. NAIA and JUCO institutions can sign at any time. Below is a list of our FHHS student-athletes that signed previously or on Wednesday's early signing day.


Be sure to join us on February 3, 2016 as we recognize all student-athletes at FHHS that will go on to further their education and activity at the college level as we celebrate National Signing Day.


For a gallery of pictures from the signing day please click this link - Signing Day Pics

Making The Most Of The High School Experience

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will highlight through the Viking Insider the many great opportunities, people, and experiences that are available through being involved in activities, clubs, and sports at FHHS. A major component of the high school experience is being involved outside of the normal school day, developing relationships, and acquiring skills that will make you successful beyond high school. The benefits of being involved are endless and we will be sharing these benefits and experiences with you.


In order to make these opportunities available, it takes a great group of leaders that value these opportunities and understand what can be gained from participation. Coaches and sponsors can have a major impact on the development of the young men and women at FHHS. This past week Mizzou's head football coach, Gary Pinkel, announced he will resign at the end of the football season as he battles lymphoma. Whether you are a Gary Pinkel fan or not it was easy to see the impact he had on his players just minutes after making his retirement announcement. He clearly had an impact on those in his program and those individuals feel they greatly benefitted from being involved in his program. Below I have shared a letter that local high school product and former Mizzou football player TJ Moe shared via Twitter. It highlights the great opportunities and benefits that he gained from being involved in Mizzou's football program and the impact that his coach (Gary Pinkel) had on him.


As we continue to implement leadership development within our programs and strive to have our sponsors and coaches lead and coach the entire student-participant, we hope to develop great young men and women that graduate from FHHS and that are successful beyond their high school years. Being involved in activities, clubs, and sports is an important piece of this development.

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Girls Lacrosse Informational Meeting

On Friday, November 20th at 2:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons, the Lady Vikings Lacrosse program will have an informational meeting to introduce its first head girls lacrosse coach. Information on the first season and upcoming events will be covered. All girls interested in playing lacrosse this spring are encouraged to attend. Stay tuned to @fhvikings for further information regarding the Lady Vikings Lacrosse program.
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FHHS To Offer ZAPS ACT Test Prep


At FHHS student-participants are truly students first. As part of the commitment of FHHS to prepare students for college and life beyond high school the guidance department is offering ACT Prep through the Doorway to College Foundation. The ACT Prep seminar being offered will help students to:

  • Learn tips for improving subtests
  • Practice strategies to eliminate wrong answer choices
  • Take shortened practice tests
  • Prepare to write a well-organized persuasive essay
  • Reduce test anxiety
  • Receive a comprehensive study guide

This ACT Prep opportunity is being offered at night to help meet the needs of those involved in activities, clubs, and sports at FHHS. We strongly encourage all FHHS student-participants to take advantage of this great opportunity.


Francis Howell High School

Wednesday & Thursday, November 18th & 19th

6:00-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $79.99


To reserve your space visit www.register.doorwaytocollege.com or call 877-927-8378

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Tradition Lives Here

206 GAC Championships

138 District Championships

60 Final Four Appearances

23 State Championships