The Viking Insider

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Girls Swim Wins GAC South Championship

The girls swim program won the GAC South Conference Championship on Thursday night. It was the second conference championship in program history. The Lady Vikings were led by 10 first place finishes out of 12 scored events. Our girls swim program will compete at the State Meet at Rec Plex this weekend for their shot at several state championship performances. Congratulations to our championship and consolation heat finishers from the GAC South Conference Meet below.

200 Medley Relay
- Juris, Gilbert, Nguyen, Brabham (1st)

200 Freestyle - Brabham (1st), Apperson (9th), Todd (12th), Callanan (13th)

200 IM - M Nguyen (1st), Schenk (4th), Mach (7th), Gilbert (8th),

50 Free - Cathcart (2nd), Schroeder (5th), Klott (13th)

100 Butterfly - Juris (1st), Cathcart (2nd), Schenk (6th), Todd (9th),

100 Freestyle - N. Nguyen (3rd), Schroeder (6th), Webb (8th),

500 Freestyle - M. Nguyen (1st), Apperson (9th), Baltz (12th), Callanan (13th)

200 Freestyle Relay - Juris, Schroeder, Cathcart, Nguyen (1st)

100 Backstroke - Juris (1st), N. Nguyen (2nd), Webb (7th), Klott (10th),

100 Breaststroke - Brabham (1st), Gilbert (3rd), Mach (5th), Bissell (7th),

400 Freestyle Relay - M Nguyen, N. Nguyen, Cathcart, Brabham (1st)

Dive - Murphy (1st), Thuet (4th), Grypp (8th), Walter (11th)

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Wrestling Qualifies Eight For State Tournament

The #2 state ranked Howell wrestling program came into the district tournament hoping to walk away with several wrestlers that would qualify for state this coming weekend at Mizzou and they did just that. Overall eight Howell wrestlers qualified for state and will represent the Vikings. The Vikings were led by district championship performances by Antonio Jenkins-Harris, Dylan Komperda and Jack Flynn. You can view the results for our state qualifiers at the district tournament below. Good luck to our eight wrestlers representing Howell at the state level this weekend at Mizzou!

MSHSAA Class 4 - District 2 State Qualifiers & Results

106 lbs - Josh Kyle (29-9) placed 2nd and scored 19.00 team points.

120 lbs - Tyler Kreith (31-3) placed 2nd and scored 19.50 team points.
132 lbs - Moses Powell (12-11) placed 4th and scored 9.00 team points.
145 lbs - Tyler McGhee (25-10) placed 3rd and scored 15.00 team points.
160 lbs - Ty Purler (28-3) placed 2nd and scored 21.00 team points.

170 lbs - Antonio Jenkins Harris (31-2) placed 1st and scored 21.00 team points.
182 lbs - Dylan Komperda (35-0) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points.
195 lbs - Jack Flynn (33-1) placed 1st and scored 23.50 team points.

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Six Swimmers Qualify For State In Eight Events

Congratulations to our girls swim program for qualifying for state in eight events. The Lady Vikings have had a historic season and are looking to make a splash at the State meet this weekend. Below you can find all of our state qualifiers. Congratulations to these young ladies on a great season and good luck at state this weekend at the Rec Plex.

200 Medley Relay

Alyssa Juris

Emma Brabham

Madison Nguyen

Natalie Nguyen

200 IM

Emma Brabham

Madison Nguyen

100 Fly

Alyssa Juris

Reagan Cathcart

100 Free

Reagan Cathcart

200 Free Relay

Alyssa Juris

Reagan Cathcart

Madison Nguyen

Emma Brabham

100 Backstroke

Alyssa Juris

Natalie Nguyen

400 Free Relay

Madison Nguyen

Natalie Nguyen

Reagan Cathcart

Emma Brabham


Sadie Murphy

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Golden Girls Finish Fifth In Nation At UDA Nationals

Congratulations to our Golden Girls on finishing 5th in the nation in the hip-hop category at the UDA Nationals. In addition to the hip-hop category the Golden Girls also advanced out of pre-lims in the jazz category. The GG's have spent the past nine months preparing for the UDA Nationals. Next up for the GG's is the state competition at Family Arena on February 25th. Congratulations again to the GG's on their strong showing at the national level and good luck at state!
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Cordia & Hardy Named All-Americans By Prep Volleyball

Congratulations to Kennedy Cordia and Mikayla Hardy for being named Honorable Mention All-Americans by The two standouts helped lead the Lady Vikings to the most wins in program history and the first appearance in the State Championship game. Kennedy will be furthering her education and playing career at St. Louis University in the fall while Mikayla will further her education and volleyball career at the University of Chicago. Congratulations to these two young ladies on a great season and a great honor.
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Maddi Leigh Named SCC Sports Hall of Fame Outstanding Female Athlete Of The Year

Congratulations to Maddi Leigh for being named the St. Charles County Amateur Sports Hall of Fame "Oustanding Female Senior Athlete of the Year!" Maddi has had an outstanding high school career at Howell both on and off the course and track. She will be attending Oakland University in the fall to further her education and cross country/track career. You can view her many accomplishments at Howell below. Congratulations again to Maddi on a great honor and great high school career at Francis Howell.

4.23 GPA
NHS Inductee
4x Academic All-Conference Cross Country
4x Academic All-Conference Track
Cross Country:
4x GAC South Champion
2013 District Champion
4x Class 4 All-District
4x St. Louis Track Club All-Metro
4x St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro
4x State Qualifier
4x All-State
18:08 5k ranks 3rd in Francis Howell history
9x GAC South Champion
10x Class 5 All-District
8x Class 5 District Champion
10x Class 5 All-Sectional
9x Class 5 Sectional Champion
5x Class 5 All-State
Top 4 in 4 different events in Francis Howell history
3x Kansas Relays Qualifier
4x100 National Team Member Qualifier

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Scholar Bowl Finishes 2nd At GAC Competition

Congratulations to Scholar Bowl for their stong showing at the GAC Tournament last weekend. The Howell Scholar Bowl team tied for second place at the competition hosted by Orchard Farm. Congratulations to team Members: Ganon Evans, Kaylie Fernandez, Jack Thessen, and Michael Spenser.
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Freshman Girls Basketball Wins GAC Tournament Championship

Congratulations to the freshman girls basketball program on winning the GAC Tournament Championship on Thursday night. The Lady Vikings finished the season and undefeated 13-0. The future of Francis Howell Lady VIkings Basketball looks very bright! Congratulations to Coach Carlson and the freshman girls on a great season!
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Wintergurard Hosts WGI Event

On Saturday (2/4) the Howell Band hosted a WGI Guard competition on the campus of Francis Howell High School. The event was attended by nearly 40 high schools from across the midwest. The Howell "A" Guard made finals and placed 16th in their first outing of the year. The "B" Guard did not make finals but had a good first performance of the contest season. Follow @FHVikings and the Viking Insider this season to stay up to date with all of the Winterguard competitions.
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Howell Spotlight Artist - Jamie Velasco

As the Viking Insider continues to recognize students across all activities at FHHS, we continue one of the great features of the Viking Insider, 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 next several weeks. This week we take a look at the work of Jamie Velasco and learn more about her theme for her work.

Artist: Jamie Velasco

Grade: Senior

Favorite Howell Art Class: Studio & Painting I & II

Favorite Medium: Paint

Sustained Theme: "Demons and things I struggle with on a daily basis"

Works: You can view several pieces of Jamie's work below.

Howell DECA Qualifies 51 Students For State

Students of the Francis Howell High School Chapter of Missouri DECA: An Association of Marketing Students joined over 720 high school marketing students at the annual District Career Development Conference held February 8, 2017 at the Chesterfield Mall. Francis Howell had 51 qualify to go to the State Career DECA Competition at the Lodge of the Four Seasons. Forty three of those students will represent Francis Howell on March 12-14 in the Ozarks are:

Kirsten Baugh - Apparel and Accessories Marketing Series

Shaneerah Woodruff - Advertising Campaign

Katherine Weisacosky - Advertising Campaign

Elaina Blondin, Halle Hunter & Karlie Kinsey - Business Services Operation Research

John Coveney & Kyle Grantham - Buying & Merchandising Team Decision Making

Jenna Rhoads, Abbie Schellert & Megan Schulz - Buying and Merchandising Operations Research

Lauren Jacquin, Jessica Krieger & Emma Witter - Independent Business Plan

Alyssa Kohrs & Olivia Prager - Independent Business Plan

Teresa Toarmina, Courtney Kutter & Bridget Schulte - Innovation Plan

Daniel-Chase Pruitt - Start-up Business Plan

Jessica Fisher & Sammie Markus - Financial Services Team Decision Making

Shelby Odle - Hotel And Lodging Management

Reeder Kuhn - Hotel And Lodging Management

Holly Anderson & Elaina Blondin - Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

Carson Lohmann & Brady Peters - Hospitality Services Team Decision Making

Daniel Roberson - Human Resource Management

Abby Schmidt - Marketing Communication Series

Adam Reider - Marketing Communication Series

Zack Hunsicker - Principles of Business Management

Eric Radle - Quick Serve Restaurant Management

Brooke Watkins - Restaurant and Food Services Management

Lydia Frederick - Retail Merchandising Series

Rachel Lesinski - Retail Merchandising Series

Orville Parker - Retail Merchandising Series

Kendall Kellerman & Avery Roberts - Sports and Entertainment Operations Research

Jayla Williams - Sports & Entertainment Promotion Plan

Noel Fazio & Alyssa Juris - Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Decision

Hanna Anderson & Alex Mayse - Hospitality and Tourism Operations Research

These students have an opportunity to advance to the International DECA Conference. This year’s International Career Development Conference will be held April 25-30 in Anaheim California.

DECA competitive events are designed to contribute to the development of competencies needed for careers in marketing, management and merchandising, to motivate students to assume responsibility for self-improvement and self-discipline, to assist students in acquiring a realistic self-concept through individual and group activities and to provide visibility for the educational goals and objectives of marketing education.

DECA is the only international organization specifically designed to reinforce the occupational competencies of high school students who wish to pursue a career in marketing, merchandising or management. Over 180,000 students from the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are involved in this organization.

Spring Meet The Coaches Set For February 15th

The spring season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for February 15th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the high school commons with the meeting portion beginning at 6:00 p.m. All eligibility paperwork must be complete to be turned in. All students wanting to participate in a spring MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day on February 27th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on February 15th. To ensure participation on February 27th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than February 23rd at noon . A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

Meet The Coaches - February 15th

5:30-6:00 pm - Eligibility Paperwork Turn In

6:00-6:20 pm - Presentation By Activities Director Sean Erwin (Only those that did not attend the fall or winter Meet the Coaches need to attend this portion)

6:20-6:45 pm - Team Breakout Sessions (All spring student-athletes must attend)

Link To Eligibility Paperwork -

Please note that all freshman, juniors, and new Howell students must have an updated IMPACT test on file prior to participating. Below you can find upcoming IMPACT test dates for the winter season.

Upcoming IMPACT Testing Dates:

February 8th - 3:00pm in Learning Commons

February 9th - 3:00pm in Learning Commons

February 15th - 5:00pm in Learning Commons

February 21st - 3:00pm in Learning Commons

Limelight Theatre To Present Pulitzer-Winning 'Crimes of the Heart' In April

The Francis Howell Limelight Theatre has announced their spring production and cast. On April 5,6,7 the Limelight Theatre will be performing the Pulitzer-Winning 'Crime of the Heart.' You can view the cast of the production below. Congratulations to the cast!

Cast - (Understudies in parentheses)

Lenny - Rebekah Anthonis (Rachel Anthonis)

Meg - Allision Schultz (Lindsay Mosher)

Babe - Kayla Elmore (Kennedy Lindauer)

Chick - Mikayla Angeli (Meghan Swoboda)

Doc - Nick Stevens (Jake Conrad)

Barnette - Chris Mosher (Mateo Flores)

*understudies will perform on the 2nd night of the run, Friday April 7.)

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Boys Basketball Extends Win Streak To Nine Games

The boy's basketball program extended their win streak to nine games on Friday night following a win over FHN. The Vikings are having one of the best seasons in program history and currently have an 18-4 record. The boy's program has four games remaining in the regular season before they head into the district tournament that will be hosted by Eureka. To find the schedule of upcoming games and the results for the Vikings you can click on the following link - Boys Varsity Basketball Schedule Good luck to the boy's program as they complete the last two weeks of the regular season.
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New Howell Club Aims To Help Grant Wishes

Francis Howell High School offers over 70 activities, clubs and sports for students to get involved in. Additionally, students have the opportunity to start their own club after acquiring ten members and a staff sponsor. A new club that has been developed at Howell is the Kids For Wish Kids Club. The club aims to help support the Make A Wish Foundation through granting a local kid their wish. Below you can find more information regarding their efforts for the 16-17 school year. Stay tuned for opportunities to help support this great club and the Make A Wish Foundation.
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Baseball To Host Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

The Francis Howell Baseball program will be hosting an upcoming dodgeball tournament. For more information on how you can show off your dodgeball skills please click the link below.

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Save The Bees

The Save the Bees Club is selling flower seeds during lunches on Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th for $3 per box. The seeds will grow into flowers that pollinators, like bees and butterflies, need in order to live. Help save the bees by planting seeds!
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2017-18 Dead Period & Sports Season Start Dates Released

The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods for the 2017-18 school year have been released. The MSHSAA 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 2017-18 school year.

Summer Dead Period (All MSHSAA Sponsored Activities) - July 1-9, 2017

Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - July 23-30, 2017

Fall Sports Begin July 31, 2017

Winter Sports Dead Period (Winter Sports - excluding girls swim) - October 22-29, 2017

Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins October 30, 2017

Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - October 29-November 5, 2017

Girls Swim Begins November 6, 2017

Spring Sports Dead Period - February 18-25, 2018

Spring Sports Begin February 26, 2018

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Tradition Lives Here

225 GAC Championships

147 District Championships

68 Final Four Appearances

25 State Championships