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Maddi Leigh Finishes High School Career With State Championship

To say that Maddi Leigh has had a great high school career is an understatement. On Saturday night Maddi capped off a great high school career with a State Championship in the 1600m and became only the second Howell female to post a sub five minute mile in school history. Maddi will finish her high school career with 12 All-State Medals and 1 State Championship. Congratulations to Maddi on a great high school career and good luck to her as she runs Cross Country and Track at NCAA Division I Oakland University.


Maddi Leigh - 2017 MSHSAA State Championships

1600m - State Champion

4x800 - 2nd Place

800m - 7th Place

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Track Earns 7 State Medals At MSHSAA State Championships

The track program had a strong showing at the MSHSAA State Championships over the weekend. You can view the results from the State Meet below. Congratulations to all of our track student-athletes that qualified for the State Meet.


Girls State Qualifiers - Events - Finish

Kalescia Thomas - 100m Hurdles - (Prelims)

Lauren Beauchamp - Pole Vault - (6th)

Alexa Brugere, Kelly Schroeder, Erin Gilbert, & Maddi Leigh - 4x800 - (2nd)

Erin Gilbert - 1600 - (12th)

Erin Gilbert - 800 - (15th)

Maddi Leigh - 1600m - (State Champion)

Maddi Leigh - 800m - (7th)


Boys State Qualifiers - Events - Finish

Colton Hart - Pole Vault

Dawson Keim & Riley Dachel Reach Tennis State Championships

Congratulations to Dawson Keim and Riley Dachel for qualifying in Doubles for the MSHSAA State Championships in Springfield, Missouri this past weekend. Dawson and Riley fell to Parkway Central and Lindbergh in their quest for a State Championship on Friday. Congratulations to Dawson on a great season!
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Kyle Grantham Named GAC South Player Of The Year

Congratulations to Kyle Grantham for being named the GAC South Player of the Year. Kyle had a standout senior season that included breaking the season batting average record with a .523 batting average in over 100 at bats.
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55 Howell Student-Participants To Further Activity/Sport At College Level

The Class of 2017 will have 55 student-participants that will further their education and activity or sport at the college level. These 55 student-participants have excelled in the classroom as well where they have an over 3.6 cumulative GPA. Over the course of the past three years Howell has produced 163 student-participants that are furthering their education or sport at the college level. Congratulations to the following 55 student-participants and good luck next year as they take their talents to the next level!


Student-Participant/Activity or Sport/ School/Classification

Mike Brown - Band - Central Methodist - NAIA

Zachary Lewis - Band - Iowa State - NCAA DI

Charlie Kelting - Baseball - St. Charles Community College - JUCO

McGwire Dean - Baseball - STLCC- Meramec - JUCO

Ben Holsclaw - Baseball - Missouri Southern State University - NCAA DII

Riley Shanahan - Basketball - Central Methodist - NAIA

Ryan Spears - Basketball - Central Methodist - NAIA

Desiree Rudolph - Cheer - Lindenwood University - NCAA DII

Taylor Johnson - Cheer - Truman State - NCAA DII

Bridget O'Reilly - Cheer - DePauw University - NCAA DIII

Diana West - Choir - St. Charles Community College - JUCO

Hannah Haedike - Choir - Millikin University - NAIA

Madalyn Wheeler - Choir - Missouri State University - NCAA DI

Gillian Steeno - Choir - University of Mississippi - NCAA DI

Mikayla Angeli - Choir - Missouri State University - NCAA DI

Tyler Nadler - Choir - Missouri S&T - NCAA DI

Madison Jackson - Choir - SEMO - NCAA DI

Devon O'Hara - Choir - Belmont University - NCAA DI

Addison Strehl - Choir - Missouri State University - NCAA DI

Lindsi Wilfing - Choir - Mizzou - NCAA DI

Halle Douglass - Choir - McKendree University - NCAA DII

Natalie Kayser - Color Guard - Missouri State - NCAA DI

Maddie Leigh - Cross Country/Track - Oakland University - NCAA DI

Emma Koehler - Dance - Arkansas State - University - NCAA DI

Becca Tierney - Dance - LSU - NCAA DI

Shelby Odle - Dance - University of Missouri - NCAA DI

Meghan Swoboda - Drama - University of Central Missouri - NCAA DII

Alex Jones - Football - Robert Morris University - NAIA

Dawson Keim - Football - Indiana Wesleyan - NAIA

Devon Jones - Football - University of Indianapolis - NCAA DII

Chris Porter - Football - Coe College - NCAA DIII

Jared Rottmann - Golf - Mineral Area College - JUCO

Bridget Schulte - Golf - Missouri State University - NCAA DI

Brett Breakstone - Lacrosse - Lindenwood-Belleville University - NAIA

Richie Graham - Lacrosse - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA

Carson Morrissey - Lacrosse - Columbia College - NAIA

Ryan BurkeLacrosse - Missouri State University - NCAA DI

Lauren Jacquin - Lacrosse - Rockhurst - NCAA DII

Emma Witter - Rowing - Kansas State - NCAA DI

Connor Riley - Soccer - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA

Marie Dishian - Soccer - Centre College - NCAA DIII

Casey Flemming - Softball - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA

Megan Tersteeg - Softball - Drury University - NCAA DII

Alyssa Juris - Swim - Long Island University-Brooklyn - NCAA DI

Lauren Beauchamp - Track - University Northern Iowa - NCAA DI

Caroline DuBoeuf - Track/Cross Country - Missouri State - NCAA DI

Brooklyn Just - Track/Cross Country - Maryville University - NCAA DII

Ryan Clamors - Volleyball - Culver Stockton College - NAIA

Kennedy Cordia - Volleyball - Saint Louis University - NCAA DI

Lydia Frederick - Volleyball - Nicholls State University - NCAA DI

Zack Reider - Volleyball - Quincy University - NCAA DII

Mikayla Hardy - Volleyball - University of Chicago - NCAA DIII

Tyler Kreith - Wrestling - Maryville University - NCAA DI

Dylan Komperda - Wrestling - Drury University - NCAA DII

Antonio Jenkins-Harris - Wrestling - Lindenwood - NCAA DII

Four Lady Viking Soccer Players Land Spot On All-Conference Team

Congratulations to Hope Limoges, Morgan Ebert, Kaylie Rosenberger and Natalie Jackson for earning All-Conference honors.


1st Team All-Conference

Hope Limoges

Morgan Ebert


2nd Team All-Conference

Kaylie Rosenberger

Natalie Jackson

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Howell Baseball Well Represented On All-Conference Team

The GAC South All-Conference baseball team was released this past week and five Vikings made the list. Congratulations to the following baseball players for earning All-Conference honors.


1st Team All-Conference

Kyle Grantham (Player of the Year)

Charlie Kelting

McGwire Dean

2nd Team All-Conference

Chase Goulet

Michael Collins

Howell Activities/Clubs/Sports Raise $40,034 And Perform 6,949 Hours Of Service

During the 16-17 school year Howell activities, clubs and sports were actively involved in the community through outreach and fundraising efforts to benefit charities. In all, Howell programs took part in 51 projects to benefit 35 different charities. For the year, $40,034 was raised for charities and 6,949 hours of service were performed. Congratulations to all of our programs for their active involvement in our community.
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Girls Lacrosse Lands Five On All-Conference Team

Congratulations to the following Girls Lacrosse Student-Athletes for being named to the All-Conference Team:


1st Team: Marissa Guenther

2nd team: Danielle Robinson

Honorable Mention: Logan Goulet, Emily Eberwine & Lilly Wuest

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Wrestling Kicks Off Summer With Youth Camp

The summer is underway and Howell has already been busy with FHHS student-participants and youth participants looking to improve. The Howell Wrestling program kicked off the summer camp season by hosting 63 youth wrestlers at their camp. The young wrestlers spent the week learning more about wrestling and improving their skills.


For more information on Howell summer camps please visit the camp website at www.fhvikingscamps.com

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Class of 2017 Parent Club Makes $1000 Donation To Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

This spring the Senior Class Reps selected a charity to make a donation to on behalf of the Class of 2017. The students chose the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of former classmate Kayla Thornton, who passed away from the disease in middle school. A donation in the amount of $1,000 was given at the Charity Walk event on May 6, 2017. A big thank you to our senior students and parents for their efforts in raising the funds for such a great cause.

Activities Departmant Releases Important Summer Dates

As we quickly approach the beginning of summer the Activities Department wanted to communicate several important dates for our MSHSAA sponsored activities. Below you can find those dates. We hope you and your family have a great summer and look forward to another successful year during 2017-18!


Important Dates:

MSHSAA Summer Dead Period - July 1-9

Fall Meet the Coaches - July 19 (6:00pm in Commons)

Fall Sports Dead Period - July 23-30

Fall Sports Begin - July 31

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Fall Meet the Coaches Set For July 19th

The fall season "Meet the Coaches" has been set for July 19th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the high school commons with the meeting portion of the evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. All eligibility paperwork must be complete to be turned in. All students participating in a fall MSHSAA sponsored activity must have this completed prior to the first day on July 31st. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on July 13th. To ensure participation on August 1st all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than July 27th at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below.

Click link here - 2017-18 Eligibility Paperwork

Sign Up Now For Howell Summer Camps

Enrollment is now open to sign up and pay online for 2017 Howell Summer Camps! Be sure to visit http://www.fhvikingscamps.com to find camp dates and to sign up online.
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Tradition Lives Here

225 GAC Championships

147 District Championships

68 Final Four Appearances

25 State Championships