Knightly News

May 16, 2016

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Francis Howell North High School Journalism student Anthony Kristensen has been named a 2016 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award Winner.

Kristensen will be presented his national award May 25 in Washington D.C. at a ceremony at the Newseum with Ethyl Kennedy. Kristensen will be presented his award in the High School Print category. It's for a story he wrote in March of 2015 entitled "What One Family Can Never Forget." The piece tells the Koso family’s story as they searched for refuge all throughout a war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s. They share how they fled their homes in hope of finding safety wherever they could, which took them from their homes in the small town of Rogatica to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo to their current residence in St. Louis.

Kristensen is the fourth recipient of this national honor from Francis Howell North High School. Preceding him as recipients are David Shewmaker (2008), Ryan Firle (2009), Alexis Christo (2013).

Other honorees in the three student and nine professional categories range from the Los Angeles Times to NPR News. You can see the full press release here:

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Girl's Track Finishes 2nd at Districts

Trey Pettit shot put and discus, Ann Russell shotput, Nicole Morse polevault, Devyn Meyer and polevault, Isaiah Bryant polevault, Ben Ludwig polevault, Anthony Neal Triple jump, Kathryn Brooks 300m hurdles, Bryan Chac 3200, Heidi Hauptman 1600 & 3200, Corrine Stevens 3200, Mackenzie Pugh 800, and the 4x800- Heidi Hauptman, Mackenzie Pugh, Tiana Lowe, Claire Huss
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Girls Soccer - GAC Champions

The Lady Knights soccer team celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday, May 3rd. The Knights were awarded the #1 seed for districts. Districts will be played on May 17th & 19th at Howell North.
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Boys' Volleyball - GAC Champions & Move to Sectional Round

The boys' volleyball team checked off one on their season goals, win a Conference title. The Knights defeated Howell Central in 3 games. The Knights were perfect in conference with a 12-0 record. The Knights will played in the district tournament on Saturday, May 14th at FHN. The Knights advanced to sectionals and will play Desmet at Francis Howell at 5 pm on Monday 5/16. GO KNIGHTS!
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Baseball #1 Seed in District Tourament

The Knights are the #1 seed in the District Tournament which begins on Saturday, May 14th at FHC. The Knights will play on Monday, May 16th at 1 PM at FHC. The Knights celebrated Senior Day this past Saturday with doubleheader wins over Hazelwood Central. Thank you seniors for your contributions to FHN baseball and good luck in the postseason.
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C-Team Soccer Champions of the FHC Tournament to End the Season

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Varsity Lacrosse Wins in the First Round of Districts

FHN Summer Camps Online

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Upcoming Events

5/16 Distict baseball @ 1PM at Howell Central

5/16 Sectional Volleyball vs. Desmet @ 5 PM at Francis Howell

5/17 District Soccer, FHN vs. Ritenour 5PM @ FHN

5/19 District Soccer Championship (teams TBD) 6PM @ FHN

GAC Hall of Fame

Last year, the Gateway Athletic Conference initiated a Hall of Fame to recognize players/coaches/school personnel that have impacted high school sports in our area. The GAC was created in 1971 with 5 charter member schools (Francis Howell, Ft. Zumwalt, Duchesne, Wentzville & Orchard Farm). Currently there are 17 schools divided into 3 divisions. The first HOF class included 20 inductees. This year, 15 inductees will be added. I am proud to announce that Vince Nowak (FHN’s former Head Soccer Coach), and Jeremy Iwaszkowiec (FHN Class of 1995, Soccer Player) will be inducted into the 2016 GAC Hall of Fame. Vince and Jeremy are members of the inaugural class in the FHN Athletic Hall of Fame. You can read each of their Bio’s at

The GAC HOF induction will be on May 25th at the annual GAC BBQ at Old Town St. Peters Park.

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Drug Education Fact

Q With a blood alcohol concentration of .1% (the legal limit in most states), a person is 6 to 7 times more likely to get in an accident.

Activities Website!

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MSHSAA Summer Dead Period

The MSHSAA Summer Dead Period will be July 2-10, 2016. The dead period includes athletics and activities. The summer dead period is designed to give students a break and help families plan vacations. Summer camp dates will be released in March.

2015-16 Theme

19 Sports-50 Activities-ONE TEAM

This year will focus on ONE TEAM, FHN! This involves our students, staff, parents, coaches and community. Get involved to be part of the FHN Team. We have a wide varieties of clubs and activities to choose from.

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MAHSAA How to Protect Your Eligibility

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