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The 100th Edition Of The Viking Insider

A big thank you to all Viking fans that continue to read the Viking Insider. This week's Viking Insider is the 100th edition. To date, nearly 81,000 people have viewed the Viking Insider. The goal of the Viking Insider from it's inception was to help recognize and share the great accomplishments that go on in Howell activities, clubs and sports. We hope that you have enjoyed the first 100 editions and that you will continue to read the Viking Insider and share it with other Viking fans. Thank you again for your continued support of all of our programs!

55 Vikings To Further Education & Activity/Sport At College Level

The 2016-17 season has been a huge success both in and out of Howell activities, clubs and sports. On Friday, Howell hosted it's second and final "Signing Ceremony" for those student-participants that will be furthering their education and activity/sport at the college level next year. This year 55 student-participants will be moving on to compete in their sport or activity at the college level. These 55 young men and women have not only had success in their activity or sport but have also excelled in the classroom where over the course of their high school career they hold a cumulative GPA of 3.60.

Over the course of the past three years, Francis Howell High School has had 163 student-participants move on to further their education and activity/sport at the college level. These 163 students held a cumulative GPA of 3.55 over the course of their high school careers. You can view the "Signing Class of 2017" below. Congratulations to all of these Vikings for their accomplishments in the classroom and in their activity/sport.

Class of 2017 College Signees

Mike Brown - Band - Central Methodist

Zachary Lewis - Band - Iowa State

Charlie Kelting - Baseball - St. Charles Community College

McGwire Dean - Baseball - STLCC- Meramec

Ben Holsclaw - Baseball - Missouri Southern State University

Riley Shanahan - Basketball - Central Methodist

Ryan Spears - Basketball - Central Methodist

Desiree Rudolph - Cheer - Lindenwood University

Taylor Johnson - Cheer - Truman State

Bridget O'Reilly - Cheer - DePauw University

Diana West - Choir - St. Charles Community College

Hannah Haedike - Choir - Millikin University

Madalyn Wheeler - Choir - Missouri State University

Gillian Steeno - Choir - University of Mississippi

Mikayla Angeli - Choir - Missouri State University

Tyler Nadler - Choir - MO S&T

Madison Jackson - Choir - SEMO

Devon O'Hara - Choir - Belmont University

Addison Strehl - Choir - Missouri State University

Lindsi Wilfing - Choir - Mizzou

Halle Douglass - Choir - McKendree University

Natalie Kayser - Color Guard - Missouri State

Maddie Leigh - Cross Country/Track - Oakland University

Emma Koehler - Dance - Arkansas State University

Becca Tierney - Dance - LSU

Shelby Odle - Dance - University of Missouri

Meghan Swoboda - Theater - University of Central Missouri

Alex Jones - Football - Robert Morris University

Dawson Keim - Football - Indiana Wesleyan

Devon Jones - Football - University of Indianapolis

Chris Porter - Football - Coe College

Jared Rottmann - Golf - Mineral Area College

Bridget Schulte - Golf - Missouri State University

Brett Breakstone - Lacrosse - Lindenwood-Belleville University

Richie Graham - Lacrosse - Missouri Baptist University

Carson Morrissey - Lacrosse - Columbia College

Ryan Burke - Lacrosse - Missouri State University

Lauren Jacquin - Lacrosse - Rockhurst

Emma Witter - Rowing - Kansas State

Connor Riley - Soccer - Missouri Baptist University

Marie Dishian - Soccer - Centre College

Casey Flemming - Softball & Wrestling - Missouri Baptist University

Megan Tersteeg - Softball - Drury University

Alyssa Juris - Swim - Long Island University-Brooklyn

Lauren Beauchamp- Track - University Northern Iowa

Caroline DuBoeuf - Track/Cross Country - Missouri State

Brooklyn Just - Track/Cross Country - Maryville University

Ryan Clamors - Volleyball - Culver Stockton College

Kennedy Cordia - Volleyball - Saint Louis University

Lydia Frederick - Volleyball - Nicholls State University

Zack Reider - Volleyball - Quincy University

Mikayla Hardy - Volleyball - University of Chicago

Tyler Kreith - Wrestling - Maryville University

Dylan Komperda - Wrestling - Drury University

Antonio Jenkins-Harris - Wrestling - Lindenwood University

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Varsity & JV Girls Win GAC South Championships

On Friday night the varsity girls track program was able to do something it had not done since 2013, win the GAC South Championship! The Lady Vikings had a dominating performance across almost all events. The JV girls program also won the GAC South Championship in convincing fashion. The boys varsity and JV program also had several standout performances at the GAC South Meet.

You can view the All-GAC Performers for both the boys and girls program below. You can also click this link - to view all results from the GAC South Meet. Congratulations to our Vikings and Lady Vikings on a great showing at the conference meet!



Kalina Schiermeier 3rd JV 14.20


Kalescia Thomas 3rd V 27.18 (PR)

Hannah Sinn 2nd JV 29.48

Sydney Russell 3rd JV 29.60 (PR)


Nick Schultz 3rd V 51.96 (SB)

Alexa Brugere 2nd V 1:02.12 (SB)

Taylor Russell 3rd V 1:02.63 (PR)

Sydney Russell 1st JV 1:06.21


Nick Schultz 2nd V 2:02.67

Kelly Schroeder 1st V 2:26.20 (PR)

Erin Gilbert 2nd V 2:27.53

Chloe Figgins 2nd JV 2:36.98 (SB)


Maddi Leigh 1st V 5:16.46

Erin Gilbert 2nd V 5:26.57

Lexi Comparato 2nd JV 5:50.13 (SB)

Chloe Chappell 3rd JV 5:52.68


Maddi Leigh 1st V 11:42.01

Alexis Edgar 1st JV 12:57.55 (PR)

Alicia Zitting 2nd JV 13:05.00

100m Hurdles:

Kalescia Thomas 1st V 15.64

Hannah Sinn 1st JV 18.21 (PR)

Megan West 2nd JV 18.61 (PR)

300m Hurdles:

Kalescia Thomas 1st V 47.72

Claire Doss 2nd JV 54.81

High Jump:

Kam Sullivan 1st V 5' 0" (PR)

L Comparato 1st JV 4' 6"

M. Stampehl 1st V 6' 0"

Long Jump:

Max Stampehl 2nd V 20' 1" (PR)

Lauren Beauchamp 1st V 17' 7" (SB)

Katie Kinnear 2nd JV 14' 4.5" (PR)

Triple Jump:

Katie Kinnear 2nd JV 31' 0"

4x100m Relay:

Claire Doss, Tess Woerther, Olivia Wansing, Hannah Sinn - 1st JV 55.22

4x200m Relay:

K Thomas, A Brugere, T Russell, J Stull 1st V 1:48.61 (SB)

A Ferreira, K Kinnear, C Doss, S Russell 1st JV 1:56.08

4x400m Relay:

N Schultz, J Bridges, B Panagos, N Liddell 2nd V 3:38.31 (SB)

A Brugere, K Schroeder, C Duboeuf, T Russell 2nd V 4:13.56

C Doss, L Comparato, A Ferreira, S Russell 1st JV 4:31.73

4x800m Relay:

A Brugere, K Schroeder, C Duboeuf, E Gilbert 1st V 9:48.67

C Figgins, B Green, L Comparato, C Chappell 1st JV 10:36.39

Pole Vault:

C Hart 3rd V 12' 6"

L Beauchamp 1st V 10' 6"

B Campbell 2nd JV 8' 0"

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Baseball Earns Share Of GAC South Championship

Congratulations to the baseball program on earning a share of the GAC South Championship. The Vikings earned a share of the conference title after splitting with Troy last week. The baseball team will now prepare to defend their 2016 Class 5 State Championship as they get the #1 seed in the District Tournament. Good luck to our Vikings as they head into post-season play!
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Girl's Soccer Volunteers With SPENSA

On Saturday the girl's soccer program continued their involvement with the Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA). Our Lady Vikings took to the field to help young people with disabilities learn to play soccer. The goal of SPENSA is to bring the excitement and fun of playing soccer to players who traditionally have not had a place in the youth soccer system. The girl's soccer program has made their involvement with SPENSA a yearly tradition. For more information on SPENSA you can visit their website at
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JV Soccer Goes Undefeated In GAC South

Congratulations to the JV girl's soccer team for going undefeated in the GAC South! The JV Lady Vikings are currently 12-1-2 on the season and will finish up the season this week with two games. Congratulations to the JV for a strong season! The future certainly looks bright for Lady Vikings Soccer!
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Zach Reider Earns Tournament MVP Honors

This past weekend the Boys Volleyball program competed in the very competitive O'Fallon Tournament. Senior Zach Reider was named the Tournament MVP of the two day event. In the fall, Zach will be furthering his education and volleyball career at Quincy University. Congratulations to Zach on a great tournament and career at Howell.
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Varsity Golf Finishes Second At Districts; Advances As A Team

The Boys Varsity Golf program had a another strong showing at the District Golf Tournament last week as they finished second in the District to advance as a team. This is the third consecutive year they have advanced out of District play as a team. The Vikings will now compete in the State Sectionals at the Bluffs this week. You can read more about the Vikings District Tournament performances by clicking on this link - STL Today Article
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Vikings Finish 2016-17 By Winning 11 Of A Possible 19 Conference Championships

It has truly been a great year to be a Viking! The 2016-17 season saw our Vikings win 11 of a possible 19 GAC South Championships. You can view a recap of the conference championships won by our programs this season. Congratulations to all of our student-participants, coaches, and parents for their efforts to make this year a huge success.

2016-17 GAC South Championships

Girls Cross Country

Girls Golf

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball


Girls Swimming

Girls Track


Boys Tennis

Band Ends Year With Spring Spectacular Performance

The concert band performed last week to end the school year with their "Spring Spectacular" concert. During the concert band members were recognized for their state competition awards. If you missed last week's Viking Insider that highlighted the band competition awards you can view it by clicking this link - Congratulations to all of our band members for a memorable 2016-17 season.
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Girls Lacrosse Wins On Senior Night

The Girls Lacrosse program earned a big win on Friday night as they beat Visitation 23-13. The game marked the first time the Lady Vikings have played in the stadium at Howell. In only it's second season, the program recognized seniors Lauren Jacquin, Casey Flemming, Jenna Rygelski, Aliza Webb, Veronica Schroeder, and Kirsten Phillips. Congratulations seniors and thank you for helping to grow the program!
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Howell TSA Competes At Boeing Engineering Challenge

The Ninth Annual Boeing Engineering Challenge took place May 3 at Washington University Field House. Francis Howell’s Technical Student Association (TSA) competed for the third year and successfully brought home medals in each division. The competition is to build hand thrown gliders and compete against other area schools in creative appearance, innovative design, straightest flight, longest flight, and other categories. Team Dragonfly consisting of Sierra Rivas, Dustin Burt, and Chris Doering (not pictured) won the most innovative engineering award for Division One. Team Titanic won the medal for the longest time in the air for Division Two. The team consisted of Hamming Lin, Matt Bahan, Michael Spencer, David Yang, and Luke Lalumandier. Division Three straightest flight was won by Team Hindenberg wiith team members Tyler Nadler, Hamming Lin, David Yang, Luke Lalumandier, and Eric Hanson. Thanks to Boeing for hosting the competition. The returning members of the teams are already planning changes for next year.
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Boys Volleyball Recognizes Seniors

Congratulations to Zach Reider, Owen Gallagher, Mike Brohm, Ned Bargen, and Cameron Wiggins for their great careers within the boy's volleyball program. We wish these seniors good luck as they prepare for the District Tournament this weekend!
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Kane Katubig Wins MJEA Video Of The Year Award

Congratulations to Kane Katubig on winning the MJEA Video of the Year award. You can view Kane's video here: The MJEA Individual Student awards are designed to honor the very best in student writing, photography, design and video storytelling in Missouri by selecting one winner in each category.. The state winners receive a special medallion and certificate for their accomplishments. Congratulations again to Kane!

JV Baseball Has Won 9 Of Last 10

The JV Baseball program has put together a strong ten game stretch dating back to early April. The Vikings have won nine of their last ten and are currently 11-3 on the season. The JV will wrap up their season this week by playing three games. Congrats to the JV Baseball team on a great season.
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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

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 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