The Viking Insider
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20 Student-Athletes Recognized On National Signing Day
On Wednesday, February 1st twenty Howell student-athletes took part in National Signing Day. The twenty student-athletes will be furthering their education and sport/activity at the college level. These students have also excelled in the classroom where the currently have a cumulative 3.63 GPA over the course of their four years at Howell.
Over the course of the past three years, 128 Howell student participants have gone on to further their education and sport/activity at the college level. This May, the Howell Activities Department will recognize those that have signed after the National Signing Day. Stay tuned to @FHVikings and the Viking Insider for more celebrations of our students furthering their careers at the college level.
Student - Sport/Activity - University - Level
Ben Holsclaw - Baseball - Missouri Southern State University - NCAA DII
Charlie Kelting - Baseball - St. Charles Community College - JUCO
Desiree Rudolph - Cheer - Lindenwood University - NCAA DII
Maddie Leigh - Cross Country/Track - Oakland University - NCAA DI
Alex Jones - Football - Robert Morris University - NAIA
Devon Jones - Football - University of Indianapolis - NCAA DII
Bridget Schulte - Golf - Missouri State University - NCAA DI
Jared Rottman - Golf - Mineral Area College - JUCO
Brett Breakstone - Lacrosse - Lindenwood-Belleville University - NAIA
Richie Graham - Lacrosse - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA
Ryan Burke - Lacrosse - Missouri State University - NCAA DI
Connor Riley - Soccer - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA
Megan Tersteeg - Softball - Drury University - NCAA DII
Casey Flemming - Softball - Missouri Baptist University - NAIA
Lauren Beauchamp - Track - University Northern Iowa - NCAA DI
Kennedy Cordia - Volleyball - Saint Louis University - NCAA DI
Mikayla Hardy - Volleyball - University of Chicago - NCAA DIII
Lydia Frederick - Volleyball - Nicholls State University - NCAA DI
Ryan Clamors - Volleyball - Culver Stockton College - NAIA
Dylan Komperda - Wrestling - Drury University - NCAA DII
Click this link to view a FHSD article on National Signing Day that features Francis Howell.
Mikayla Hardy Named Finalist For Prepvolleyball.com National Player Of The Year
Wrestling Finishes Season Undefeated For First Time In Sixteen Years
Golden Girls Advance To Finals Of UDA Nationals
Howell Student-Participants Excelling In Classroom
At Francis Howell High School students involved in activities, clubs and sports are truly students first. The students involved in these activities gain great benefits from participation in activities outside of the classroom. By being involved in these activities students are developing skills that they otherwise would not get in the classroom. During the first semester our Vikings excelled in the classroom. You can view the academic accomplishments of our programs below. Congratulations to all of our coaches, sponsors and students for their efforts in the classroom and in their activity!
Academic Accomplishments By Season:Fall - 593 Student-Athletes - 3.39 Cumulative GPA
Winter - 374 Student-Athletes - 3.47 Cumulative GPA
Fall MSHSAA Program Cumulative GPA's
Girls Tennis - 3.77
Boys Swim - 3.73
Girls Golf - 3.68
Boys XC - 3.66
Girls Volleyball - 3.61
Softball - 3.59
Band - 3.54
Girls XC - 3.51
Colorguard - 3.4
Boys Soccer - 3.39
Football - 3.04
Winter MSHSAA Program Cumulative GPA's
Scholar Bowl - 4.46
Girls Swim - 3.83
Speech - 3.75
Dance - 3.55
Girls Basketball - 3.55
Drumline - 3.44
Winterguard - 3.4
Cheer - 3.12
Boys Basketball - 3.10
Wrestling - 3.00
Girls Basketball Feeds St. Charles Area Homeless
Howell Spotlight Artist - Marie Dishian
As the Viking Insider continues to recognize students across all activities at FHHS, this week we bring back a popular feature of last school year, 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 Marie Dishian and learn more about her theme for her work.
Artist: Marie Dishian
Favorite Howell Art Class: AP Studio Art
Favorite Medium: Oil Painting
Sustained Theme: "Departure"
Works: You can view several pieces of Marie's work below.
FCCLA Qualifies 23 For State Competition
Congratulations to our twenty-three FCCLA students that have qualified for state competition. These students advanced after last week's regional competition. You can view the students that have qualified for the state competition below. Good luck to all of the students!
Gold Medals and State Qualifiers
2 Culinary Arts Teams
Michael Cade - State, Brandice Atherton - State, Dan Mullins - State, Nick Schultz, Adam Bryant, Jordan Randell
Megan Hoerferlin, Grace Mechtly, Lexi Rupp, Mandy Faulkner, K-leigh Stewart
Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation
McGwire Dean, Luke Sturm, Chance McClanahan
Ian Colley, Celine Jennings
Promote and Publicize FCCLA - Tommy Lewis
Environmental Ambassador - Madison Skambraks
Life Event Planning
Melissa Byers, Brittany Giulvezan
Recycle and Redesign - Brighton Kelley
Applied Math for Culinary Arts - Mason Hart
Job Interview -Kaylee Grypp
Taylor Johnson - State, Cameron Lashley - State, Mallory Scull
Silver Medals - Olivia Kaufmann, Brooke Donnelly, Jake Sronce, Peter O'Brien, Alex Jones
Bronze Medals - Dillan Priest, Riley Madigan
Six Howell Wrestlers Pass The 100 Win Mark
Howell Choir Continues To Achieve High Levels Of Success
The Missouri Music Educators Association hosts the MO All-State Honor Choir each year in conjunction with the MMEA conference where Educators from all over the state come to receive professional development. The conference is held at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Lake of the Ozarks. Madi Jackson was a representative from Howell who was selected through audition to participate in this highly acclaimed ensemble. The students rehearsed for four days and their work culminated in a performance for music directors and families of the students. The 16 students from St. Louis Metro 8 district combine with students all over the state to make up the honor choir of 200 voices. They work with a world renowned clinician on musical technique, musical style, connecting to the text of the music and so much more over this 3 day period. It is an incredible opportunity that many singers aspire to but only few get the honor to experience. Congratulations to Madi Jackson for representing FHHS and our choir program for their efforts!
Yearbook Highlighted in JEA Spring Publication
Wintergurard Hosts WGI Event
You can read the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine article on the Friends of Kids With Cancer benefit put on by several Howell programs by clicking this link.
You can view the KMOX interview with Howell alum and SLU Volleyball All-American Danielle Rygelski by clicking this link.
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 - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQRUPP7fQ-WcGlOUkREQ0M2QU0/view
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
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, 2018Spring Sports Begin February 26, 2018
Upcoming Howell Events & Activities
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