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12 Student-Athletes Sign Early To Continue Education & Sport At College Level

On Wednesday morning, twelve seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to further their education and play their sport at the collegiate level. These Vikings have not only had success at the court or field but they have also excelled in the classroom where the group has accumulated a 3.61 GPA over the course of their high school career. Below you can find each of the twelve Vikings that signed along with pictures from the morning and an article from the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. Good luck to all of our student-athletes as they prepare to represent Howell at the college level.

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Article

Zach Hunsicker - Baseball - University of Central Florida - NCAA DI

Lexi Pellegrini - Basketball - Missouri Valley - NAIA

Erin Gilbert - Cross Country/Track - University of Memphis - NCAA DI

Anthony Giacalone - Cross Country/Track - Northwood University - NCAA DII

Emilee Rooney - Softball - Iowa Wesleyan - NAIA

Whitney Boschert - Softball - McKendree University - NCAA DII

Marissa Guenther - Softball - Missouri Western State University - NCAA DII

Lexi Wallner - Softball - Westminster College - NCAA DIII

Taylor Litteken - Volleyball - Southern Indiana University - NCAA DI

Alexa Brugere - Volleyball - Tennessee Tech University - NCAA DI

Makenzie Thoman - Volleyball - Henderson State University - NCAA DII

Jack Flynn - Wrestling - University of Missouri - NCAA DI

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Howell Honors Veterans

On Friday, Francis Howell High School honored all veterans for their service and sacrifice. Six members of the Howell High School family served in the military and were presented with a special Veterans Day poster signed by students and staff. Thank you to all veterans and the following six that served and are currently part of our Howell Viking family!

Francis Howell High School Veterans:

Greg Aubuchon

Ken Benson

Tracy Carlson

Doug McVicar

Paula Svitak

Dave Wedlock

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Students Celebrate HOSA Week

This week Howell HOSA celebrated "HOSA Week." HOSA is an international student organization thats main goal is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's works to encourage all health science instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. During the course of HOSA Week Howell students took part in many activities to celebrate and promote their organization. You can view their activities from the week below. HOSA is just another organization that Howell offers for students to get involved and attached to the school while preparing them for life, college and careers after high school.

Monday: HOSA hangout, students gathered after school for pizza and games.

Wednesday & Thursday: Students sold pledge cards at lunch for Alzheimer’s Association, Diabetes Foundation, and The American Lung Association, in just 6 lunch shifts students raised 92 dollars for the charities!

Friday: HOSA Act of Kindness Day - students tweeted their kind acts to @FHHSHOSA with the #HosaCares

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Fall State Qualifiers Recognized

During the fall season, the Vikings had 18 student-participants qualify at the State level. These student-participants will be receiving their official "State Qualifier" shirt that is given to all students that advance to compete at the state level in their activity or sport. Congratulations to the following students for their success at the State level in their activity or sport!

Fall Season State Qualifiers

Clare Raftery- Band

Addie Struckman - Choir

Allison Schulz - Choir

Grace Kuiper - Choir

Jessica Fisher - Girls Golf

Kylee Hormuth -Girls Golf

Josh Smith - Boy's Diving

Aidan Denny - Boy's Swim

Andrew Doan - Boy's Swim

Caleb Clark-Boy's Swim

Cole Guffey - Boy's Swim

David Yang - Boy's Swim

Grant Reilmann - Boy's Swim

Kaden Patterson - Boy's Swim

Quinton Thuet-Boy's Swim

Sam Thompson -Boy's Swim

Samer Doumit - Boy's Swim

Erin Gilbert - XC

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Youth And Government Travels To State Capital

The Howell Youth and Government organization traveled to Jefferson City for it's annual State Convention this week. Youth and Government (YAG) is a student-driven simulation of state government, which involves 1,000 Missouri youth in grades 8-12. Beginning in the fall of each year, students come together in their local delegations to choose their roles, register and prepare for the State Convention. At the State Convention, students create their version of state government under the guidelines of the Missouri Constitution. All participants in Missouri come together for this three-day event at the State Capitol. Legislators meet in committees and in the House and Senate chambers to debate legislation. Attorneys try their cases before student judges and engage in a moot trial competition. The entire event is covered by a student newspaper, published four times in three days, and by a student television news program that airs several times each day. Participants also engage in campaigns and elections for officers who will serve during the following year. You can find a recap of the highlights from the three days below. Congratulations to our 57 students that attended this great event.

Howell Highlights

  • Andrea Lin received the Best Written Bill Award
  • Tara Anderson and Lera Ramsay received the Most Debatable Bill Award.
  • Howell Judicial teams won 4 out of 6 cases.
  • Alex Li was chosen to try a case in the final rounds of court cases
  • Rebecca Amos was chosen as the Co-Editor in Chief of Print Media for the convention next year.
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Artist Spotlight - Mackinna Leigh

All About Me - Mackinna Leigh

My Name is Mackinna Leigh and I am a senior, and I am excited to be chosen as the featured photographer this semester. I have always loved photography ever since my Uncle got me my first pink Coplix camera when I was 7. I remember taking it everywhere I went and just documenting everything.

I was always told, even back then, that I had an eye for being creative with my pictures, so I continued to take pictures and get better. I’ve always enjoyed sports photography, with my sister running track and cross country and my brother always playing soccer, I always had something to take pictures of. I still continue to take a lot of sports pictures, but now I also take people's senior pictures and random creative ideas.

I’ve really enjoyed D.A.D, because it has forced me to connect with my creative imagination. Having to come up with new ideas for pictures for topics such as boring object or destruction has been like a game for me, It’s one of my favorite parts of my day. I really hope you enjoy my pictures.

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Drama Finishes 3 Night Run Of Kill Me Deadly

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Kill Me Deadly. The fall production of "Kill Me Deadly" had a great three night run that was performed to great crowds. Thank you to all of our students, staff and parents that made the production possible.


Jake Conrad - Charlie Nickels

Erin Zhang - Mona Livingston

Marissa Gibbons - Ida

Carlie Schroeder - Lady Clairmont

Allison Schultz - Veronica Clairmont

Dylan Enyart - Clive Clairmont

Randal Dennis - Jaime

Camille Lechner - Henry

Nick Stevens - Adrian Wilson/Hobo #3

Sam Figgins - Louie/Shirley

Jaleacia Evans - Dewey/Hobo #2

Blake Cissell - Jonesy/Stanley

Santino Bono - Bugsy/Hobo #4

Katelyn Traluch - Lady Mary/Librarian/Laura Lynn

Mateo Flores - Fists

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STUCO Kicks Off Canstruction & Canned Food Drive

This week students in all second hour classes will be bringing in canned food items to benefit the Oasis Food Pantry. STUCO also is hosting a "Canstruction" competition where groups within the building can construct displays with their canned food items. Congratulations to our cheer program that got a head start on the competition.
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Cross Country Season Comes To An End

The Cross Country season came to an end but you can still relive the great season by the Vikings by clicking the link below to view their end of the season video. The Cross Country program prides itself on being a close family and it is very evident to those both inside and out of the program. Congratulations to Cross Country on another successful season.
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Tradition Lives Here

242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

72 Final Four Appearances

26 State Championships