The Viking Insider
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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.
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
Howell Honors Veterans
Francis Howell High School Veterans:
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
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
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.
- 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.
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.
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
STUCO Kicks Off Canstruction & Canned Food Drive
Cross Country Season Comes To An End
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