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Girls Golf Advances To State Sectionals For Second Straight Year

Congratulations to our Lady Viking golfers for advancing to the State Sectionals for the second straight year. The golf team finished the district tournament with a team score of 343 to advance. The Lady Vikings were paced by seventh place finishes by Jessica Fisher, Kylee Hormuth and Sydney Rogers. All three ladies also received All-District honors for their performance. You can view the scores below. Good luck to Girls Golf as they compete in the State Sectionals this week!


District Finish

T-7th Jessica Fisher

T-7th Kylee Hormuth

T-7th Sydney Rogers

17th Sammie Markus

26th Allison Moore


All-District Team

Kylee Hormuth

Jessica Fisher

Sydney Rogers

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Boys Swim Wins FZN Invitational; Josh Smith Sets School Record

Congratulations to the Boys Swim Team on winning the ten team FZN Invitational on Saturday, The Vikings had several standout performances and many PR's broken. The Vikings earned a commanding first place finish by 72 points over the second place team. Diver, Justin Smith also broke the 6 dive school record with 287.65 points. You can view the results from the FZN Invitational below. Congrats to all swimmers on a great team win!


FZN Invitational Results

JV 200 Medley Relay - Cole Guffey, Andrew Doan, Eli Holt, Dawson Grainger (2nd place)

Varsity 200 Medley Relay - Kaden Patterson, David Yang, Kaleb Clark, Samer Doumit (2nd place)

200 Free - Grant Reilmann took 2nd & Cole Guffey (3rd place)

200 IM - David Yang (4th place) & Kaleb Clark (7th place)

50 Freestyle - Sam Thompson (6th place) & Samer Doumit (7th place)

100 Fly - Kaleb Clark (5th place) & Eli Holt (9th place)

100 Freestyle - Samer Doumit (5th place) & Sam Thompson (6th place)

500 Freestyle - Kaden Patterson (1st place) & Cole Guffey (2nd place)

JV 200 Free Relay - Aidan Denny, Eli Holt, Cole Guffey & Ty Galati (1st place)

Varsity 200 Free Relay - Calvin Flemons, Dylan Krahl, Faolan Cody & Quinton Thuet (6th place)

100 Backstroke - Grant Reilmann (7th place) & Andrew Doan (8th place)

100 Breaststroke - David Yang (2nd place) & Quinton Thuet (4th place)

JV 400 Freestyle Relay - Sam Thompson, Dawson Grainger, Andrew Doan, Ty Galati (1st place)

Varsity 400 Freestyle Relay - Quinton Thuet, Dylan Krahl, Kaden Patterson, Kaleb Clark (3rd place)

Dive - Josh Smith (1st place - school record)

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Girls JV & Varsity Cross Country Finish 2nd At Capital City Invitational

It was a great day for the cross country program at the Capital City Invitational! The program broke 34 PRs at one of the toughest meets in the State! The varsity girls program took second place behind defending State Champion Lees Summit West. The JV Girls also finished second paced by a standout performance from Lexi Comparato who finished first. You can view the team and top individual scores from the meet below. Good luck to Cross Country as the compete in the GAC Meet this Thursday!


V Boys 10th Place


JV Boys 4th Place


V Girls 2nd Place

Erin Gilbert 5th

Maggie May 9th

Ally Hoppe 16th

Lizzy Payne 19th


JV Girls 1st Place

Lexi Comparato 1st

Alexis Edgar 5th

Sarah Russom 9th

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Band Finishes Fourth At Pride Of The Ozarks Band Competition

The Francis Howell HIgh School Marching Band traveled to Ozark to compete in the Pride of the Ozarks Marching Band Competition. The competition is regularly one of the top in the state. The Vikings finished first during prelims and earned the "General Effect Caption Award." In the finals, they went on to finish fourth in a very tough field. Congratulations to the band on another great weekend!
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Soccer Program Supports "Digging With Dads" At Parkway Meadows

One of the goals of Francis Howell activities, clubs and sports is to become active in the community and to give back. Last week the soccer program volunteered at Parkway Meadows Early Childhood to assist their "Digging with Dads" event. Howell received many positive comments from parents and staff members on the contribution from the soccer program. Thank you to our Vikings for giving back!
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Football Moves To 5-2 On The Season

The Howell football program earned a road win on Friday by traveling to Timberland and beating the wolves 24-10. The win moved the Vikings to 5-2 on the season. Over the course of the past four years, the Vikings have amassed a 35-7 record. The win on Friday night kept the Vikings in the #3 spot in the District standings. The top four seeds in the district standings get to host their opponent in week ten.


The Vikings will host FHC for Homecoming this Friday. Howell will be looking to extend their eight-year winning streak over FHC that dates back to 2008. We hope to see all Viking fans on Friday night.


Howell v Timberland Video Highlights

2017 Football Stats

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Cheer Raises Over $1,700 For The Walk To End Alzheimers

On Saturday, the Howell Cheer program participated and volunteered in the Alzheimers Association "Walk To End Alzheimers." The Howell Cheerleaders collected donations during the football games oand gathered donations from family and friends. This year our Lady VIkings raised over $1,700 for this great cause. Over the course of the past three years they have raised over $4,000 for this great organization. A big thank you to our cheer program for helping others and being actively involved in our community!

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Join The Howell Family During Homecoming Week 2017

When you think of some of your best memories, is a Howell Vikings or Howell event on your list? As thousands of Viking fans and Howell alums can attest, it is truly a great time to be a Viking! Homecoming is the perfect opportunity to come back to Howell and to enjoy the many events taking place! Where else can you wear your blue and gold and celebrate the great tradition of Francis Howell? Whether you are a current student or Howell alum, come out and show your Viking pride this week!


On Wednesday join us for the Powder Puff football game and homecoming festival sponsored by STUCO. Enjoy games, food, the introduction of Homecoming Court, Cheer and Golden Girl performances, a special Powder Puff Boys Cheer routine, and our Lady Vikings taking to the field for the Powder Puff football game. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the Powder Puff football game starting at 6.


On Friday night enjoy the homecoming football game as our Vikings take on FHC. Enjoy a special football entrance courtesy of friends at Peoples Savings Bank. Viking fans will also be treated to performances by the band, cheer, and dance programs. At halftime the Homecoming Court will also be introduced. Friday night's game begins at 7:00 p.m. A large crowd is expected so fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid lines and to get a seat.
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2017 Homecoming Court Announced

Last week the 2017 Homecoming Court was announced by STUCO. Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming Court!


Senior Boys: Will Clayton, Dylan Kossl, Jonny Krone, Derek Suiter

Senior Girls: Abby Aherron, Emma Brabham, Alex Eyler, Sammie Markus

Sophomore Court: Sydney Rogers & Lester Alexander

Junior Court: Lauren Holsclaw & Luke Niederjohn

Peoples Savings Bank Sponsors Football Entrance Friday Night

You will not want to miss the football entrance this Friday night at the homecoming game! Our friends from Peoples Savings Bank have a special surprise in store for all Viking fans. You will want to make sure you are in your seat by 6:40 p.m. to see our Vikings enter the field as they take on FHC for Homecoming 2017! We look forward to seeing another packed house of over 4,000 Viking fans!
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Homecoming T-Shirts On Sale During All Lunches This Week

The Howell Homecoming 2017 t-shirts will be on sale all this week during lunches for just $10. These shirts will go quick and are while supplies last. The sale of these shirts is a fundraiser for the cheer program and is a great way to show your #vikingpride as well as support our cheerleaders.
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Students Learn How To "Model It" At Viking Leadership Academy

The Viking Leadership Academy met for the second time this school year on Wednesday. Students are able to attend this leadership development opportunity during "Howell Time." The goal of the Viking Leadership Academy is to develop leadership abilities and to make Howell an even better place to be. This week's VLA activities focused on the theme "Model It - Connect What You Say With What You Do." Students had the opportunity to take part in activities that focused on getting to know other Vikings in the building. Students also were able to discuss and brainstorm with other Vikings on the following topics:

1.) How do we want to be known as a person?

2.) How do we want to be known as a leader?

3.) How can our R.I.S.E. core values guide the actions we take?


The Viking Leadership Academy (VLA) is looking to continue to grow it's attendance during Howell Time. All students are encouraged to attend this great leadership opportunity. To learn more about VLA and to find out when the next VLA meeting is please follow @FHVikings on Twitter!

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Viking Way Celebrates Student Success

This week Viking Way celebrated the success of students by recognizing those at Howell that have an over 3.0 GPA, above 95% attendance, and zero discipline. Over 800 students at FHHS met the criteria for this celebration. Students were treated to breakfast and games to celebrate their hard work in the classroom. Thank you to Viking Way for putting on this great yearly event!

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Winter Meet The Coaches Set For October 11th

The winter season "Meet the Coaches" has is set for October 11th. Eligibility paperwork turn in will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the high school commons with the meeting portion of the evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. Students can also complete Impact Testing beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. All eligibility paperwork must be complete to be turned in. All students participating in a fall MSHSAA sponsored activity must have the eligibility packet completed prior to the first day of winter sports on October 30th. It is recommended that all paperwork be turned in at the "Meet the Coaches" event on October 11th. To ensure participation on October 30th all fully complete paperwork must be turned in no later than October 26th at noon. A link to all eligibility paperwork can be found below or by visiting www.fhvikings.com. We look forward to seeing all winter student-athletes on October 11th.


2017-18 Eligibility Paperwork

Viking Fans Can Now Order Tickets Online

Purchasing tickets to your favorite Howell events just got easier! You can now purchase your tickets on www.fhvikings.com and through the "StateChamps" app! The free app allows you to avoid the lines at games and purchase your tickets directly from your phone. After purchasing your ticket through the app you just show the digital ticket to the gate worker and they will swipe the ticket on your phone!
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Upcoming Howell Events & Activities

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Howell Activities & Events This Week

Click the link above to view the calendar of events for this week.

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Francis Howell High School Activities Department

Tradition Lives Here

242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

72 Final Four Appearances

26 State Championships