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Girls Golf Wins GAC South Championship

Congratulations to Coach Storts and the Girls Golf program on winning the GAC South Championship! The Lady Vikings captured the title last week after finishing the regular season an undefeated 9-0. You can view the top finishers below as well as click the link provided to view an STL Today article on the Lady Vikings. Good luck to Girls Golf as they compete at the District Tournament on Monday!

GAC Tournament Top Finishers

Sydney Rogers - 4th

Sammie Markus - T-5th

Kylee Hormuth - T-5th

Jessica Fisher - 7th

Alsion Moore - 9th

STL Today Article

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Girls Tennis Wins GAC South Championship

The Girls Tennis Team capped off the most successful regular season in program history by taking home the GAC South Tournament Championship last week. The Vikings won all eight singles championships and won four of five doubles championships on their way to the GAC South title. The Lady Vikings had a dominant regular season where they finished 11-1 and went 103-6 in matches played. You can find the results from the GAC South Tournament below as well as a recent STL Today article on the team's success. Good luck to our Lady Vikings as they compete in Districts this week.

STL Today Article

Doubles Results

Kennidy Shirey/Audrey McDonnell - 1st

Elise Van Matre/Becca Zile - 1st

Macy Keim/Lily Hudanick - 1st

Annie Sudhakaran/Paige Pinzke - 3rd

Caitlin May/Rylee Jambois - 1st

Singles Results

Audrey McDonnell - 1st

Kennidy Shirey - 1st

Elise Van Matre - 1st

Becca Zile - 1st

Macy Keim - 1st

Lily Hudanick - 1st

Alex Mayse - 1st

Ashley McCarter - 1st

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Girls JV Golf Wins GAC Championship

Congratulations to the JV Girls Golf Team on winning the GAC South Championship with a score of 182. Our very own Beta Vondera finished first in the tournament overall. Congratulations to these ladies on a great season!

JV GAC Tournament Top Finishers

Beta Vondera - 1st

Josie Brakensiek - 2nd

Alexis Betlach - 3rd

Natalie Jostes - 5th

Sarah Hicks - 6th

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Band Finishes Second At Lafayette Contest of Champions

Congratulations to the Howell Viking Marching Band on their second place overall finish at the Lafayette Contest of Champions. The Band also won first place in "General Effect" and first place in "Overall Visual." Thank you to the many parents, students and fans that came out to support the band on Saturday!
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JV And Varsity Cross Country Win Six Flags Open

The Cross Country program had a dominant day at the Six Flags Open hosted by Maryville University. The JV Boys, JV Girls, Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls all took home first place at the meet. The Vikings also had individual champions with Anthony Giacalone in the varsity boys meet and Lexi Comparato in the JV girls meet. You can view the results from the Top 7 finishers at each level below. Congratulations to Cross Country on a great day at the Six Flags Open!

Varsity Boys

Anthony Giacalone - 1st

Austin Joyce - 3rd

Sam Porten - 6th

Jackson Foster - 7th

Nolan Riley - 8th

Deivydas Hermanas - 10th

Blake Panagos - 17th

Varsity Girls

Maggie May - 2nd

Erin Gilbert - 3rd

Ally Hoppe - 4th

Lily Boushelle - 6th

Lizzy Payne - 7th

Chloe Figgins - 10th

Taylor Russell - 14th

JV Boys

Avram Stopke - 5th

Jacob Boushelle - 6th

Josh Kyle - 7th

Kaleb Estes - 8th

Jeremy Lonigro - 9th

Brendan Heslin - 10th

Connor McLaughlin - 12th

JV Girls

Lexi Comparato - 1st

Alexis Edgar - 2nd

Sarah Stith - 3rd

Adeline Ferreira - 4th

Sarah Russom - 6th

Megan West - 8th

Isabella Giacolone - 10th

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JV Softball Wins Howell Tournament; Moves To 17-4 On The Season

Congratulations to the JV Softball team on winning the Howell JV Softball Tournament. The Vikings went 2-1 on the day and earned wins over FHN and Lindbergh. The JV team is now 17-4 on the season with one game remaining. Good luck to our JV softball team as they finish the season.
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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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Mrs. Fitzpatrick Wins Emerson Excellence In Teaching Award

Congratulations to choir teacher and director Mrs. Fitzpatrick on winning the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award! Francis Howell High School is committed to setting high expectations for students and helping each student to reach their full potential and Mrs. FItzpatrick truly exhibits these values and works daily to ensure that her students are successful and continue to grow not only as students but also as people.

As a choir teacher at Francis Howell High School Mrs. Fitzpatrick has developed positive relationships with students and has cultivated a passion for singing and the musical arts. When walking into her classroom one can quickly see her infectious love of music and the excitement that resonates among her students. It is impressive to watch Mrs. Fitzpatrick work with students of varying skill levels and her ability to meet them where they are to help them accomplish high levels of achievement. During her time at Francis Howell, she has grown the choir program and enrollment in her classes and the choir to levels never seen before. The students within these courses and the choir are now competing both locally and at the state level because of her instruction and involvement in their musical development.

Mrs. Fitzpatrick also puts a strong emphasis on character and leadership development. She routinely embeds leadership and character development activities into her lessons and also encourages students to attend leadership development opportunities outside of her classroom. This year she has become an integral part of Viking Leadership Academy that is focused on developing student leaders within the building. Her commitment to developing the entire student has led to the positive growth of students both in and out of the classroom. Mrs. Fitzpatrick not only promotes the arts but also promotes the development of well-rounded and successful contributing members of the school community. Congratulations again to Mrs. Fitzpatrick on her recognition!
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Golden Girls Spend Saturday Giving Back

Programs at Howell continue to be actively involved in the community and giving back to great organizations and causes. On Saturday, the Golden Girls program took part in two great opportunities to give back and to help others. On Saturday morning, the GG's participated in the JDRF One Walk and Saturday night were involved in the Light the Night cancer walk. It is not only great to see our Golden Girls have success with their performances but also have success in our community. Thank you to our GG's for their efforts and all they do to give back.
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Cast For "Check, Please" Announced

Congratulations to the cast of the One Act, Check, Please! by Jonathan Rand. The production will be performed on December 8, 2017.

Cast members are: Nolan Thurman, Isadora Vacarro, Josh Lanham, Katie Thuet, Nick Stevens, Brianna Bradshaw, Jake Conrad, Jaleacia Evans, Simon Travers, Katelyn Traluch, Blake Cissell, Shayna Crosby,

Zachary Gonzalez-Rubio and Kyleigh Holman.

Cast understudies are: Jesse Longton, Alyson Clemons and Jacob Abernathy.

This will be a student-directed production by Autumn Long, Sawyer Cameron and Reggie Garth.

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DECA Attends Fall Leadership Conference

The DECA program at Howell is off to a strong start to the school year. Last week this group took part in the DECA Fall Leadership Conference at City Hall. The Fall Leadership Conference provides students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and network with fellow students and industry leaders from across the state and region.
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Howell Strategic Planning Opportunity At Howell On September 28th

Have an opinion on the future of education at Howell? This week all families and community members are encouraged to attend the strategic planning event that will be held at Francis Howell High School on Thursday night. Please click the following link to learn more about this great opportunity as the FHSD prepares it's 5 year strategic plan -
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Viking Fans Can Now Order Tickets Online

Purchasing tickets to your favorite Howell events just got easier! You can now purchase your tickets on 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

Howell Activities & Events This Week

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Tradition Lives Here

242 GAC Championships

151 District Championships

72 Final Four Appearances

26 State Championships