The Viking Insider

Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine

Girls Cross Country Finishes 14th At MSHSAA State Championships

Congratulations to the Girls Cross Country program for finishing 14th at the MSHSAA State State Championships on Saturday in Jefferson City. It was an impressive season for the Girls Cross Country Team as they brought home Conference and District Championships. Thank you to this talented group of young ladies for representing Howell in such a positive way this season both on and off the course.

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Cimmarusti & Hermanas Compete At MSHSAA State Championships

Congratulations to Nick Cimmarusti and Deivydas Hermanas for competing at the MSHSAA Cross Country State Championships on Saturday in Jefferson City. It was a great year for the Boys Cross Country program as they won a GAC South Conference Championship and qualified both Nick and Deivydas for the State Meet. Thank you to the entire Boys Cross Country program for representing Howell in such a positive way this season!

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Swim Wins GAC South Championship

On Tuesday night the Boys Swim program earned a confernence championship in front of a great crowd of Viking fans at the Rec Plex. Our Vikings turned in several strong performances in the finals on their way to the conference title. You can view the Vikings that finished in the top four in each event below. Congrats to Coach Windham and the boys program on a great regular season and good luck this week at the MSHSAA State Championships!

200 Medley Relay - Kaden Patterson, David Yang, Kaleb Clark, Jacobb Dearing - 2nd

200 Free - Kaden Patterson 2nd & Cole Guffey - 4th

200 IM - David Yang - 4th

Dive - Josh Smith - 2nd

100 Fly - Jacobb Dearing - 2nd

100 Free - Kaden Patterson - 1st

500 Free - Cole Guffey - 1st & Grant Reilmann - 2nd

200 Free Relay - Kaden Patterson, Andrew Doan, Aiden Denny, Jacobb Dearning - 3rd

100 Breast - David Yang - 1st & Quinton Thuet - 4th

400 Free Relay - Andrew Doan, Kaleb Clark, David Yang, Cole Guffey - 4th

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Fall Sports Have Historic Season, Earn Record 8 Conference Titles

It was a historic season for the fall sports programs at Howell. Our Vikings won a school and GAC South record 8 of a possible 9 conference championships during the fall sports season. The success did not end at the conference level. Our fall programs won 4 District Championships, earned two State Quarterfinal appearances and a 14th place finish by our Girls Cross Country program. A school record 31 Vikings were also State Qualifiers this fall. The fall season also saw many of our programs ranked at the local, state and national level. Congratulations to our student-athletes, staff and parents for the work ethic, support and sacrifices that it takes to make these accomplishments possible. We look forward to seeing our winter programs build on this success!

GAC South Conference Championships

Girls Golf

Girls Tennis

Boys Cross Country

Girls Cross Country

Girls Volleyball


Boys Soccer

Boys Swim

District Championships

Girls Golf

Girls Tennis

Girls Cross Country

Girls Volleyball

State Quarterfinal Appearances

Girls Tennis

Girls Volleyball

State Qualifiers

31 Total State Qualifiers

State Team Finish

Girls Golf - 7th

Girls Cross Country - 14th

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Students, Staff & Parents Encouraged To Take Part In #VikingThanks

November is finally here! Even though Thanksgiving is not until the end of the month we would like to fill the entire month full of #VIKINGTHANKS at Howell. Over the course of the next 30 days we invite everyone in our Howell community to take the time to thank at least one person each day that makes Howell such a great place to be. It can be a student, staff member, parent, volunteer, community member or business. We would love to see and share these #VIKINGTHANKS through social media as well. On Twitter you can use #VIKINGTHANKS each day to share the many people you are thankful for. Each day the @FHVikings Twitter account will also be posting a video from one of our Student Leadership Council members thanking someone in our Howell family. We encourage others to create a short video or take a selfie with those in our Howell family that you are thankful for and share it using #VIKINGTHANKS. Each Friday during the month of November we will draw a winner from Twitter that has used the #VIKINGTHANKS hashtag. We hope you will join us and encourage others during the month of November to thank and recognize the many great people who make Howell a great place to be!

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Howell Artist Spotlight - Grace Nicolay

As the Viking Insider continues to recognize students across all activities, clubs and sports at Howell, we bring you our "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 school year in the Viking Insider. This week we take a look at the work of Grace Nicolay and learn more about her and her work. Thank you to Grace for sharing some of the amazing pieces she has been working on.

Artist Name: Grace Nicolay

Grade: 12th

Favorite Howell Art Class: I’ve taken every art class except for digital art and design. My favorite art classes would be printmaking, ceramics and painting.

Favorite Medium: Acrylic and charcoal pencil

Sustained Theme: The dark side of fairy tales

Favorite Personal Work: My favorite personal works would have to be the ones I put a lot of thought into and am passion about. The one I am in love with would have to be my magical lily.

Fitzpatrick Honored As Guest Clinicial for District Honor Choir

Last weekend our very own Howell Choir director Karey Fitzpatrick was a guest clinician for the Northwest Missouri District Honor Choir. Mrs. Fitzpatrick rehearsed with the 184 students for 7 hours on Saturday before they performed for an audience of the students’ parents and family members. Congratulations to Mrs. Fitzpatrick on this honor and for representing Howell at the State level.

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Cast & Crew Of "The Crucible" Draws Rave Reviews

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of The Crucible for their very successful run this weekend of "The Crucible." The Howell Limelight Theatre production ran from November 2nd to November 4th.

Both Friday and Saturday night crowds were singing praises of the quality acting from Limelight Theatre actors. Newcomers, Senior Joey Montgomery as John Proctor,

Senior Bryce Thornton as Reverend Hale and Freshman Bianca Rai as Tituba all turned in strong performances. Returning Limelight Cast member, Senior Nick Brock as Judge Danforth and Junior Kennedy Lindauer as Abigail Williams did not fail to disappoint with their outstanding performances as well. Senior, Shayna Crosby, normally a Lead Crew Member for Sound, surprised fellow Limelight Theatre members with her great portrayal of Mary Proctor.

Several audience members commented on how much the costumes added to the

show as well as the fantastic set design led by Technical Director Danielle Crosno and

Paint Crew Lead, Senior Lauren Fennewald.

Congratulations to all of the Cast and Crews involved in making The Crucible a great success!

If you have not had a chance to see The Crucible, please plan to take in our Matinee

showing on Sunday, November 4th at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at

the door.

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Football Season Comes To An End

Friday night the Vikings traveled to #1 seed Rock Bridge to compete in the District Semifinal. The Vikings came up short in a 35-10 loss on the road. The football program won a conference championship and finsihed the season 7-4 with all four losses coming to State ranked teams. A special thank you to our seniors for all they have done for the football program and Howell. Viking fans are already looking forward to next fall!
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Soccer Season Comes To An End

The Boys Soccer season came to an end on Thursday night in a rain soaked overtime loss in the District Championship game. The Vikings finished the season an impressive 20-3-1 and brought home the GAC South Conference Championship. Congratulations to Coach Enright and the Boys Soccer team on a great season and thank you to our seniors for a great four years.
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Singer's Choice Dessert Concert Dates Released

On November 16th and 17th the very talented choir will be hosting their annual Singer's Choice concert. Travel back in time...while these very talented singers offer an evening of eclectic music from some of your favorite decades while enjoying delicious desserts! Details for this great event can be found below. Please consider supporting this amazing group of Howell students.

Singer's Choice Desert Concert

Date: November 16th and 17th

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Howell High School Theatre

Admission: Children - $5 & Adults $10 (Tickets Sold At Door Only)

  • Raffle items and silent auction will be available each night of the show
  • Water and soda available for additional purchase.

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Art Club One Of Many Ways To Get Involved At Howell

The Art Club is attracting large numbers of students that want to further develop their skills and participate in an after school activity. Recently the Art Club got into the Halloween spirit by painting pumpkins. Students that are interested in the Art Club can drop by room B000 every Tuesday after school to be part of this growing group. At Howell nearly 75% of students are involved in at least one activity, club or sport. Howell currently has nearly 60 activities, clubs and sports for students to get involved in outside of the normal school day. These opportunities include district sponsored groups as well as student formed and led groups with staff volunteers.
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Initial Signing Day Attendees Information Needed

November 14th is the date of the NCAA Initial Signing Day. For students that will be signing or that have already signed with their respective schools, the Activies Department is offering the opportunity to have a "Signing Day Picture" taken in front of the Howell media wall. If you or your student would like to take part in the photo opportunity please drop by the Activities Office or email Activities Director Sean Erwin at On November 14th, the Activities Department will be taking photo's at 7:00 am in the main gym. You must let the Activities Department know prior to this date if you plan on attending.

In April, the Howell Activities Department will host it's annual "Signing Day Ceremony" for family and friends that includes breakfast, a celebration of students signing and an official signing day picture. Last year 65 student-participants going on to further their activity or sport at the college level were involved in this special celebration.

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A Legacy of Excellence

252 GAC Championships

156 District Championships

76 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships