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3rd Annual First Responder's Night Raises Over $2100 For Backstoppers

In just it's third year of existence the Howell First Responder's Night has quickly become a fan and community favorite. On Friday night the Howell community hosted the Third Annual First Responders Night. Viking fans came out in full force to recognize First Responders and military personnel. Lines began forming for the game at 5:00 p.m. just outside the stadium. Over 4,000 fans and community members came out to see the Vikings earn a 45-7 win over Troy to move to 3-1 on the season.

The night's events included several great opportunities for fans to remember and celebrate those that do so much for our community and country. The night started with area First Responder's on campus to display vehicles and to speak with fans. Prior to the game current and retired first responders and military personnel were honored. In the stands an over 100 foot long flag was created by fans wearing red, white and blue t-shirts courtesy of the Howell Student Council. One of the highlights of the night was the flyover and game ball delivery by Metro Air Support.

At halftime, a remarkable "Dash For Cash" led by Howell Cheerleaders, the Golden Girls, freshmen football players and Troy Cheerleaders raised $2,201 in just 90 seconds. Over the course of the past three years a total of $6600 has been raised through the Howell First Responders's Night that has been donated to Backtstoppers.

The evening is just another example of the commitment of Howell and it's activities programs to recognize and provide outreach into our community. At Francis Howell, "Nobody Rides This Ship, We All Row" to make our programs and our community great.

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Video Of Metro Air Support Flyover

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Aerial Video Of Howell Football Entrance

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Howell School Board Members & Dr. Hendricks-Harris Recognized

Prior to the Third Annual First Responders Night, Francis Howell School District Board Members Rene Cope, Chad Lange, Sandra Ferguson, Patrick Lane, Mary Lange and Superintendent Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris were recognized for their commitment and dedication to our schools and community. All Viking fans and community members appreciate the personal sacrifices and long hours that these individuals spend advocating for our schools and students within the Francis Howell School District. The Francis Howell High School family applauds the efforts of these individuals to make the Francis Howell School District one of the best in the State.

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Farmers Agency Owner Mark Arnold Makes Contribution

On Friday night, Farmers Agency Owner, Mark Arnold presented the Francis Howell Activities Department with a generous contribution of $2200. Mark and Tyler Arnold have been longtime supporters of the Francis Howell Activities Department and we greatly appreciate the continued support of Howell activities. Thank you Mark and Tyler Arnold for all you do to make Howell great!

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Boys Cross Country Wins Gold Division At Forest Park

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team on winning the Gold Division at the Forest Park XC Festival. The Vikings finished first out of 27 teams on Saturday. The Vikings were paced by Anthony Giacalone (3rd), Deivydas Hermanas (26th), Austin Joyce (27th), Sam Porten (38th), Blake Panagos (47th) and Nolan Riley (57th). You can read the STL Today article recapping the Viking win by clicking the link below.

STL Today Article

Girls Golf Remains Undefeated; Has Strong Performance At St. Joes Tournament

The Lady Vikings Golf program moved to 5-0 on the season with a 166-190 win over GAC South rival Timberland. The varsity program continues to be impressive in match play and also had a very strong showing at the St. Joes Tournament over the weekend that showcases some of the top teams in the state. The Lady Vikings finished 4th in the St. Joes Tournament that contained perennial Final Four and State Championship teams. Congratulations to our Lady Vikings on such a strong start to the season.
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Volleyball Helps Raise Over $25,000 In Dig Pink Challenge At Howell

The Side-Out Foundation, in partnership with All Volleyball, Inc., hosted the 2nd annual Dig Pink Challenge at Howell on Saturday afternoon. The event raised over $25,000 to help fund a clinical trial specifically for patients with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer, the most advanced form of the disease and the least funded area of research. The Howell Lady Vikings VB program hosted the event which had 3 games taking place over the course of the afternoon. Cor Jesu, Webster, Lafayette, Parkway West, Troy and Howell all participated in the Dig Pink Challenge.

Thank you to everyone that came out to support this great event to benefit breast cancer research. You can see a feature by KSDK Newschannel 5 by clicking the link below.

KSDK Feature On Dig Pink Challenge

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Softball Raises Over $1600 During 4th Annual Purple Out Game

The Howell Softball program held their 4th annual "Purple Out" game versus FHC at Lindenwood University. The softball program raised $1601 for the great cause. It was amazing to see the overwhelming support of Francis Howell, Francis Howell Central, fans, and the community. The money raised is being used to support the Trevor Joerling Memorial Scholarship which will be given to a graduating senior who shows strength, leadership, and a passion for what they want to pursue in life as well as the great organization Friends of Kids With Cancer. Thank you to all that came out to support this great tradition at Howell.

KSDK Feature On Purple Out

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Tennis Moves To 10-0 As Team & 90-0 In Matches Played

Congratulations to our Girls Tennis program for continuing their undefeated match streak! Not only are our Lady Vikings 10-0 as a team, they are also a perfect 90-0 in matches played. This is a truly impressive run by our Lady Vikings Tennis program! Good luck to tennis as they complete their back half of the schedule.
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JV VB Wins The Will Gillespie Memorial Tournament

Congratulations to our JV Girls Volleyball team on winning the Will Gillespie Memorial Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Vikings finished the day 5-0 in route to winning the tournament hosted at Howell High School.
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Boys Soccer Raises $450 For Hurricane Relief Efforts

The boy's soccer program recently donated $450 to the hurricane relief efforts through generous donations from fans taken at a home game and through donated food items sold at the concession stand. The soccer program efforts are part of the commitment of Howell programs to reach out into our community and to serve others through the strong support within our programs.

Howell Student Participants Having Success Out Of Activity & Sport

Being involved in an activity or sport at Howell is a vital part of the high school experience and provides so many opportunities to develop skills and relationships that will provide a strong foundation for life after high school. One of the manybenefits of being involved in an activity or sport is the attachment you have to school and community. During the month of September, our fall student-participants had success both in and out of the classroom. Those involved in an activity or sport had a 97.5% attendance rate during the month of September compared to 95.5% for those not participating in an activity or sport. Over the course of the school year, this amounts to roughly six more days of school attended for those that are participating and attached to Howell. Congratulations to the programs listed below for their great attendance during the month of September.
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Boys & Girls Soccer Programs Aid Teams In Mexico

The boys and girls soccer programs at Howell came to the aid of several soccer teams in Mexico that were unable to provide uniforms for their teams. The two programs donated old uniforms that were no longer used to outfit the programs in Mexico. Below you can view the girls team from Tierra Colorada, Mexico sporting their uniforms donated by the girls program. Thank you to our boys and girls soccer programs for reaching out to those in the soccer community in need.
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JV Girls Golf Finishes 2nd At Holt Tournament

Congratulations to our JV Golf team on finishing 2nd in the Holt JV Golf Tournament. The JV Lady Vikings were paced by the tournament champion Sierra Bice. Good luck to our Lady Vikings this week.
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JV Girls Cross Country Finishes Fourth At Forest Park

Congratulations to the JV Girls Cross Country team on finishing 4th out of 23 schools at the Forest Park Cross Country Festival. You can view the top five finishes from the day below. Congratulations again on a great finish!

Alexis Edgar (19th)

Alicia Zitting (20th)

Sarah Stith (34th)

Adeline Ferreira (36th)

Sarah Russom (49th)

Howell Activities Department Offers Free App To Follow The Vikings

It continues to become easier and easier for Viking fans to stay up to date and informed about their favorite Viking activities. The Activities Department now has an app of iOS and Android. Find schedules, scores, news, pictures, and more on the new app. The best part of the app is that it is completely free! Download your app today by clicking one of the links below.

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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

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Howell Activities & Events 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