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Scholar Bowl Wins Third Straight District Championship

The Francis Howell Scholar Bowl Team is quickly developing a tradition of excellence. On Saturday afternoon, the VIkings won their third straight District Championship by knocking off perenial power Marquette in the Championship game 390-300. The past two seasons Scholar Bowl had met up with Marquette in the State Sectionals. The Scholar Bowl team started out the day by going 3-0 in pool play before earning wins in the semifinals over Parkway West and the Championship game over Marquette. Scholar Bowl will now advance to the State Sectionals and travel to Washington High School on April 26th to take on Bluejays. Congratulations again to Mr. Wheeler and all members of the Scholar Bowl Team and good luck at State Sectionals!


District Scholar Bowl Team Members:

Ganon Evans, Kaylie Fernandez, Eric Hanson, Laurie Lee, Hamming Lin, Alison Schultz,, Noah Schultz, Michael Spencer, Jack Thessen, David Yang.

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Lauren Beauchamp Sets School Pole Vault Record

Congratulations to Lauren Beauchamp for setting the school record for pole vault with a jump of 11 feet. She broke the record over the weekend at the Northwest High School Invitational. Last season Lauren was a State Medalist in pole vault and is looking to earn the top spot at State this season. You can view her school record jump by clicking the link below. Congratulations to Lauren on her new school record!


Lauren Beauchamp Breaks School Pole Vault Record (click link)

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Boys VB Teams Up With Make-A-Wish Club

The Boys Volleyball program teamed up with the Howell Make A Wish Club to help raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Tuesday night as they matched up with FHC. Both groups took part in raising funds during the game to grant Nathan his wish. Nathan was in attendance at the game and was presented with a game ball by the boys program.


At Howell, an emphasis is put on helping others and giving back to the community through our programs. This year alone, nearly $30,000 and 1500 hours have been put into our surrounding area. Thank you to all that participated in this great event for such a great cause.

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Winterguard Competes At WGI World Championships

Congratulations to our Howell Winterguard on a great season. The 2016-17 season came to a close this past week at the WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. This year the Winterguard program grew and featured an "A" and "B" guard. Congratulations on a great season and Viking fans look forward to continued growth and success from the program.


2016-17 Winterguard Members

Autumn Schrameyer, Carly Dobert, Natalie Kayser, AllisonChristman, Julia Broida, KirstenBaugh, Carrie Smith, Alex Rupp, Amanda Lynch, Gwyn Worobec

Lauren Buzzell, Kendra Lindauer, Emily Weiman, Camryn Daniels, ClaireOtt, Haley Cundiff, Anna DeMeyer, Grace Trimble, Eva Voss, Gabby White, Kristy Smith, Taryn McGuire, Lauren Doss, Jordan Randell, Maddison Kaestner, Megan Andrews, Isabella Reed, Sydney Parker

Skylar Hinson.

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Baseball Has Successful Weekend

The baseball program had a great Saturday this past weekend. Not only were they able to get in games following the two long weeks of rain but they went 4--1 on the day. The varsity earned two wins over Oakville, while the JV notched two wins in the Howell JV Tournament while the freshman fell to GAC South rival FZW. Congratulations to the baseball on a great weekend.
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JV Golf Finishes 2nd At Washington Tournament

The JV golf team finished 2nd at the Washington JV Tournament with a 355 team score at Wolf Hollow. All five golfers medaled with Sammy Gruener leading the way with an 81 and 2nd place finish. Tye Castello finished 9th, Trey Ackerman 10th, Blake Derleth 12th, Ethan Van Schalkwyk 15th. Congratulations to the JV Golf Team on their tournament finish!

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Swoboda Earns Scholarships At Missouri Thespian Conference

Congratulations to Senior, Meghan Swoboda on being awarded the following scholarships at the Missouri Thespian Conference attended in January. Students are able to audition for a number of acting schools to earn scholarships and earn acceptance to select acting programs. Meghan was awarded the following honors:

Scholarship to Belhaven University

Scholarship to Waldrof University – Iowa

Acceptance into Stephens College Drama Program, ranked #6 in the Country

Congratulations, to Meghan and good luck next year!

Brendan Heslin Wins Cuivre River Electric Youth Tour Contest

Congratulations to Francis Howell junior Brendan Heslin, who, on Wednesday, April 6, was named one of six winners in the 2017 Cuivre River Electric Youth Tour Contest. Heslin was named one of 12 finalists, March 20, and his essay was selected by a panel of judges based on his cooperative knowledge, composition, originality, grammar, and neatness. April 6, Brendan took a quiz and gave a five-to-eight minute presentation in front of a judging panel of three community leaders during the Final Competition and Awards Banquet, held at the Cuivre River Cooperative Community Room, 5:30-8:45 p.m.


Heslin’s all-expenses paid tour kicks off with a banquet, June 9, in Jefferson City, and then Heslin will join over 100 Missouri rising seniors for the National Tour Youth Conference in Washington, D.C., June 10-15. Cuivre River has been sponsoring students and taking them on this tour, part of a national program, for over 25 years, and Cuivre River has sent 210 delegates to the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour since the program began. According to Mike Marsch, who coordinates the trip for Missouri's 37 participating electric cooperatives, Missouri students are expected to make up the third largest delegation in the country.

Heslin plans to major in Mining Engineering, and is working on his Eagle Scout recognition by doing a scoreboard and mural project at Daniel Boone Elementary. He is the son of Paul and Kellie Heslin (his mother teaches Spectra at Daniel Boone and Castlio), and he has two siblings at Francis Howell Middle. His English III teacher is Michele Dunaway.

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Track Competes At Northwest Invitational

The Francis Howell track program competed in the very competitive Northwest Invitational over the weekend. The meet featured some of the top talent in the state on both the boys and girls side. The varsity girls finished 3rd overall while the JV girls came in a close 2nd place. The Varsity boys had several great individual performances and finished 11th at the varsity level and 9th at the JV level. To view all of the results from the track meet you can click the link below. Congratulations to both track programs for a great day.


Northwest Invitational Results (click link)

C Team LAX Continues To Grow Sport

Congratulations to C Team Girls Lacrosse on their 2-2 start to the season. The C Team Lady Vikings are composed of first-year players to the sport of girls lacrosse. This group of young ladies are being introduced to the sport and working towards developing their skills throughout the course of the season. The C-Team plays another first year only players from other schools from around the St. Louis area on Saturday mornings. Congratulations to the C Team on their strong start to the season!

Sign Up Now For Howell Summer Camps

Enrollment is now open to sign up and pay online for 2017 Howell Summer Camps! Be sure to visit http://www.fhvikingscamps.com to find camp dates and to sign up online.
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NHS Induction Includes 109 Students For 16-17 School Year

Congratulations to the following students that were inducted into the National Honor Society. The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character


Class of 2018

William Haynes Clayton, Christian Drescher, Isabella Gairani, Megan Johnson, Dustin, Warner Kem, Jack Manhardt, Eric Radle, Adam Reider, Nick Stevens, Kimberly (K-Leigh) Stewart, Erin Sullivan, Isabela Wimmer


Class of 2019

Max Andren, Ellen Aulbach, Will Berron, Jasmine Bhangu, Sierra Bice, Eddie Bohn, Harshavardhan Bollepalli, Brett Brazill, Kirk Brewster, Jonah P. Bridges, Daniel Clawson, Melanie Clawson, Bryce Clemons, Shayna Crosby, Isabelle Daab, Camryn Daniels, Anna DeMeyer, Elise Diesfeld, Jackson Dunn, Emily Eberwine, Abigail Edgar, Ethan Eisenhart, Adeline Ferreira, Chloe Figgins, Calvin Flemons, Nate Ford, Kayla Forrest, Kennedy Fortner, Ashley Foster, Zack French, Sammie George, Marissa Gibbons, Carter Glynn, Nithin Goriparthi, Logan Goulet, Dalton Grantham, Summer Haddock, Benjamin Hahs

Matt Hemmersmeier, Lily Hudanick, Brett Huff, Sophia Jacobson, Tarun Jeevan, Anna Johannesman, Emma Just, August Kohrs, David Lanham, Anthony Losch, Luciana Mach

Cydney McCafferty, Kennadyn Momeno, Kennedy Morrissey, Alexis Nguyen, Ryan Olwig

Brennan O’Reilly, Sarah Ortbal, Chase Parker, Paige Pinzke, Samuel Porten, Aly Puckett, Lily Ramsay, Sarah Reider, Mariel Remley, Sydney Roach, Danielle Robinson, Taylor Rosensky, Taylor Russell, Carlie Schroeder, Noah Schultz, Kennidy Shirey, Emma Sollors

Jose Javier Soto, Michael Spencer, Laura Spies, John Stiens, Sara Stiens, Sydney Szydlowski, Mandy Svetina, Danielle Taylor, Sydney Taylor, Quin Taylor, Jack Thessen

Quinton Thuet, Mary Todd, Hunter Tosto, Grace Trimble, Kailey Urnikis, Elise Van Matre

Maribeth Wagganer, Sarah Wilson, Abbey Witter, Sophie Witter, Ryan Woodson, Gwyneth Worobec, Lilly Wuest, David Yang, Becca Ziu

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Tradition Lives Here

225 GAC Championships

147 District Championships

68 Final Four Appearances

25 State Championships