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Skillington Wins State Championship, Wrestling Finishes In Top 10 For 5th Straight Year
It was a great weekend of wrestling for the boys and girls wrestling programs at the MSHSAA State Championships held on the campus of the University of Missouri. After qualifying a total of seven for the State Tournament, the Vikings medaled four including a State Championship from junior Ryan Skillington. Ryan became the first Howell heavyweight in the history of the program to win a State Championship. The Howell Wrestling program has now had four straight years of having a State Champion and six straight years of having a wrestler in the Finals. The boys program finished 8th as a team for their fifth straight "Top 10" State finish.
The girls program also made history as senior Emily Eberwine became the first Howell and FHSD wrestler to medal at State. Emily took 4th and medaled in her first year of wrestling. The girls program was represented at State by Emily Eberwine and Dani Lindsey. These two Lady Viking Wrestlers also became the first Howell and FHSD girls wrestlers to qualify for State. It was a season of many firsts for the girls program. Viking fans look forward to continued success from the program.
You can view the results from the State Championships below. Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Wrestling programs on a great season!
Howell Wrestling State Medalists
Ryan Skillington (STATE CHAMPION)
Eric Lovelace (3rd Place State Finish)
Josh Kyle (5th Place State Finish)
Emily Eberwine (4th Place State Finish) - First female wrestler in Howell & FHSD history to medal)
Girls Swim Finishes Season At State Meet
The Girls Swim program finished their season on Thursday as they competed in the MSHSAA State Championships. Our Lady Vikings qualified for the pre-lims in five events. You can view our State competitors and their events below. Congratulations to the Girls Swim program on a great season!
Girls Swimming State Events
200 Medley Relay: Ava Jansen, Abby Ekstrom, Sammi Allen, Caitlin Mattingly
200 Free Relay: Sammi Allen, Olivia Eissfeldt, Ava Jansen, Paige Schulze
100 Yard Fly: Abby Ekstrom
100 Backstroke: Sammi Allen
400 Free Relay: Olivia Eissfeldt, Abby Ekstrom, Ava Jansen, Paige Schulze
JV Girls Basketball Win Marquette Tournament
Boys Basketball Moves To 22-2 On The Season; Earn #1 Seed In Districts
Drumline Hosts WGI Event At Howell
You can view a performance from Saturday of our very talented Drumline members below. Thank you to our Drumline members, staff, parents and volunteers for making the WGI Regional possible and thank you for representing Howell with pride!
Five Student-Participants Named National Merit Finalists
Five Francis Howell High School student-participants have been named finalists for the 64th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The five students were among 16,000 high school seniors across the country who earned a designation as National Merit Semifinalists last September. The following five Vikings have advanced to the Finals and will be considered for 1 of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships this coming March. The scholarships total nearly $31 million. Congratulations and good luck to the following student-participants:
2019 National Merit Finalists
Tarun Jeevan - Boys Tennis, NHS
Anna Johannesman - HOSA, FBLA, NHS
Sarah Ortbal - Cross Country, NHS. FBLA, Viking Edge
Michael Spencer - Scholar Bowl, Robotics, NHS, Skills USA
David Yang - Boys Swimming, Scholar Bowl, NHS, Mu Alpha Theta
Daab Earns UMKC Trustees Scholars Award
Desert Classic Donates Pin Flag Recognizing Howell Alum Adam Long
425 Families Turn Out For Spring Meet The Coaches
Upcoming Spring Impact Testing Dates Released
This past week Impact Testing dates were released for the upcoming spring season. Impact testing is required for baseball, girls lax, girls soccer, boys volleyball, & track (jumpers & pole vault). Freshman and Juniors in those sports need to complete testing prior to the first day of spring sports if they have not completed it previously this year. Students new to Howell must also complete the testing.
Impact Testing for will take place on the following dates. Students must arrive on time so that all participants can begin testing at once. All testing dates and times below take place in Learning Commons.
Impact Testing Dates/Times
February 19th - 3pm - Learning Commons
2019-20 School Year Start Dates & Dead Periods Announced For MSHSAA Activities & Sports
The summer, fall, winter, and spring dead periods and starting dates for MSHSAA sponsored activities has been released for the 2019-20 school year. These dates can be found below. We hope that this information helps all Vikings and their families coordinate and prepare for the summer and sports seasons ahead during the 2019-20 school year.
Summer Dead Period (All MSHSAA Sponsored Activities) - June 29 - July 7, 2019
Fall Sports Dead Period (Fall Sports) - August 5 - August 11, 2019
Fall Sports Begin August 12, 2019
Winter Sports Dead Period (excluding girls swim) - October 27 - November 3, 2019
Winter Sports (excluding girls swim) begins November 4, 2019
Winter Sports Dead Period (Girls Swim) - November 3 - November 10, 2019
Girls Swim Begins November 11, 2019
Spring Sports Dead Period - February 23 - March 1, 2020
Spring Sports Begin March 2, 2020
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