The Viking Insider

Your Weekly Howell Activities E-Magazine

Girls Golf Advances To State Championships

For the first time since 2011 the Lady Vikings golf program is headed as a team to the State Championships! The girls golf program finished second at the State Sectional on Monday and will now travel to Kansas City to compete in the two day MSHSAA State Championships on Monday and Tuesday. Follow @FHVikings on Twitter to stay up to date on how they are doing in the two day event. Good luck to our five Lady Vikings!

State Qualifiers

Kylee Hormuth

Josie Brakensiek

Sydney Rogers

Beta Vondera

Hannah Ichiostro

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Girls Tennis Reaches State Quarterfinals For First Time In Program History

Congratulations to the Girls Tennis program for reaching the State Quarterfinals for the first time in program history. On the way to their first ever State Quarterfinal appearance the Lady Vikings won conference and district championships. Thank you to our Girls Tennis program for setting a new standard of excellence within the program.
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Girls Tennis Members Advance To State Championships In Singles & Doubles

The individual girls tennis State Sectionals were held on Tuesday at Howell. The Lady Vikings Tennis program will be well represented in the State Championships this year after both a singles and a doubles team advanced. Congratulations to Kennidy Shirey for winning her State Sectional singles match and to Rebecca Zile and Elise VanMatre for winning their State Sectional Doubles match. All three Lady Vikings will now compete in Springfield on Friday in the State Championships! Congratulations to these three young ladies and good luck in Springfield!
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Band Named "Grand Champion" Of Bi-State Marching Festival

On a cold and rainy Saturday our Howell Viking Marching Band turned in several impressive performances at the Bi-State Marching Festival. The festival which contains both a parade and marching component was dominated by our Vikings. The Howell Marching Band was named Grand Champion of the festival and had a very successful day in many award categories. This hard working group of young men, women, staff and parents have put in an unbelievable amount of time preparing for the competition season and the hard work has paid off. You can view all of the awards from the day below. You can catch their great show this coming Friday night as they perform on Senior Night at the football game.

Parade Award Results
Best Percussion - Howell
Best Visual - Howell
1st Place - Howell
Parade Grand Champions - Howell

Marching Award Results
Best Music - Howell
Best Visual - Howell
Best Percussion - Howell

1st - Howell

Grand Champion - Howell

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Football Wins Conference Championship, Sets Record For Points In Game

The Howell football program continues to be one of the hottest football programs in the area. Our Vikings won their sixth straight with a 67-28 win over Holt. The 67 points scored was the most points scored in a game by the Vikings in program history. With that win the Vikings won the GAC South Championship and have won 7 of the past 10 GAC South Championships. Congratulations to Coach Chojnacki on earning his first of many conference championships and good luck to our Vikings as they prepare for a strong post-season run.
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Girls Volleyball Wins 8th Straight Conference Championship

The Girls Volleyball program continues to make dominant runs through the regular and post season. Last week our Lady Vikings clinched their 8th straight GAC South Championship. The volley program is currently ranked 6th and has compiled a record of 22-7-1 after a convincing two set win over a highly ranked Eureka team. Good luck to Coach Wilson and our girls program as they finish up the regular season this week with three tough matches.
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4th Annual First Responders Night Benefits Backstoppers Organization

The weather tried but it couldn't keep fans away from supporting the 4th Annual First Responders Night. Although the weather did cause many events from the evening to be cancelled the Howell community was able to raise nearly $1000 to be donated to the Backstoppers. Over the course of the past four years over $7500 has been donated to the Backstoppers through this yearly Howell tradition. Thank you to the many students, parents, staff, community members, first responders and the many groups that helped to make the evening possible. You can view a great feature by Channel 5 by clicking the video below that recaps the great evening at Howell and can also view many great pictures from the night below as well. Thank you again to all fans that help support this great community event.
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Howell Artist Spotlight - Maribeth Wagganer

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 Maribeth Wagganer and learn more about her and her work. Thank you to Maribeth for sharing some of the amazing pieces she has been working on.

Artist Name: Maribeth Wagganer

Grade: 12th

Favorite Howell Art Class: Painting 1

Favorite Medium: Color pencil

Sustained Theme: Figure Skating

Favorite Personal Work: Lilo and Stitch drawing

Tommy Naumann Becomes Howell All-Time Leading Scorer

Congratulations to Howell senior soccer player Tommy Naumann on becoming the all-team leading scorer in Howell soccer history. The Viking scored his 50th goal of his career this past week to put him at #1 on the all-time list at Howell. Viking fans are looking forward to seeing several more goals this season from Tommy as our Vikings prepare to make a post-season run. Currently the soccer program is having one of it's most successful seasons in program history.
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McDaniel Named 590 The Fan Athlete Of The Week

Howell senior quarterback Aidan McDaniel has had an impressive season for the Vikings. The Viking currently is one of the top quarterbacks in several categories in the area including completions, completion percentage, touchdowns and interceptions. For his efforts he was recognized as the "590 The Fan Schnucks Athlete of the Week." You can view the video segment below that highlights Aidan by clicking the link. Congratulations to Aidan for being recognized by 590 The Fan.

C Team Volleyball Finishes 2nd In GAC Tournament

Congratulations to the C Team Girls Volleyball program for a stong performance in the GAC South Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Vikings played well in pool play and advanced to the championship match where they fell in two sets. Congratulations to this hard working group of young ladies on their second place finish and good luck as they finish their season this week.
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Mark Arnold Farmers Insurance Agency Continues Support Of Howell

On Friday night the Mark Arnold Farmers Insurance Agency continued it's support of the Howell Activities Department by donating $2200. The Mark Arnold Agency is one of the long standing supporters of Howell and continues to support the great young men and women we have in our programs. Thank you to the Mark Arnold Agency for their continued support of Howell and our Activities Department.

Individuals and businesses that would like to learn more about helping to support the over 60 activities, clubs and sports that Howell offers, can contact Activities Director Sean Erwin at

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Youth Spectator Guidelines Reminder

As we begin several consecutive weeks of "Friday Night Lights" the FHSD would like to remind all parents and students of our youth spectator guidelines that are in place to ensure the safety of students and fans at all FHSD events.

All students and children currently enrolled in the eighth grade and younger must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult to be admitted to or remain at the event. Students and children are expected to remain under the supervision of the adult that they are attending the event with.

Youth spectators as described above will not be admitted to the stadium without a designated adult. Any youth spectators without a designated adult will be held outside the stadium until their parents come to pick them up or accompany them into the game.

Accompanying adults are asked to maintain diligent supervision of those youth spectators for which they have assumed responsibility the entire contest. Any youth spectators found to be without adult supervision will be returned to the adult(s) they came to game with. If their adults are unable to be found, they will be held outside the stadium until a responsible adult comes to pick them up or accompany them back to the game.

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A Legacy of Excellence

252 GAC Championships

156 District Championships

76 Final Four Appearances

28 State Championships