The Viking Insider

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Lauren Beauchamp Ranked #1 In State

Lauren Beauchamp continues to raise the bar....pun intended! The senior pole vaulter broke her own school record last week when she cleared 11'6. She is currently ranked #1 in the state in pole vault as we near the end of the season. Be sure to follow our track program as they close in on the post season.

Drumline Finishes 20th In The Nation

It was a great season for the Howell Drumline. The Vikings continued to build on their success through the percussion season. This past week the Howell Drumline competed in the WGI World Championships. The very talented group of young men and women reached the semifinals and finished with a score of 88.663 which earned them a finish of 20th nationally. Congratulations to the Drumline students, staff and parents for another successful season.
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Boys Tennis Finished Second In Howell Doubles Tournament

Congratulations to the boy's tennis program on their second place finish in the Howell Doubles Tournament. The Vikings had several individual standouts. Dawson Keim & Riley Dachel earned a 2nd Place finish at 1D as did Justin Rein & David Martin at 3D. Matt Medley & Jackson Dunn took the GOLD at 2D!

Good luck to the boy's tennis program this week as they host and compete in the GAC South Tournament!

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Scholar Bowl Prepares To Compete in State Sectionals

Good luck to our Scholar Bowl team as they prepare to take on Washington H.S. on Wednesday in the Class 4 Scholar Bowl State Sectionals. The Vikings are currently 40-11 on the season and are making their third straight State Sectional appearance.
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Girls Lacrosse Picks Up Two Wins

The Girls Lacrosse program added two wins this past week as they beat Hazelwood Central 9-8 and Hazelwood West 13-9. The Lady Vikings are back in action next week with three big games. You can view their schedule at
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JV Track Hosts Howell Invitational

For the first time in over ten years the Howell Track program held a meet on the campus of FHHS. The JV Track Invitational saw our JV Lady Vikings take 1st place and our JV Boys earn a 3rd place finish. You can view all of the individual results from the day by clicking this link -

Mikayla Hardy Recognized By The Board

On Thursday night Mikayla Hardy was recognized by the Board of Education for academic and athletic success this season. Mikayla was recently recognized as a High School All-American, Academic All-American, and the Howell St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete. To read more about Mikayla's strong senior year click this link -

Howell Student Art On Display At Lillian Yahn Gallery

Howell Advance Placement Art students recently had their artwork on display at Lillian Yahn Gallery! The many talented artists and Howell instructors have worked to develop an ever growing art program at FHHS that continues to turn out great artwork and artists. You can view several of the pieces displayed below. Congratulations to all students and staff for their efforts to represent Howell artists locally.
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Make-A-Wish Club Raises $10,060 For Make-A-Wish Foundation

On Thursday, April 20, Francis Howell High School (FHHS) celebrated their spring assembly with students and staff. In addition to highlighting the accomplishments of winter and spring sports and activities, it was also an opportunity to focus on the charitable efforts of FHHS.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation was the primary beneficiary of fundraising efforts led by FHHS junior Katya Gehrin, collecting $10,600 to help grant the wish of seventh grader Nathan Hicks, from O’Fallon, Missouri. “We raised enough money to sponsor Nathan and send him to Disneyworld,” said Gehrin. “Years ago, the Make-A-Wish organization changed my life, because my wish was always to get to go to Hawaii, and when I went it was so spectacular. I just wanted to wish it forward for someone else.”

It didn’t matter to these FHHS students that Hicks doesn’t attend any Francis Howell School District (FHSD) schools; they just wanted to help a fellow student in need. Hicks, a student at Wentzville Middle School, was a little overwhelmed by the whole event. “It’s kind of nerve racking, but it’s a lot of fun! Thanks to the students; I’ve met a lot of them, and they’re really good people.”

The FHHS Student Council also raised over $2,000 for Friends of Kids with Cancer, which was great news for the charity, but chilling news for Principal Dr. David Wedlock. “As a result of beating that goal I will be going down into the dunk tank, live on social media! I’m assuming that they’re putting ice cubes in there right now.”

FHHS Activities Director Sean Erwin added, “One of the things we stress is getting involved in the community, and going beyond what we’re doing on the court or on the field to help make the community better. So far this year, we have had 49 different organizations that have benefited from the donations of 1,600 hours and $38,000 from the efforts of our activities groups and sports teams.”

To see the video from this event, please click here!

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Boys Volleyball Raises $271 For Dream Like Will

On Thursday night the Howell Boys Volleyball program help raise money for the Dream Like Will Charities. The organization works to offer scholarships and charitable donations in his name. The boys program raised $271 in Will Gillespies honor which will be donated to the charity. To learn more about the Dream Like Will Charities visit
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Aly Raden Receives Trevor Joerling Scholarship

Congratulations to Aly Raden, recipient of the Trevor Joerling Memorial Scholarship for 2017!

Aly is involved with Francis Howell High School’s Drama Club with participation in several productions including the part of Emily Webb in the 2015 performance of Our Town. You can also catch Aly at the local Community Theatre. She is a working actress and recently won a Theatre Mask Award for her performance in O’Fallon Theatre Work’s The Diary of Anne Frank. Aly’s college plans include a double major in child psychology and communications with a minor in theatre.

The Trevor Joerling Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 to honor fellow Limelight Theatre Drama Club member, Trevor Joerling, who lost a brave fight with cancer in 2014. It is with love and fond remembrance that this scholarship is awarded in his name.

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Howell Students Earn Awards In Journalism STL Spring Competition

Congratulations to the following students that earned awards at the Journalism STL Spring Competition.

Best of Show, Sports Photography, Jamesia Henderson
Excellent, Yearbook Sports Design, Alyssa Juris
Excellent, Yearbook Academics Design, Shelby Odle
Excellent, Yearbook Clubs/Activities Design, Kaitlin Truong

STUCO Raises Over $2100 For St. Jude

STUCO had another successful year of "Penny Wars" to raise money for St. Jude Hospital. This year students and staff raised $2104.76 for St. Jude Hospital. For raising over $2000 several staff members and students were dunked during the spring pep assembly. Thank you to all that donated to this great cause!

Howell Spotlight Artist - Jen Wilson

The Viking Insider continues to recognize the arts and our very talented artists we have at Francis Howell. Howell is full of many talented young men and women and we have several very gifted artists that we will highlight each week. This week we take a look at the work of Jen Wilson and learn more about her theme for her work.

Artist: Jen Wilson

Grade: Senior

Favorite Howell Art Class: Painting

Favorite Medium: Acrylic Paint

Sustained Theme: "The Wonder & Beauty of Nature"

Favorite Work: "Tree With Pedals" (Won 1st Place at St. Peter's Cultural Arts Center)

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 to find camp dates and to sign up online.
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Tradition Lives Here

225 GAC Championships

147 District Championships

68 Final Four Appearances

25 State Championships