Culinary class takes gold at Iron Chef

Culinary class takes gold at Iron Chef

November 16, 2010

The third annual Iron Chef competition held at Francis Howell Central rewarded Howell's Culinary team the gold medal. The Iron Chef competition was created to mirror the popular Food Network show of the same name. The competition is sponsored by Sodexo and gives competitors secret ingredients in whic...

Perry’s “Teenage Dream” generic, but catchy

Perry's

November 16, 2010

Katy Perry has always been seen as a “controversial,” or “outrageous” artist but the truth of it is that she just isn’t. Perry is a bland and generic artist. Though, some of her songs are catchy and upbeat, they are simply just like every other pop song. In some cases, too much like ...

Science classes inform students

Science classes inform students

November 16, 2010

Nov 17, during all science hours, students attended informational meetings about possible science courses they can take next year. Teachers gave presentations that provided students with the confidence they needed to pick a science course for the 2011-2012 school year. The objective of this informat...

Can food drive competition ends

Can food drive competition ends

November 15, 2010

The OASIS food pantry can collection ended with Howell students donating over 2200 cans. Third place in the competition was a tie between Mr. Mark Henley and Ms. Holly Baker’s first hour class, Mr. Sam Berendzen took second place. Winning first place with a whopping 728 cans was Ms. Louise Power’s...

Vikings fall to Jaguars, end playoff run

Vikings fall to Jaguars, end playoff run

November 13, 2010

As Ft. Zumwalt West fans rushed the field and chanted at the 50-yard line, the once-exuberant Howell fans silently reflected on a record setting season. The Viking’s 34-28 loss over the Jaguars ended their historic playoff run, but the Vikings still had their name on the map as a contender in Cla...

October’s issue of Spotlight

November 12, 2010

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Limelight Theatre prepares to sing

Limelight Theatre prepares to sing

November 10, 2010

Every year, new and veteran drama club members heckle theatre director Charles Mueller. Their heckling has been unsuccessful for almost four years, but has finally paid off. For the first time in four years, Limelight Theatre has announced that there will be a winter musical; Zombie Prom. “The last musical we did was Pajama Game when...

Vikings refuse to bow to Jays for sectionals win

Vikings refuse to bow to Jays for sectionals win

November 8, 2010

Matched with the 10-time state champion Jefferson City Jays for the third straight year, the Vikings re-wrote tradition to clinch the Class 6 sectionals with a score of 28-14 at home Nov. 5. In the past two years, the Vikings playoff run has ended with a loss to the Jays in their stadium but a Viki...

SADD’s Grim Reaper shows consequences of drunk driving

SADD's Grim Reaper shows consequences of drunk driving

November 3, 2010

The Grim Reaper visited Howell. Monday, Nov 1, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) sponsored a day of the dead where a Grim Reaper walked around the school "killing" people. The "kills" occurred every fifteen minutes and represented the statistic that every fifteen minutes someone is k...

District title returns to Howell after 11 years

District title returns to Howell after 11 years

October 30, 2010

Losing starting running back Justin Schuh early in the first quarter didn’t hold the Vikings back. Instead, they rallied to defeat Pattonville securing the first district title in 11 years. The 17-14 victory brings the Vikings to 9-1 on the season and gives them home field advantage in the first roun...

Chamber members bond over single evening

Chamber members bond over single evening

October 29, 2010

On Oct. 21, Chamber choir members headed to the Marriott West hotel for group bonding. Each year, Howell’s chamber choir has a retreat to help participants get to know each other and create stronger foundation to create music. “Chamber retreat allows us to get outside of the four walls of ...

New tardy intervention program implemented

New tardy intervention program implemented

October 28, 2010

In an effort to motivate chronically late students to get to class on time, the Howell administration has begun to implement a new tardy intervention program. “There is a small percentage of students who get a lot more than the average amount of tardies and that is who this intervention program...