FHC Spartan Spring Awards

Posted on 06/12/2017
FHC Spartan Spring Awards

The Francis Howell Central (FHC) High School Spartans know the value of being involved in their school. School involvement, no matter the activity, promotes success for students – both in their activity and in the classroom. Several FHC teams were recently awarded Scholastic Achievement Awards from the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA).

“We are very proud,” said FHC Activities Director Scott Harris, “to share our spring awards and celebrate some amazing success both on and off the field for the 2016-17 school year.”

These teams won the MSHSAA Outstanding Award for having a combined second semester GPA between 3.25 and 4.0: 

-Varsity Girls Soccer (3.87 GPA), GAC South Champions, won their third straight district title, team was a state quarterfinalist for the third straight time

-Junior Varsity Lacrosse (3.85)

-Boys Tennis (3.83), GAC and district Runners-Up

-Freshman Boys Volleyball (3.76), Undefeated season, GAC Championship

-Junior Varsity Girls Soccer (3.73)

-Varsity Lacrosse (3.72), 9-4 record in their first season, won their first ever playoff game

-Girls Track and Field (3.65)

-C-Team Girls Soccer (3.57)

-Varsity Boys Volleyball (3.51), GAC Champs, district runners-up, and state quarterfinalists

-Junior Varsity Baseball (3.27), GAC South Champions

These teams won the MSHSAA Distinguished Award, for having a combined second semester GPA between 3.0 and 3.24:

-C-Team Lacrosse (3.22)

-Freshman Baseball (3.22)

-Boys Track and Field (3.17)

-Varsity Baseball (3.10), GAC South Champions

-Junior Varsity Boys Volleyball (3.09), GAC Champions

-Boys Golf (3.07)

In total, all eight of FHC’s spring programs, and all 16 out of their 16 individual spring teams, had a combined cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. “This is the second straight spring and only second time overall,” Harris said, “that every team in one season received a Scholastic Achievement Award from MSHSAA!”


It wasn’t just the spring programs that excelled, however. “Overall, there were a total of 363 student-participants involved with MSHSAA-sanctioned activities,” Harris said, “and their cumulative GPA was an amazing 3.45! This is a tremendous accomplishment, of which we should all be very proud. We would like to congratulate these student-participants, their coaches, and their families, and recognize them for the commitment, dedication, and hard work it takes to succeed not only on the playing field, but also – more importantly – the classroom.”

For the spring 2017 season, FHC had four student-athletes have a perfect 5.0 GPA, 123 student-athletes with a GPA of 4.0 or higher, and 270 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The total for the 2016-17 school year showed that 30 out of FHC’s 32 programs (94%), and 56 out of its 62 individual teams/groups (90%), have had a combined cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Harris proudly said, “The average GPA for FHC’s 1,263 participants in MSHSAA-sanctioned activities was 3.41! This was up from 3.36 last year.  We went up in every category across the board in the classroom, while we had another very successful season on the field.” 

2016-17 Celebrations:

  • Seventy percent of FHC students were involved in a sport, club, or activity in 2016-17, the second highest percentage in school history.
  • Combined GPA of FHC’s 1,263 MSHSAA student-participants was 3.41, the highest combined cumulative GPA in school history.
  • Francis Howell Central was the winter “Sportsmanship Award Winner,” as chosen by the MSHSAA high school basketball officials.
  • Francis Howell Central earned “Leadership School” distinction from MSHSAA for the seventh consecutive year. 
  • Francis Howell Central earned “5-Star Leadership School Distinction” from MSHSAA and the NAIA for the seventh consecutive year, and is one of only four schools in the state to earn this distinction all seven years of the program’s existence.  

Harris said, “I want to give a huge “Shout-Out” to all of the Howell Central coaches, directors, and sponsors. They have all continued to emphasize and put plans in place to support and monitor our students’ success, and it has shown with the best results in school history.”

The team pictures and a copy of the MSHSAA Award Certificate will be displayed in FHC’s Activities Hallway thought the year. 




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