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  • May 22FCHS EMT students helped collect 43 pints of blood on May 21
  • May 22Jazzlyn Butler, Will Davis, Rory Dyke, Yeidi Lopez, Destiny Morris, Destiny Reynolds, and Hannah Sprouse achieved CNA certification
  • May 15Brenna Rea and Brandon Watkins earned their EMT Certification
  • May 15Junior Kessler Potter has been named a National Merit Scholar
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The Fluco Beat

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History teacher Matt Morrison helps out a Journalism student by posing with a buy your yearbook sign.

The History of Morrison

Astrid Carrion, Journalist May 12, 2023

FCHS teacher Matthew Morrison is known by many students for his passion for history and knowledge on the subject, so much so that it might be hard to believe he didn’t always want to be a teacher. Born...

FCHS Science Teacher and Baseball Coach

The Many Shades of Gray

Dylan Conley, Journalist April 26, 2023

Joel Gray, known by many at FCHS as Coach Gray, has coached a variety of sports over the years, including football and baseball. Gray has been working and teaching at FCHS for 19 years, most recently as...

Senior Molly Pace

Writing Her Way Into the World

Katie Bond, Journalist April 18, 2023

Born and bred in Fluvanna, senior Molly Pace has distinguished herself as the Editor of the Fluco Beat Editor student news site for the past year. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Editor and has taken...

Senior Bobby Gardner, who was awared VHSL Jefferson District Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Gardner Finds Basketball a “Great Outlet”

Isabella Higginbotham, Journalist March 31, 2023

While being named “All-District” might seem to be the result of what happened in one season, senior Bobby Gardner knows that it’s an award that has been years in the making. Gardner was recently...

Senior Aniya Webb, the VHSL Jefferson All-District Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

Player of the Year Loves “Dropping Buckets”

Isabella Higginbotham, Journalist March 27, 2023

Senior Aniah Webb has been awarded the title of Virginia High School League (VHSL) Jefferson All-District player for the FCHS Girls Basketball team. Webb plays the positions of point guard and shooting...

Making an Impact Through Technology

Making an Impact Through Technology

Journee Johnson, FCHS Journalist March 20, 2023

Have you ever heard someone support the theory that technology is taking over the world for evil? While some people believe that technology is bad for the planet, FCHS Instructional Technology Resource...

Alicia Patterson

A Passion for Photography

Julia Tomaras, Journalist March 15, 2023

A native of Charlottesville, Special Education teacher Alicia Patterson has the distinction of juggling the responsibilities of teaching, being a mom, and running her own photography business, Simplee...

A Deep Dive into Science

A Deep Dive into Science

Mia Turley, Journalist March 13, 2023

Science teacher Walter Chaney has gotten to know a lot of FCHS students since he joined Fluvanna. Teaching, Oceanography, Environmental Science, and Earth Science, he appears to bring a passion for science...

In the Library of Congress

Meet Sanira Kurmanbekova

Isabella Higginbotham, Journalist March 9, 2023

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an exchange student? There are two at FCHS this year, one of which is Sanira Kurmabekova. Kurmabekova is from Kyrgyzstan, a country in Central Asia which...

FCHS History Teacher and Cheer Coach, Kirsen Pillow.

Cheering on History

Molly Pace and Mia Turley, Senior Editor and FCHS Journalist March 6, 2023

If you love world history and dogs, then you may have a lot in common with first-year World History teacher Kirsen Pillow. Originally from West Virginia, Pillow went to UVA for an undergrad and earned...

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