The Fluco Beat

Shaibani Brings Love to a New Game

Shaibani Brings Love to a New Game

Evynne Stafford

September 11, 2019

While the sport of field hockey is brand new to Fluvanna, the school certainly didn’t have to look far to find a coach with years of experience in the sport. Coming from London, England, Dr. Saami Shaibani has a fresh, new perspective on the game that he hopes to share with his players on the varsity...

Pin it to Win it

Pin it to Win it

Angelica Carter, FCHS Jounalist

September 7, 2019

Are wrestlers adrenaline junkies? Does it give them a rush that they can’t feel with any other sport? One student who would agree with these thoughts is junior and FCHS athlete Shawn Metcalf, who enjoys wrestling and the adrenaline that comes with it.  Metcalf went into wrestling when he was in se...

Danish Student Gains a New Perspective

Danish Student Gains a New Perspective

Nora Wells, FCHS Jounalist

August 29, 2019

Temporarily living in a country halfway across the world can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially when you’re surrounded by people you don’t know. Thea Thomson is someone who has experienced this first-hand.  Thomson, a junior, is a foreign exchange student from Denmark who is loving her...

A Passion for Speed

A Passion for Speed

Toby Sherman, FCHS Journalist

March 26, 2019

Many teenagers have aspirations of driving fancy cars and pulling up to school with the nicest ride in the parking lot. However, junior Will Talley’s dreams are now becoming a reality with his first car, a 2013 Camaro 2LS. The luxury sports car boasts a 3.6L v6 engine and around 380 horsepower, maki...

An Olympian In The Making

An Olympian In The Making

Mia Martinez, FCHS Journalist

March 22, 2019

Most high school students like to take part in sports recreationally, but at least one Fluco plays in the hopes of, one day, becoming a professional. Zachary Fontenot has been playing soccer for over a decade, and he is only a freshman. He was introduced to soccer by his mother’s friend after tiring ...

Shifflett Soars to Eagle Scout

Shifflett Soars to Eagle Scout

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

March 15, 2019

Boy Scouts of America is an organization that promotes leadership and survival skills. Many scouts start at a young age and trickle out as they enter their middle school and high school years, but not FCHS senior Devon Shifflett. Shifflett has been a boy scout for seven years and just recently reached...

Unique and Amazing

Unique and Amazing

Aydon Duenas, FCHS Jounalist

March 14, 2019

MaryAnn Chittenden may seem like a typical busy student. But this FCHS junior is working hard to combine school work and sports with a desire to improve even her global community.   To start with, Chittenden is one of this year’s In the Know anchors. “I enjoy being behind the camera. I like talkin...

Teaching for the Long Haul

Teaching for the Long Haul

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

March 14, 2019

Considering most students only spend five years in high school, it may surprise you to know that a number of teachers have been teaching at FCHS for more than two decades, some even up to five. These teachers have stuck to what many consider a grueling, underpaid, and underappreciated calling, and i...

Becoming an Eagle Scout

Becoming an Eagle Scout

Maddy Eubank, Fluco Beat Editor

March 12, 2019

For the past eight years, junior Nicholas Thornton has been working towards one goal: becoming an Eagle Scout. If you don’t know what an Eagle Scout is, Thornton says it’s the “Highest rank in the succession of Boy Scouts,” and obtaining the title seems like it takes a lot of time and effort....

Vernatter Pins The Wins

Vernatter Pins The Wins

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

March 6, 2019

Quite a lot is expected out of student athletes throughout high school, but especially in their senior year. Applying to colleges, completing final classes needed to graduate, and succeeding in their sports are some of the many challenges they have to balance. Those students who rise above these adversitie...

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