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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 Journalist

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, FCHS Journalist

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, FCHS Journalist

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...

Gamin’ to Fame

Gamin’ to Fame

Thomas Gerald, FCHS Journalist

March 6, 2019

YouTube was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, with their only intention being to share videos with each other that they had struggled doing before hand. Since then, YouTube has became one of the most recognizable platforms and forms of social media, with thousands of channe...

The Scoop on Fluco Baseball

The Scoop on Fluco Baseball

Toby Sherman, FCHS Journalist

March 1, 2019

Heading into the 2019 season, the Fluvanna varsity baseball team appears to be as strong as ever based on their athlete line up. Losing only three seniors from last year, the team will remain relatively the same as it was in 2018 when it had a record of 15-7. The 2019 team is highlighted by depth, a str...

Name That Car

Name That Car

Charlie Lasocki

February 26, 2019

I grew up expecting everyone to have a name for their beloved vehicles as my family did (like our white Honda, which we fondly refer to as “Snowflake”). So I was absolutely shocked to discover that my family was among the minority in this department. In fact, in a recent survey of FCHS students, only...

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