The Fluco Beat

  • March 22Congrats to the Fluco Medford League team on their double-header win on March 20!

  • March 19The Spring Self-Care Event is scheduled for March 20th from 4:15pm-6:15pm in the College and Career Center

  • March 19The engineering club will not meet after school this week. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 26.

  • March 14Cinderella's Closet will have new and gently used dresses for $25 at Monticello H.S. Theater Lobby on 3/22 from 4-6 pm and 3/23 from 10 am-2 pm

  • March 14The Writing SOL will be on 3/20 and 3/21. We will be on an altered bell schedule to accommodate testing.

  • March 11A Job Corps representative will be in the Career Center at 11am on 3/27. Sign up with Mr. Parrish in the Career Center.

An Olympian In The Making

An Olympian In The Making

Mia Martinez

March 22, 2019


Filed under Fluco Features

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


Filed under Fluco Features

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


Filed under Fluco Features

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...

Becoming an Eagle Scout

Becoming an Eagle Scout

Maddy Eubank, FCHS Journalist

March 12, 2019


Filed under Fluco Features

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


Filed under Fluco Features

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


Filed under Fluco Features

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


Filed under Fluco Features

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


Filed under Fluco Features

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...

FCCLA Leads FCHS

FCCLA Leads FCHS

Tyler Harris, FCHS Journalist

February 19, 2019


Filed under Fluco Features, Showcase

In a relatively new arrival to Fluvanna’s clubs line up, the Future Career and Community Leaders of America Club (FCCLA), teaches students leadership and community outreach skills in the fields of culinary, fashion, and financial literacy. The club was introduced to FCHS last September by Culinary teach...

A Young Investor

A Young Investor

Brandon Lucas, FCHS Journalist

February 12, 2019


Filed under Fluco Features

The stock market is a foreign topic to many teens. Yet FCHS junior Ethan Smialek knows a surprising amount about it. About two years ago, Smialek’s grandmother introduced him to stocks and began investing for him. Once he felt comfortable, Smialek took over his account on his own. He makes anywhe...

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