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Teachers Talk Teaching

Kayla Pace teaching her health and medical class

Jenna Goodson

September 20, 2019

There are many different reasons why teachers are so passionate about what they do. One new teacher at FCHS, Zane Hurst, found his love for teaching history 15 years ago when he was asked to teach a few classes in college. Kayla Pace, the new Health and Medical teacher, has been teaching for three yea...

Shaibani Brings Love to a New Game

Provided by Dr. Saami Shaibani

Evynne Stafford, FCHS Journalist

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

Photo of Shawn Metcalf

Angelica Carter, FCHS Journalist

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 Journalist

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

Will Talley's car photo courtesy of Toby Sherman

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

Photo courtesy of Mia Martinez

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

Senior Devon Shifflett and several of his friends, all of which attend FCHS, at his Eagle Scout ceremony on Feb. 11. Photo courtesy of Devon Shifflett.

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

Photo courtesy of MaryAnn Chittenden

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

Mrs. Jane Ford in her classroom. Photo courtesy of FCHS Journalism.

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

Junior Nicholas Thornton in his Boy Scout uniform. Photo courtesy of Nicholas Thornton.

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....

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