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FCCLA Leads FCHS

FCCLA Leads FCHS

Tyler Harris, FCHS Journalist

February 19, 2019


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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


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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...

Riding Into Memories

Riding Into Memories

Jennifer Cortez, FCHS Journalist

February 11, 2019


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Doing something you love comes naturally if you’ve grown up making memories with it, and senior Kassandra Shull has grown up with family traditions of racing and car showings. Her love for cars started when she was born into a family of mechanics. Her father and grandfather own an auto wrecker service, Ga...

An Unexpected Pastime

An Unexpected Pastime

Jessica Suttles, FCHS Journalist

February 5, 2019


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You may put junior Ryan Peters in a box when you see him. You may assume that he likes anime, or that he is a nerd. What you may not expect is that he has a black belt in karate. Peters’ venture into sports started when he was five years old. He attempted soccer and tee-ball, but neither activity...

Keep Calm, Ms. A is Here

Keep Calm, Ms. A is Here

Angelica Carter, FCHS Journalist

February 5, 2019


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Some people may think high school is the craziest place in the world, full of issues from grades to friend drama to family conflict. One person who is helping FCHS teens navigate these issues is Shelby Allen, a counselor-in-training from the University of Virginia (UVA) When Allen was younger, she came to her scho...

Multicultural Club Celebrates Unity at FCHS

Multicultural Club Celebrates Unity at FCHS

Jules Shepherd, FCHS Journalist

February 4, 2019


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New ideas seem to be fluttering through the halls this year, with one such idea being a new club focused on promoting and celebrating different races and cultures at the school. Choir teacher Horace Scruggs started the club in order to “help our students gain greater knowledge and appreciation for ...

Lausz Leaves Her Mark

Lausz Leaves Her Mark

Mary Ann Chittenden, FCHS Journalist

January 31, 2019


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Seventeen-year-old exchange student Zuzanna Lausz is from Poland, a long way from her current home in Fluvanna County. Choosing to spend a year in a foreign country wasn’t an easy decision, as it was challenging for her to leave her mom, sister, and most of all, her best friend, Marta.  “We did...

Engineering in Motion

Engineering in Motion

Clio Schurtz, FCHS Journalist

January 30, 2019


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History and engineering may seem worlds apart. Typically, the subjects have no reason to overlap. Junior Claire Kent, however, has found a way to combine the two by starting her own club at Fluvanna County High School: the Trebuchet Club. Kent is an aspiring engineer who just founded the Trebuchet Club...

Self Care for Students

Self Care for Students

Maddy Eubank, FCHS Journalist

January 30, 2019


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This past fall, a new club was introduced at FCHS with the hopes of helping students struggling with stress as well as any other challenges they may be dealing with at home or at school. “While students may generally know what self-care is, they may be unaware of all the different self-care strateg...

The Nurse is In

The Nurse is In

Natalie Branch, FCHS Journalist

January 28, 2019


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A nurse’s job is obviously to help people, but a school nurse’s job goes so much deeper. FCHS school nurse Vicky Penn finds her job doesn’t stop at medical assistance, but includes a listening ear. Growing up, Penn said she was pressured by her mom to pursue nursing, despite her plans of being a ki...

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