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The Voice Behind the Music

The Voice Behind the Music

Allyssa Hanson, FCHS Journalist

January 25, 2019


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Senior Cameron Taylor has a reputation for excelling in speech and drama. Yet many of his after-school hours actually focus on using a different aspect of his voice: his musical career. Taylor first started writing music when he was 14-years-old. “I started trying it out, but I wasn’t very g...

From The Philippines to Palmyra

From The Philippines to Palmyra

Mia Martinez, FCHS Journalist

January 25, 2019


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Most students might have a hard time imaging what it would be like to move across the U.S.-- let alone a different country--and restart their lives. Yet, that is exactly what FCHS freshman Carmina Balagtas did. Balagtas and her family used to live in Manilla, the capital of the Philippines, before movi...

Fluvanna Students Become Mouse Experts

Fluvanna Students Become Mouse Experts

Jenai McKee, FCHS Journalist

December 14, 2018


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Fluvanna students can now find an outlet to showcase their computer expertise in Microsoft Office through specialized testing. The exams determine a candidate’s skills in using Microsoft Office programs including PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, and Excel.   Students can take the tests in teacher Chris...

The Surprising Side of Andrew Sheridan

The Surprising Side of Andrew Sheridan

Nicolai Stephens, FCHS Collaborator

December 13, 2018


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Tenth grade geometry teacher Andrew Sheridan is known for taking the basics of geometry and making it fun and challenging for his students. While he said that being a geometry teacher can be challenging, “It is very rewarding to see the students succeed.” Yet he has another role of which students mi...

Chickens Come Home to Roost on Snapchat

Chickens Come Home to Roost on Snapchat

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

December 4, 2018


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Social media can be used for many different things, including connecting with friends and getting information fast. But for senior Rhett Jones, it's about updating the world on his two chickens, Rocky and Roxanne. Jones began posting photos and videos on his personal Snapchat story near the end of...

A True Artist

A True Artist

Matt Davis, FCHS Journalist

November 7, 2018


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FCHS senior Jakob Shifflett is not just your average student. He does much more than go to school, hang out with friends, work, and do homework. He makes music. Shifflett has big dreams for his future. “Music is my priority. I’m not looking for the fame, I just want to be noticed. I want to b...

Fuller Leaves a Splash on the Records

Fuller Leaves a Splash on the Records

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

November 5, 2018


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With swim season almost here, FCHS may have an upcoming star athlete in the mix. Sophomore Abby Fuller won all her events and set three new meet records at the Jefferson Swim League Championships this past July. Fuller broke the 50-meter breaststroke record with a time of 30.33 seconds, set a new r...

From Coaching to Crocs

From Coaching to Crocs

Claire Barnett, FCHS Mass Media Student

November 1, 2018


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When it comes to teaching, coaching, and rocking the Crocs without socks, FCHS teacher Jason Davis does it all. Davis has taught for 22 years, one year at Rockbridge High School, and the rest at Fluvanna County High School, where he has taught many different types of math, from Physics to Algebra I. In t...

Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes

Amyiah Carter, Mass Media Student

October 30, 2018


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Imagine working hard to sweep and mop an entire floor only to have hundreds of muddy shoes come pouring in to get it dirty again. Now imagine doing that five days a week, and you have a small idea of the hard work done by the FCHS custodial staff. “I love my job,” said Herbert Adams, one of the ...

Smeds Smashes the Record

Smeds Smashes the Record

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

October 2, 2018


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On Sept 5, the Fluvanna girls’ cross country team competed in the Ragged Mountain Run in Earlysville. At this event, a rising star on the team broke a coveted record. After two years of impressive awards and accomplishments, sophomore Emily Smeds completed her two-mile run in a time of only 12:...

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