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Amato Serenades The State

Amato Serenades The State

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

April 25, 2018


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Freshman Noah Amato is a French Horn player in the FCHS Band. He recently had the opportunity to compete in the April 7 All-State competition for student musicians. Amato's family has a distinct interest in music. This includes his younger sibling, eighth grader Ava Amato, who plays the clarinet....

Dech Plays His Way to All-State

Dech Plays His Way to All-State

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

March 27, 2018


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Sophomore Jason Dech is one of the FCHS bands trombone players, as well as a star student and gymnast. Recently, Dech won first place at the district band competition for the second year in a row. This means he will be a contestant at the All-State Band competition on April 7 at the Richmond Carpent...

High-Flying Nicole Haseltine

High-Flying Nicole Haseltine

Kayla Sacra and Blake Berry

February 26, 2018


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Nicole Catherine Haseltine, a 16-year-old junior, has been a Fluco since birth. Haseltine has one skill few people can claim: She knows how to fly a hot air balloon, something she learned three years ago from her parents, who have a hot air balloon business. In addition, she is the newest varsity...

The Entertaining Conner Small

The Entertaining Conner Small

Jules Shepherd and Blake Berry

February 14, 2018


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Freshman Conner Small isn’t your typical 14-year-old. His passion is anything and everything involved with entertainment. “I like how [it allows you to] express controversial issues through enjoyable ways,” said Small. His favorite book is considered by many as one of the scariest ever writte...

Passing Her Way Back to Fluvanna

Passing Her Way Back to Fluvanna

Lauren Kirby and Olivia Heide

February 9, 2018


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You might remember Kyrsten Patterson from two years ago when this FCHS junior was only in eighth grade. She left Fluvanna for two years to go to Calvary Christian School (CCS), but now she’s back to being a Fluco. Established in 1990, CCS is a small, private Christian school in Norfolk, Virginia...

Eat. Sleep. Cheer. Repeat

Eat. Sleep. Cheer. Repeat

Lauren Kirby and Tykaijah Henderson

January 26, 2018


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Cheerleading is a difficult sport. Whether you’re a base, a flyer, or a spotter, there is strenuous work involve. Still, most cheerleaders love this sport, and one such cheerleader is  FCHS sophomore Brianna Holsapple. Holsapple first started cheerleading when her friends persuaded her to try it. S...

Perfect Harmony

Perfect Harmony

Kristen Pace and Syerra Milliman

January 25, 2018


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We see our fellow Flucos walk the halls every day. In a way, they have become part of our everyday scenery. But do we really know who these Flucos are? Many students participate in activities or have interests that they pursue outside of school. FCHS Freshman Damon Everard is one of them. Everard...

Holyfield signs with George Washington

Holyfield signs with George Washington

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

November 13, 2017


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The words “signing day” is music to the ears of many athletes, a fact that one Fluvanna’s senior athletes can attest to. Baseball player and FCHS senior Shaun Holyfield signed with George Washington University on Nov. 8 at the high school. Holyfield had been offered spots at other schoo...

Making a Change One Student at a Time

Making a Change One Student at a Time

Jordan Reimers, FCHS Mass Media Student

October 18, 2017


Filed under Fluco Features, School/Community

Fluvanna County’s Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School seniors are impacting the county through community service projects that are taking place during the 2017-2018 school year.  From teaching high school students about car transmissions to starting toy drives for terminally ill children, these ...

New Fluco Rises Above Adversity

New Fluco Rises Above Adversity

Bayley Leyshon, FCHS Journalist

September 15, 2017


Filed under Fluco Features, News

Fluvanna and Louisa are often thought of as being pretty similar-- both rural and small-town in feel-- but FCHS newcomer Justin Knight, a recent transplant from Louisa High School, said that there is one distinction between the schools. “The people here are nicer,” Knight said about Fluvanna. ...

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