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Fuller Leaves a Splash on the Records

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Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

November 5, 2018

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

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Claire Barnett, FCHS Mass Media Student

November 1, 2018

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

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Amyiah Carter, Mass Media Student

October 30, 2018

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

Emily Smeds at an event. Photo courtesy of Fluco Journalism

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

October 2, 2018

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:...

Amato Serenades The State

Noah Amato, Michael Strickler, and Jason Dech at the Virginia State Band competition. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Pellicane

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

April 25, 2018

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

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Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

March 27, 2018

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

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Kayla Sacra and Blake Berry

February 26, 2018

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

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Jules Shepherd and Blake Berry

February 14, 2018

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

Photo Courtesy to Olivia Heide

Lauren Kirby and Olivia Heide

February 9, 2018

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

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Lauren Kirby and Tykaijah Henderson

January 26, 2018

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...

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