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Beyond the End Zone

Beyond the End Zone

Madison Nazar, FCHS Journalist

September 13, 2017


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What defines a person? One might say a hobby or a personality trait, but no word defines FCHS Junior Dahris Tinsley better than “football.” Tinsley, who has gone to to Fluvanna schools his entire life, started playing football his freshman year of high school and has thrived in the sport ever sin...

Tiny But Mighty

Tiny But Mighty

Megan Boone, FCHS Journalist

September 12, 2017


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Laci Norcross is a junior at Fluvanna County High School and while she may be tiny, she’s surprisingly fierce on the lacrosse field, where she is known as “#10.” She has been playing lacrosse for four years on the FCHS girls’ team as an attacker. Norcross has had many memorable moments on t...

Joined at the Racket

Joined at the Racket

Samantha Childs, FCHS Journalist

September 8, 2017


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A member of the FCHS tennis team, 11th grader Lydiah Napier has only played tennis for one year, but is already dreaming of becoming a professional tennis player and possibly getting a scholarship. “I started tennis because we did the Tennis Club [last] September and they told me I was really ...

Jumping for Joy

Jumping for Joy

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

September 8, 2017


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Trips to Germany and horseback riding keeps FCHS Junior Leah Estes on a tight schedule. Her mother was born in Germany and she visits her distant family multiple times a year where she enjoys shopping in Berlin and spending time with her family at her grandparents’ house. Estes’ favorite after-school activity is h...

A Jack of All Trades

A Jack of All Trades

Jake Lindo, FCHS Journalist

September 7, 2017


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Playing soccer since she was four years old, Madison Nazar, or "Madi" as she is known to her friends, is a junior at Fluvanna County High School where she is an active part of the Journalism and SGA (Student Government Association) teams. Nazar said she wanted to be part of the SGA this year because s...

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

Lauren Kirby, Fluco Beat Editor

March 30, 2017


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After 12 years in Girl Scouts Troop 2047, senior Lauren Houseknecht has finally reached her goal: the Gold Award. Houseknecht started working on her award in March of 2016 while she was still a junior, and her original thought was to do a project to help premature children, and idea inspired by cousin, Ro...

Student Tips His Hat to CAP

Student Tips His Hat to CAP

Gabby Barber, FCHS Journalist

March 20, 2017


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Frequently, the answers to the question “What do you do after school?” describe a sport. But for Junior Anthony Cruz, his after-school experience is quite different, as he spends the hours between a long school day and dinner at something called CAP. Generally considered the civilian side of the Air Fo...

Handling the Curveballs of Life

Handling the Curveballs of Life

Christina Walker, FCHS Journalist

February 7, 2017


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For many athletes, their sport career starts when they enter middle school or early in high school. However, some athletes’ careers begin early in their childhood, and FCHS baseball pitcher Andrew Ward began playing at the age of four. His parents were the ones who originally got him involved in baseball, e...

Swinging Her Way into Softball

Swinging Her Way into Softball

Kayla Sacra, FCHS Journalist

February 2, 2017


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Many of those who play the game think softball is misnamed-- after all, there’s nothing “soft” about it and it just leaves bigger bruises. Still, sophomore Hannah Breeden chooses to play this tough sport alongside some of her best friends every year. Breeden has been playing ball since she was ...

A Living Miracle

A Living Miracle

Toria Belew, FCHS Journalist

January 30, 2017


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One freshman at Fluvanna County High School has a testimony of which few students can boast: she says she was healed of epilepsy, a neurological disorder that consists of irregular brain cell activity and often results in seizures. Kaitlyn Makridis says she was healed from epilepsy when she was ten ...

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