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Coming to the United States of America

Coming to the United States of America

Steven Fierro, FCHS Journalist

January 24, 2017


Filed under Archive, Fluco Features

Moving to a different place is always new and different, especially moving from one country to another at the young age of 16. That’s what FCHS Senior Leonardo Ceja did four years ago when he left his old life behind and moved to the United States of America. Ceja, who is from Mexico City, came to th...

One Year in Virginia: An Exchange Student’s Perspective

One Year in Virginia: An Exchange Student’s Perspective

October 18, 2016


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My name is Yolaine Scolan, and I’m a 15-year-old French exchange student. Since mid-August, I have studied at Fluvanna County High School and lived with teacher David Blaha’s family. In October 2015, I applied for the “One Year in an American High School” program with PIE (Program of Intern...

A Life of Singing

A Life of Singing

Kacey Hughes, FCHS Journalist

September 2, 2016


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You may not know it by looking at her, but 11th grader Casey Clarke is actually from Russia.  She was born in Kirov, Russia, and was adopted when she was just six months old.  Right after being adopted, she moved to the United States and has lived in Virginia ever since.  She earned her citizenship wh...

Putting in Work on the Court

Putting in Work on the Court

Abigail Searcy, FCHS Journalist

September 1, 2016


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Even though she is only a freshman, FCHS student Mya Wright has already found her place. She makes her mark by being involved with school sports teams, dedicating her time to challenging practices and strenuous workouts. “I play basketball and volleyball at FCHS. I work hard for what I want and know t...

Making His Mark in Baseball

Making His Mark in Baseball

Josh Carlton, FCHS Journalist

August 25, 2016


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While some freshmen are still focusing on finding their ways around the halls of the high school, Addison Davis is one Fluco who is already making his mark at FCHS, specifically as a member of the JV baseball team. Davis is also a year-around baseball player, and plays for a travel baseball team call...

A Family of Hunters

A Family of Hunters

Denise Fierro, FCHS Journalist

August 24, 2016


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In Fluvanna, one popular tradition for many is hunting, and one such advocate of the hobby is Sophomore Lydia Napier, who has been hunting with the Hell’s Bend Hunting Group, since she was seven. “It’s a cool bonding experience, especially if one of us shoots something,” said Napier. Napier hunts with ...

Shifting Perspectives

Shifting Perspectives

Thao Nguyen, Mass Media Student

March 18, 2016


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8573, 5687, 4882. While these numbers may seem completely random, they are more similar than you think: these are the distances (in miles) between America and the home countries of some of Fluvanna County High School’s foreign exchange students. This school year, seven students from around the globe...

Corbin Receives Honor

Corbin Receives Honor

Jake Delaurier, FCHS Journalist

March 11, 2016


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On Feb. 11, FCHS senior Jonathan Corbin was recently awarded the Harry F. Byrd Jr. Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding seniors in each of Virginia's high school districts. Corbin received $10,000 for the award. “It was a big honor to be nominated by Ms. [Samantha] Lewis...

A Future in Singing

A Future in Singing

Jake Delaurier, FCHS Journalist

March 3, 2016


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While some people can get stage fright singing in front of large crowds, FCHS senior Brandon Cheung thrives on the spotlight. Cheung has loved to sing as long as he can remember. “I remember singing along to the radio when I was little,” said Cheung, who has been involved with choir since fourth...

Volleyball’s Rising Star

Volleyball’s Rising Star

Trinity Hayes, FCHS Mass Media Student

November 18, 2015


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FCHS student Christina Walker did what most freshmen are too scared to try: try out for varsity. Earlier this year, Walker tried out for Lady Flucos’ varsity volleyball team, and to her joy, she made it. At just 14, she has accomplished many things since she started playing three years ago. Walker...

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