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Perfect Harmony

Freshman Damon Everard looking out over the courtyard. Photo courtesy of Kristen Pace

Kristen Pace and Syerra Milliman

January 25, 2018

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

Shaun Holyfield signing with George Washington University. Photo courtesy of Jessica Adkins

Blake Berry, Fluco Beat Editor

November 13, 2017

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

Seniors Libby Hartung and Frances Fulton working on their projects in the library. 
Photo courtesy of Marc Carraway

Jordan Reimers, FCHS Mass Media Student

October 18, 2017

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

Junior Justin Knight enjoying a breath of fresh air at the bus ramp. 
Photo courtesy of Bayley Leyshon

Bayley Leyshon, FCHS Journalist

September 15, 2017

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. ...

Beyond the End Zone

Dahris Tinsley pictured during a time out at the first scrimmage. Photo courtesy of Madison Nazar

Madison Nazar, FCHS Journalist

September 13, 2017

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

Junior Laci Norcross plays hard at lacrosse practice.

Photo courtesy of Megan Boone.

Megan Boone, FCHS Journalist

September 12, 2017

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

Junior Lydiah Napier (left) and team member Junior Adora Gamage (right) during a break from drills. 
Photo courtesy of Samantha Childs

Samantha Childs, FCHS Journalist

September 8, 2017

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

Leah Estes and her horse Vinni practice jumping. Photo courtesy of Leah Estes

Syerra Milliman, Fluco Beat Editor

September 8, 2017

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

Madison Nazar (left) and friends Katie Thomas (middle) and Hannah Ledford (right) enjoyed pumpkin picking last fall.
Photo courtesy of Madison Nazar

Jake Lindo, FCHS Journalist

September 7, 2017

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

Photo Courtesy to Lauren Houseknecht

Lauren Kirby, Fluco Beat Editor

March 30, 2017

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...

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