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Pageant Princess to Dogwood Queen

Pageant Princess to Dogwood Queen

Makenna Smith, FCHS Mass Media Student

October 27, 2015

Most people think pageants are for people trying to be someone they are not.  But the key to succeeding in a pageant is to just be yourself.  That is what Dorothy Cosner did, and she ended up becoming Miss Fluvanna and the Dogwood Queen for 2015. “I just told myself over and over again to be myself and stay ...

Excelling Through ACIS

Excelling Through ACIS

Lauren Kirby, Fluco Beat Editor

October 26, 2015

Ever since Advanced Computer Information Systems (ACIS) was made a class at Fluvanna County High School, only two students have achieved the Expert status on 2013 Microsoft Office Specialist.  Sophomore Emily Antesberger is the first student to earn the industry certification in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPo...

Who’s Your Role Model?

Who’s Your Role Model?

Kenzie Herring, FCHS Mass Media Student

October 14, 2015

Lexi Demers is not only a senior at Fluvanna County High School, she is also a role model to many young girls. Demers is not one to just give up; when she wants something she really goes for it. Demers is no ordinary student. Besides being an honor student, she is also the president of the schoo...

A Passion for Art

A Passion for Art

Jake Delaurier, FCHS Journalist

April 9, 2015

“Good eye for detail, meticulous, and works hard toward perfection” are just a few ways FCHS art teacher Michelle Coleman describes high school junior Ashtin Bowman. Bowman has been a student of Coleman ever since her freshman year. Since then Coleman has taught Bowman in Art 1, Art 2, and Arts and...

An Artist in Fluvanna

An Artist in Fluvanna

Jasmine Hankins, FCHS Journalist

March 13, 2015

What makes an artist? According to Google, an artist is a person who produces paintings or drawings as a profession or hobby. By that definition, senior Sarah Trail is one incredibly talented artist. The young blonde began her FCHS art career in ninth grade with her current Art III and IV teacher...

Engineering An A

Engineering An A

Cassandra Hobbs, FCHS Journalist

March 3, 2015

Perhaps all AP students know the stress of studying for the AP subject tests and the fear of judgment and low scores—it’s ingrained in their minds by the repetitious warnings of teachers, like, “This test will be one of the hardest of your high school career,” or, “Ask me before you pay for this, I...

Exchange Student Tells All

Exchange Student Tells All

Stephanie Pellicane, FCHS Journalist

February 25, 2015

I recently sat down for an interview with exchange student Karina Mamatova, who is studying at FCHS this year, to learn about what she thinks about being a student in America. Where are you  from? Karr-Balta, Kyrgyzstan How did you end up coming to Fluvanna? It wasn’t my choice. We h...

Galloping to Greatness

Galloping to Greatness

Maddie Messier, FCHS Mass Media Student

November 7, 2014

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world; give freshman Lauren Kirby the right hooves, and she can conquer the course.  In September, Kirby placed second in the 4-H State Horse Show.  In doing so, she qualified for the Southern Regionals that will be held in Georgia next July. The...

Jack Stanke: Future Golf Star?

Jack Stanke: Future Golf Star?

Colby Deforge, FCHS Journalist

September 17, 2014

Pro golfers Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Roy McIlroy appear to be heading to the Hall Of Fame for pro golf. Could one of Fluvanna’s own make it there one day too? Fluvanna County sophomore Jack Stanke is on the rise. The number one seed all sophomore season, he was already qualifying for matches...

He’s Back! Agee Returns to Flucodom

He’s Back! Agee Returns to Flucodom

Hunter Deforge, FCHS Journalist

September 15, 2014

You may have heard the phrase “once a Fluco, always a Fluco,” but that appears to be particularly true for senior Vinny Agee. Agee has returned to Fluvanna after a year furthering his academics and playing basketball for Virginia Episcopal School (VES).  Agee left Fluvanna County as a sophomore...

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