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  • November 29The Counseling department is holding a Lunch and Learn workshop Wed. Dec. 6 about managing anxiety. Email [email protected] for details.
  • November 29Blue Ridge Virginia Governor's School applications are due Fri. Dec. 8.
  • November 20Auditions for the spring play, Alice in Wonderland, start Dec. 4. See Mr. Edgerton or Ms. Coleman for more information.
  • November 20Seniors! Jostens will be at lunches on Tues. Dec. 5 as a make-up order day for graduation items.
  • November 20Allison Monfalcone received a "Best Actor" award and Kyle Landes received an Honorable Mention at the One Act Regionals Competition on Nov. 18.
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My Father’s Son

Hunter Perkins, Journalist November 16, 2023

I stepped out of the automobile, roses in my hand. Rain fell from the clouds in the sky. It fell more like a heavy mist than liquid water. It seemed like it was always raining during the Great War. Part...

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The Jack O’ Lantern

Hunter Perkins, Journalist October 31, 2023

A blinding light pierces through the darkness that has enveloped my entire life up until this point. The black nothingness peels away, revealing a new world. Past the person who I assume brought me into...

Photo courtesy of former FCHS student Jon Jones.

The Yellow Fight

Hunter Perkins, Journalist October 19, 2023

As I sit in the corner of the ring, I look at the floor. That is what I am programmed to do. I let Trevor repair the damage I have taken from my opponent. The floor is stained with the blood and sweat...

Bright light at Monster Jam 2008 - Tacoma, Wa. Photo Courtesy of Jenni under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic.

Five Bright Lights

Hunter Perkins, Journalist October 8, 2023

Day 0 I had helped put out four fires already, and this one topped all of them by a longshot. Flames shot out of half of the building’s windows, and I could feel the heat from 25 feet away through...

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The Simuhlashen

Hunter Perkins, Journalist September 23, 2023

“So how’s Cody doing?” my best friend Anna asks me. “I used to see him all the time, but I haven’t seen him over at your house recently.” Now that I think about it, I don’t even know how...

Photo Courtesy of Sadie Lowe

The Sorcerer’s Happy Ending

Hunter Perkins, Journalist September 3, 2023

I’ve heard the story too many times to count. The great dragon will awaken and wage war on the world. When all seems lost, a great hero with the name Azael will defeat the dragon and save the world....

A page from the 2023 FCHS Literary Magazine.

Literary Magazine Club Seeking New Members

Gabi Etchison, Editor August 14, 2023

As students begin signing up for 2024 clubs, one lesser-known option is the FCHS Literary Magazine Club. Club members get the benefit of helping to produce an award-winning, student-run publication, the...

2023 Undefined Literary Magazine

2023 “Undefined” Literary Magazine

FCHS Journalism May 26, 2023

The 2023 "Undefined" Literary Magazine has been published. This is Volume 20 of the annual magazine which showcases the creative writing and artwork of Fluvanna County High School students. The publication...

Photo Courtesy of Aniko Kish

A Challenge Gone Wrong

Maya Blackburn, Creative Writing Student May 11, 2023

I’m sitting in my living room, my husband’s arm wrapped around my shoulder and my hand on my dog’s head when the first call comes.  I answer my phone with my signature “Fire department. You...

Photo Courtesy of Jocelyn Beaulieu

The Origami Incident

Kendall Forrest, Creative Writing Student April 28, 2023

The sun had just set behind the distant hills, casting an orange-pink hue across the sky as two police officers, Smith and Brown, drove into a quiet neighborhood. The streets...

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