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Writing Her Way Into the World
April 18, 2023
Born and bred in Fluvanna, senior Molly Pace has distinguished herself as the Editor of the Fluco Beat Editor student news site for the past year. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Editor and has taken Journalism seven times throughout her high school life.
Pace has always had a passion for writing and the Fluco Beat gave her the perfect outlet to do that. “I got to explore different types of writing and I found a love for something that you couldn’t find in just a regular classroom,” said Pace. In her free time, Pace likes to watch rom-coms and the show Good Luck Charlie. Although she admits that she doesn’t like to read, she does loves writing.
In her years working on the Fluco Beat, Pace has written about a variety of topics including last year’s shooting at the University of Virginia, a number of features about teachers, and a review of the show Outer Banks. She notes that her favorite topic to write about is features.
“I can get to know someone more than just a teacher or student. I can know them for who they truly are,” she said.
Pace said she also enjoys writing editorials because they allow her to share her opinioin. She also like writing reviews.
“I can really just talk about something that I like, or something that I dislike and not get judged by it,” she added.
Some fun facts about Pace include the fact that she was the football manager for five years, that she has two siblings at FCHS named Sophia and Jackson, and that her dad is FCHS Football Coach and History teacher Mitchell Pace.
“Having my dad in the same school that I attend has been really helpful. When I was having a bad day I was able to go talk to him and he would give me a hug. Since all the violence has started occurring [nationwide], sometimes I feel a little on edge or nervous, so having my dad, and even both of my siblings has been a big help,” Pace added.
Two things that Pace has learned over the last few years are that working hard really does pay off, even if it doesn’t feel like it at the moment, and that she believes people should enjoy life, love everyone as much as possible, and have fun.
After graduation, she plans to major in education at Bridgewater College.