Fluvanna Review

Last year, Ya Ya Anderson and Yvonne Smith, two top Fluco athletes signed up with Radford University, to continue to compete in basketball and swimming, at the collegiate level. According to their respective coaches at Radford University, both of these athletes have gotten off to solid starts.

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The final piece of the puzzle is in place
The Fluvanna Education Foundation has $80,000 in hand to offer scholarships to Fluvanna citizens to pursue careers in projected growth occupations.
It has been one of Board of Supervisor Chairman Shaun Kenney’s visions for the county to provide money for micro-finance loans and to offer scholarships to encourage citizens to get trained in needed careers. The small business loans became available late last year.

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Things are looking up for the Fluvanna SPCA. Naturally, the ideal situation would be if all cats and dogs were spayed and neutered and few were abandoned or surrendered to the shelter. Nevertheless, Jennie Shuklis, the executive director of the FSPCA is pleased with the support the shelter has received via dedicated volunteers and donations.

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(Back) Stephen Christianson, Sandra Fields, Marlean Davis, Troy Petty,  Kenney Fields, Susie Donovan, Doris See, Rob See, Virginia Petty, Gene Donovan. (Middle) Sarah Christianson, Gabriel Christianson, Bruce Hunter, Ben Guseman,  Anthony Guseman. (Front) Sammy Guseman, Anneliese Guseman. Photo by Christina GusemanBruce Hunter learned about a different sort of church following his grandmother around the coalfields of West Virginia. “Nobody had cars,” he remembered. “She drove them to the doctor, to get [welfare] commodities.…The churches she started were places where people in the community could truly turn for help.”
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Author Linda Fletcher  teaches Spanish 3 class at FCHS with students  Mary McGehee and Lauren Scanga. Photo by Cassandra HobbsHow many languages do you know? For the majority of Americans the answer is “one.” America is one of very few industrialized countries where multilingualism – the ability to speak two or more languages fluently – isn’t educationally stressed. Some believe this is because – with the English language known worldwide – the prevailing theory has been “They know our language, so we don’t need to know theirs.” However, some Americans believe that if other countries have learned about our language and culture, we should be shrewd and gracious enough to reciprocate, both for ourselves and our future. FCHS language teacher Linda Fletcher, who is currently writing a book on world languages, is one of those people.
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