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First character of input string truncated with scanf

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Using scanf, with my initial prompt for input , the first character of the input string is truncated.

For example, if I enter George,  only eorge is accepted from the keyboard.  This only occurs on the first scanf.  What am I doing wrong?  See code below.

 /*  Prompt for initial input  */
  printf("\n Enter a student name (First Last) or (0) to Exit : ");
  fflush(stdin); getchar();
  scanf("%14[^\n]s", studentName);


  while (studentName[0] != '0')
  {
    studentCount++;


    fprintf(rpt, "\n %-18s %6.2f %18c", studentName, percentGrade, letterGrade);

    printf("%s", studentName);
    printf("\n Enter a student name (First Last) or (0) to Exit : ");
    fflush(stdin); getchar();
    scanf("%14[^\n]s", studentName);
  }
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