Peer tutoring offers virtual help

Reva Gandhi– Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch, Fl) – Do you need help in your classes? The LRHS Peer Tutoring program is offering virtual tutoring sessions every Monday and Wednesday. Virtual Peer Tutoring has helped many Mustangs succeed in their classes, especially those who struggle with on-line school. This is a great opportunity for both Hybrid…

Mustangs’ holiday art work on display at UTC

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Monday, Nov. 16 five Mustangs presented an eight-by-four-foot piece of artwork to the holiday greeting card display competition held by the University Town Center Mall (UTC).  The team of Mustang artists had over a month to complete the oversized holiday card in hopes of winning the…

Mustangs react – Thankful for the break in 2020

Maddie Forman and Gage Gongas – Mustangs Ahead break (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This week Mustangs were asked, “Are you excited for a break after such an unusual year and what are your plans?” Thanksgiving break begins on Monday, Nov. 23 and goes until Friday, Nov. 27 this year. Senior Dallas Rodriguez said, “I am really…

Varsity Mustangs look back on winning season

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustang football wrapped up their season last Friday, Nov. 13. They were defeated at home in a playoff game against Manatee. Overall, the team finished with a record of 5-4, down one game from last year’s 6-3. “I felt the season was somewhat of a success,…

Girl Up to focus on violence against women

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Girl Up club will partake in a girl talk webinar on gender-based violence at 12:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. to commemorate the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.” The webinar is free for both members and non-members of all genders. It…

Three Mustang athletes to colleges

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Three Mustangs seniors took the next step in their academic and athletic careers Thursday. John Shroeder, Jillian Herbst, and Sofia Jamieson signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI), to continue their careers at their respected colleges. Shroeder will be attending Florida Atlantic University to play baseball….

LRHS canned food drive collects over 3500 items

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The annual LRHS canned food drive has come to an end as the winners are announced, and final cans collected. Mustangs donated 3525 cans to St. Joseph”s Food Pantry. Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher Melissa Koehlinger’s first period class came first, collecting a total of 182 cans….

FFEA accepting new members

Cassidy McLellan – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) is a new club here at LRHS for Mustangs interested in a career in education. FFEA is now accepting new members. Keyboard instructor Rebekah Lester, the club adviser, explained, “For those looking to join FFEA or even just for…

LRHS esports off to fast start

Zach Fenimore- Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS’s Esports teams are competing in their first season here at the Ranch.   The teams have participants from all grades competing in video game competitions.  The Esports program was started by journalism and history teacher Thomas Honsa and history teacher William Wallin and is now coached by math teacher Mark Marron.   Teams are made up of three Mustangs who compete remotely against other schools in a match of Rocket League.  Marron stated, “The best part…

Canned goods drive continues

Olivia Ellis – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs have donated over 700 cans to the LRHS annual canned food drive so far. Donations will be accepted up until Thursday, Nov. 19 and can be brought into first period classes. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our…

Two Mustangs finish top 10 in state

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS swim team wrapped up the 2020-2021 season on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the FHSSA state championship swim meet. Only two Mustangs competed at the meet, juniors Frank Runge and Dimiter Zafirov. Runge finished tenth in the 500-yard freestyle and Zafirov finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly…

Progress reports released this week

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As Mustangs make their way through the second quarter,  progress reports warn of the rapidly approaching halfway point of the quarter. Progress reports will be posted on Thursday, Nov. 19, but the last day for teachers to submit their students’ grades will be Tuesday, Nov. 17. Stay updated…