NHS accepting applications

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS National Honors Society (NHS) is accepting forms from potential new members interested in joining the organization for the 2021-2022 school year. Mustang sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to apply. Stay updated on important LRHS…

Orienteers finish first at Alafia

Morgan McCabe– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) orienteering team has had another successful orienteering competition at Alafia State Park. This was their toughest competition of the season, earning first place in every category and overall. Sophomore Nicole Majewski took first place and junior Olivia D’Orazio took third…

LRHS StellarXplorers seeking members

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS StellarXplorers is a design competition that combines all aspects of development and operation with a spacecraft focus. Captain of StellarXploeres senior William Flood said, “As a team we take an academic quiz and use a simulator to find the best solution to a set of…

PERT scheduled for dual enrolled interested Mustangs

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- All Mustangs interested in taking dual enrollment classes next year and have not received the necessary Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American Collegiate Testing (ACT) score may take the Post-Secondary Readiness Test (PERT) to be considered eligible. According to the University of South Florida dual enrollment page,  all…

Six Mustangs advance to wrestling regionals

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fl) – Six Mustang wrestlers placed in the top four in their weight classes at the Sarasota Riverview Class3A District 8 tournament on Friday, Feb. 19. They are now guaranteed a spot in Regions next Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27 at Osceola High School in Orlando….

Mustang “Capstone” teams ready presentations

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Tuesday Feb. 16 was the start of the Team Multimedia Presentations (TMP) in the Advanced Placement (AP) Capstone Seminar class. Mustangs have been working on Performance Task 1 for an entire month. According to U.S. News, “The purpose of the Performance Task 1 is to propose and justify…

Mustangs find success in Orienteering

Morgan McCabe– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-The LRHS  Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) orienteering team had a successful race at North Port, Florida. All LRHS orienteering teams who participated in the North Port competition received first place and won in the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels. Junior Skye Stephen took second place in the…

Third Mustang takes ROTC scholarship

Emma Tullio – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Three LRHS Seniors have been chosen for the National Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship. Senior Jessie Carff is the latest from LRHS picked for the National ROTC Scholarship. Senior Garrets Andrews and Elise West were earlier awarded four-year scholarships.  Carff got a three-year scholarship, one of…

Lacrosse Mustangs start seasons

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Just a few days after their annual kick-off tournament, the LRHS boys and girls varsity lacrosse teams are making their way through their first week of games. The boys varsity team played their first game this past Tuesday, Feb. 16, against the Riverview Rams, losing 11-5. The boys…

Dual enrolled meeting set for Feb. 24

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs interested in dual enrollment for the 2021-22 school year can attend a virtual information meeting at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Information will be given for the dual enrollment programs offered through the University of South Florida (USF), State College of Florida (SCF) and…

Mustangs ready for FFA week

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With national FFA week coming up, the LRHS FFA chapter will host COVID-19-safe scavenger hunts for members. National FFA week will be from Monday, Feb. 22 to Friday, Feb. 26. The breakdown for the week includes: Monday – Chapter and State Degree Clinic After School Tuesday…

Parent Association offers scholarship

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Parent Association is offering $1000 scholarships to two senior Mustangs who achieve maximum academic excellence, personal integrity, and responsible citizenship, as stated in the LRHS mission statement. In order to be eligible for this scholarship, Mustangs must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least…