Summer apps make life easier

Spencer Tucker – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Only a few more days before Mustangs can enjoy the Florida summer vacation sun. Some will be traveling around the country, enjoying what other states have to offer, and maybe even to different countries. But vacation doesn’t mean no technology. There are a variety of summer…

Row, row, row your boat…all the way to nationals

Tyler Gordon – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Florida rowing champions and LRHS students Katie Molinari, junior, Hailey Todoroff, sophomore, and Tracy Roberts, senior, will compete in the US Rowing Youth Championships June 9 in California. “Going through states for the first time and winning the state title was so exciting, and I am…

Falcos burn up the track (and field)

Kailyn Scully – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Mustang track has found a new dynamic duo. Sisters Talia and Sophia Falco have caught the attention of coaches and athletes across the state of Florida. The Falco sisters have bonded over athletics, especially track. Although junior Talia participates in more jumping events and freshman Sophia focuses…

Mustang athletes rock the classroom…again

Kailyn Scully – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Athletes at Lakewood Ranch High School don’t only exceed on the field (or court, mat, or whatever), but also academically. LRHS received the highest ranking for the Class 7A Florida High School Athletic Association’s Academic Team Champions Standings for 2013-14. These rankings are awarded based on a…

Principal finalists meet LRHS

By Matthew Bell, Natalie Earp and Jonathan Vrabec – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – After six years in office LRHS principal Linda Nesselhauf retires this summer. A public forum was held May 27 to introduce the public and school staff to the three finalists hoping to replace her. Although school officials haven’t announced the…

McDonald bids LRHS adieu

Jonathan Vrabec – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – After 43 years of teaching, LRHS Foreign Language teacher Susan McDonald has decided to retire. “She is a nice teacher and it’s sad to see her go,” said freshman Abby Ruple. McDonald said she leaves with many fond memories. “I have had fabulous students and colleagues…

Summer sun, fun…and homework?

Yosa Whitney – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Summer is filled with beach days, relaxation, trips, and… summer assignments? LRHS students wait all year for three non-academic months but for many there’s a catch – school work. Honors and advanced placement classes have summer assignments. These include Algebra 1 Honors, Advanced Placement (AP) Language…

Mustang Journalism students learn from experts

Julia Harrison– LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Journalism I students this month got to hear from local celebrity guest speakers talk about their journalism career paths. Pam Eubanks from the East County Observer, Miranda Spinner from Grapevine Communications and Hayley Wielgus and Max Winitz from WWSB-TV spoke. All of these experienced visitors provided students…

Mustangs ready for Spring gridiron test

McKenzie Maasdorp – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The 2014 spring football game is this Friday night and the Mustangs are prepared. The team will be travel to Naples Lely High School. Slot receiver junior Jamie Jeffcoat has been preparing himself for this game since fall football ended. “I’m very confident in our team,”…

The play is the thing…for the grade

Jillian Brant – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The 2013-14 school year is coming to an end at LRHS. Exam week is approaching and that means pencils, papers and Scantron bubble sheets. The Mustang drama department, however, has a different kind of final project. Drama students had to write plays. Theater 3 and 4…

Mustangs help cats, dogs and other critters

Layne Thompson – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Any Mustang interested in working and playing with animals has a new opportunity this summer. Hooves, Paws and Claws Animal Sanctuary in Lakewood Ranch is seeking volunteers. Mustangs will engage in activities including walking dogs, feeding animals and cleaning cages. Volunteers must be physically fit and able…

Seniors aren’t done yet

Tyler Gordon – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustang Seniors may be done with LRHS, but LRHS is not yet done with them. Seniors still need to pay senior fees, pick up caps and gowns and rehearse for graduation. Information seniors need is on the school website. If seniors have not yet paid their…