District honors Mustang writers

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Manatee District School Board honored six outstanding Mustang writers this month. At its June 24 meeting the board recognized Christian Hill, Gabriella Lavelle, Carly Patterson, Jacob Rine, Danielle Wilson and Victoria Wittner. Each of these Mustang sophomores scored a 6 on this spring’s Florida Writes assessment. The statewide writing exam…

LRHS Principal finalists meet public July 2

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The three finalists to become LRHS’s new principal will meet the public July 2. A forum with parents and stakeholders is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the school auditorium.  Finalists will meanwhile meet with teachers and staff in the cafeteria. Manatee school officials have not yet named the finalists.  One will replace…

LRHS Art enjoys successful fundraiser

Matthew Bell – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS hosted its second annual End of Year Arts Gallery and Fundraiser at May 15 on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. The LRHS Art Program displayed student artwork to raise money for the department. Fine Arts teacher Abby Flannigan was overjoyed with the results. “We raised a…

Mustangs React – Final Exams are here

Matthew Bell – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS students are in the midst of final exam week, closing out the 2014 school year. They’re both excited and nervous. Freshman Sarah McKenna is excited for early release days. “Semester exams are definitely a change, although after first semester I feel like I’m better accustomed…

LRHS senior headed for maritime education and career

May Chongwiboon – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Most Americans are familiar with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. One 2014 LRHS graduate, however, has his sights set on a less famous service. Salvatore Sablan plans to attend the Merchant Marine Academy, majoring in Maritime Transportation with a minor in Logistics….

Wheeler graduates to Coast Guard Academy

Tyler Gordon – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Senior Lindsay Wheeler will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy this fall, starting her career in the Coast Guard. “I chose the Coast Guard Academy because I felt like I really knew what I was getting my self into,” said Wheeler. Wheeler attended Academy Introduction…

2014-15 parking passes now available

Mackenzie Pierce – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The 2013-14 school year is coming to an end and next year’s Mustangs who have drivers licenses are now looking forward to the upcoming year by purchasing parking passes for the 2014-15 school year. Parking passes will be available for $40 from 8-9 a.m. on June…

Industry certifications help Mustangs and local business

Natalie Earp – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) While all LRHS graduates leave with valuable academic skills, some go into the world with knowledge highly desired by local and national manufacturers and businesses. These are the school’s industry certified Mustangs. The LRHS class of 2014 featured 195 industry certified graduates. One-hundred-fifty-five Mustang underclassmen have certifications,…

Club ball builds Mustang baseball skills

Jack McGovern – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustang Baseball Club (MBC), a development summer team affiliated with the school that allows players to hone their skills over the off-season, held tryouts this week. Head Coach Ryan Kennedy along with assistants Brett Holte, Vinnie DeMarco and freshman head coach Matt Pascuzzi decided who made the…

LRHS bids farewell to class of 2014

McKenzie Maasdorp – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The big day has finally come for the LRHS class of 2014. The seniors graduated Friday at the Bradenton Area Convention Center. Principal Linda Nesselhauf and class president Kelly Miller presided over the event as 442 seniors walked across the stage and into the future. Numerous…