LRHS color guard provides friendship and entertainment

Heather Johnson – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Sophomore Emilee Spencer played the clarinet in band last year, but this year has decided to join the school’s Color Guard. “I found out about the team from best friend Alley Leg,” she said. Many guard members discovered the group with the help of their peers…

LRHS students still await planners

Megan Spranger – LRHS News (Lakewood Ranch, FL)- After rumors surfaced about the 2014-15 planners being released this week, confusion buzzed around the LRHS campus because the planners never came. Assistant Principal Dr. Melinda Lundy answered the question many students have. “Students should be expected to have a planner in their hand on or before September 10.”…

New dean serious about future and kickball

Theresa Morrissey – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) The LRHS Administrative team has added a new face. Michael Escorcia is a newly added dean, and is enjoying his first year at the Ranch. “I was an Algebra 1 and Geometry teacher for 10 years, six years at Sugg Middle school and four years at Buffalo…

LRHS marks school year’s first blood drive

Kailyn Scully – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS campus was filled Thursday with Mustangs proudly wearing colorful bandages around their arms and smiles on their faces. Their pride is built around the fact that they just saved a life with a pint of their own blood. It was the day of the school…

LRHS A-Team kicks off 2014 season

Jenna Greenfield – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – There’s a club for just about everything at LRHS – including information some may consider trivia. The LRHS academic team (A-Team) is starting up again and looking for new members eager to participate. Social Studies teacher Benjamin Hall has taken over as the club’s sponsor from…

Austerman enjoys new responsibilities

Natalie Earp – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH,FL) – New year, new students, and big changes to LRHS for this 2014-2015 school year. Rebecca Austerman has left her Advanced Placement English teaching job to take on the new responsibility of dean of discipline. “I was looking for a new challenge I wanted to challenge myself. It…

New Spanish teacher brings experience and enthusiasm

Jenna Greenfield – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Seven-hundred incoming freshmen aren’t the only ones new to the halls of LRHS this year. Ana Plechy just began her first year at the ranch teaching Spanish 2. Before coming to LRHS, Plechy received an International Relations degree from the College of William and Mary before…

New Spanish teacher brings experience and enthusiasm

Jenna Greenfield – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Seven-hundred incoming freshmen aren’t the only ones new to the halls of LRHS this year. Ana Plechy just began her first year at the ranch teaching Spanish 2. Before coming to LRHS, Plechy received an International Relations degree from the College of William and Mary before…

First year Mustangs reflect on first days at school

Surayya Taha  – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- “I like the teachers better and how there is more time in classes because I was always rushing in middle school,” said freshman Paige Venuto. Venuto is one of over 700 LRHS freshmen getting used to the high school experience this year. The class expresses differing opinions about…

Mustang Speech and Debate Club focuses on communication

Hannah Reynolds – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The beginning of the 2014-2015 school yea, marks the start of new clubs at LRHS. Among these is the Speech and Debate Club. The Speech and Debate Club had its first meeting of the school year August 26. There were 38 students in attendance, along with…

Mustang Speech and Debate Club focuses on communication

Hannah Reynolds – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The beginning of the 2014-2015 school yea, marks the start of new clubs at LRHS. Among these is the Speech and Debate Club. The Speech and Debate Club had its first meeting of the school year August 26. There were 38 students in attendance, along with…

LRHS guidance welcomes new clerk

Aliyah Hurt – LRHS News (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – One new staff member at Lakewood Ranch High School, guidance clerk Ingrid Huertis, has certainly kept busy the start of this school year. Huertis said she’s been running around ”helping anyone that needs assistance” while trying not to add to the activity in the guidance room. Huertis…