Sammy Hyatt – LRHS News
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Often times, the way TV and movies portray high school is far from what high school is really like. Lakewood Ranch students personify exactly what TV gets wrong about high school.
Students said the social ladder in movies and TV shows is inaccurate and that there isn’t much of a social hierarchy here at the Ranch.
Sophomore Ethan Wolfson said, “TV portrays bullying differently. In high school there really isn’t any nerd vs. jock bullying. It’s more like one guy saying, ‘You wanna fight bro?’ and the other guy saying ‘OK bro’ and then they fight.”
LRHS senior Taylor Townson said, “In movies, high school is depicted like a dog eat dog world. There are bullies everywhere, the cheerleaders are mean, and nerds are antisocial losers, but in reality, I’ve only seen one bully and it was taken care of, the cheerleaders are nice, and the nerds rule the school,”
Some movies, especially musicals, show high school students breaking out into song at a moments notice, but LRHS students said that is definitely a misconception.
LRHS freshman Madison Teeter said, “High School Musical and Lakewood Ranch have nothing in common. They got that all wrong.”
Junior Emily Wanecski said, “Well, there’s no singing or dancing on tables at Lakewood. They also dress differently in movies, but we don’t really wear high heels and miniskirts all the time.”
According to LRHS students, TV and movie producers need to spend a day at the school in order to see what high school life is really like.