Ranch Reflections are articles written by students who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for students to branch out beyond traditional news stories.
Channing Jackson – LRHS News
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – I’m a sophomore cheerleader at LRHS, but I’ll be switching to Braden River High School on Monday, March 2.
It’s going to be really weird switching from one great rival to the other. I have some friends there, but I’m still nervous about going, especially in the middle of the year. I’m mostly worried about lunch. I’m not going to know where to sit.
It’s harder to start at a new school in the middle of the year, because everyone else there already has their group of friends and sort of knows what’s going on around the school.
I’m going to miss my LRHS cheer family the most, and going to the Pirate cheer team is probably going to be awkward at first but I think I’ll be fine.
My little brother will be an upcoming BRHS freshman next year, and my parents wanted me to go there with him.
I wish I didn’t have to go in the middle of the year, I would rather wait until next year, but because I cheer, I have no other choice. I want to continue cheering at Braden River, and I have to switch mid year because in order to tryout for cheer, you have to be attending that school at the time of tryouts. The tryouts for Braden River are on March 25.
It’s been a really hard decision to leave LRHS. My parents and I have had a number of talks about it, but they decided that Braden River is a better fit for me. Seeing maroon and black instead of green and black around the school will definitely be strange, and some part of me will always be a Mustang at heart.