LRHS volleyball sinks Pirates

Justin Conway and Maddie LaPort – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS volleyball team took a four-set win against rival Braden River High Tuesday.

The Mustangs won 25-13,25-17,21-25,25-18. One of the Mustangs’ best players ,junior Kahlee York, suffered a right ankle injury.

LRHS Coach Perri Hawkins said it was a challenging win.

“We started off strong and then lost momentum,” she said.  “But after Kahlee got hurt we were able to refocus ourselves.”

LRHS Latin club collecting members and dues

Lauren Hopkins – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Latin Club meets 2:15 p.m., Oct. 1 in room 570.

At this meeting the club will start creating small mosaics that club adviser Latin teacher and club adviser Stefania Mitzithras plans to use to decorate her room . The club will also discuss competition, fundraising, and groups will be established that pertain to their interests/category regarding competition.

Club leaders will distribute forms that will have to be turned in by Oct. 15, along with $20 dues.

Club historian Julie Cotton, junior, said,” It’s important that we get dues in as soon as possible so we can have funds to rely on for future projects and competition. It also gives us an estimate for how much money we need to make to be able to do these things.”

Cotton said club members are excited to start creating some beautiful art for the club.

SGA reports Homecoming 2015 a success

Noella Soucie – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Homecoming 2015 has come and gone, school is back to normal and Mustangs are left with their memories of homecoming week and the dance.

LRHS freshman Emily Richards attended homecoming for the first time and said, “Homecoming was so much fun, the music was great and I had a lot of fun with my friends. Ill definitely being going again next year.”

Senior Shannon Roy agreed.

“This was my last homecoming and I couldn’t be any happier,” she said.  “I had a great time and enjoyed it a lot.”

Homecoming week was filled with many activities like dress-up days, the Friday night tailgate that included the hot dog eating contest and face painting by the LRHS cheerleaders, and Saturday night’s Homecoming dance that attracted 950 people.

LRHS seniors Ryan Ellis and Savannah Turner were crowned homecoming King and Queen and at the end of Friday night’s football game the LRHS marching band performed a spectacular show.

Calendar of the crazy returns to “Mustangs Ahead”

Grace Sever – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Anyone who complains about the lack of holidays between Labor Day and Halloween just hasn’t looked closely enough.  There are dozens of holidays on the books between now and the end of October.

September 27th: Crush a Can Day

September 28th: Ask a Stupid Question Day

September 29th: Confucius Day – Confucius was an ancient philosopher from 551 B.C.

September 30th: National Mud Pack Day – Mud packs are used for mud facials along with other ingredients.

October 1st: Worlds Vegetarian Day

October 2nd: Name your Car Day

October 3rd: Virus Appreciation Day – Time to show a little love to deadly viruses.

October 4th: National Frappe Day

October 5th: Do Something Nice Day

October 6th: Mad Hatter Day -The Mad Hatter is a fictional cartoon character depicted in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

October 7th: Bald and Free – A day for those of us with shiny heads.

October 8th: American Touch Tag Day

October 9th: Moldy Cheese Day

October 10th: National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11th: Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day

October 12th: Old Farmer’s Day

October 13th: International Skeptics Day

October 14th: National Dessert Day

October 15th:  White Cane Safety Day – A day to celebrate the achievements of the visually impaired.

“Girl Talk” helps middle schoolers transition to LRHS

Lindsay Coleman and Surayya Taha – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – “Girl Talk is about helping other girls deal with their issues that they face during their formative early teenage years.” said LRHS junior Ashton Adams, founder of Girl Talk.

“Our mission is to help young teenaged girls from Nolan Middle School build self-esteem, develop leadership skills and recognize the value of community service.”

Girl Talk is an international non-profit peer-to peer mentoring program. The purpose of this program is for high school girls to mentor middle schools girls before their big transition to high school.

“I decided I wanted to create Girl Talk when I went to a summer camp where I talked to and inspired young girls to follow their hearts and be themselves,” said Adams.

To be a part of Girl Talk you must meet the following official criteria:

You must have a Desire to Inspire.

You must be in Good Standing with Lakewood Ranch High School.

You must attend at least two meetings per month. Meeting will take place at Nolan Middle School on Thursday afternoons from 3:15-5 p.m.

You must complete at least 10 hours of community service.

Anyone interested in joining Girl Talk should go to LRHS early childhood education teacher Elaine Bowling’s room (619) to get a registration form.