MustAng Capella now really has “class”

Caitlin Grayson – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The 2016-17 school year is full of new classes this year including the new a capella class.

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Members of MusAng Capella practice

“So far the class is going great, we already have a collaboration set up with TV Production to do a commercial for Lakewood Live,” said MustAng Capella director Giselle Panagiotakis.

“Having 90 minute blocks will do unimaginable things with the future of MustAng Capella. Having more time will allow us to accomplish more and get out in the community,” Panagiotakis said.  “I expect us to receive superiors at districts and go to states again. I’m also expecting to perform more out in the community and within the school to not only promote a Capella, but all other choirs offered here at LRHS.”

Senior Kyle Fritz said, “I think that a Capella being a class can now help us get in the practice we need instead of staying an hour after school twice a week like last year.”

Sophomore Julia Gennocro said, “I am so ecstatic that a Capella is now a class. We are able to work hard every class toward our goal of keeping our superior title.”

Mustangs cross country starts out fast

Justin Conway – Mustangs ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Saturday Aug. 27, 2016 the LRHS cross country team went to the Jim Ryun season opener in Lakeland FL. The event was hosted by Lakeland Christian School.

The boys varsity team placed second place out of 50 teams. The girls varsity placed fourth out of 51 teams. The boys JV team placed third out of 51 teams and girls JV team placed second out of 47 teams.

Mustang cross country coach Bryan Thomas said, “The entire Mustang cross country program did a great job in their first meet of the season.”

LRHS FFA lends “Muscles for Mussels”

Taylor Butler – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This past Saturday, 17 LRHS FFA members took place in an environmental cleanup, “Muscles for Mussels,” at Bradenton’s Robinson Preserve.

LRHS agriscience teacher and FFA advisor Janyel Taylor said, “The main goal was to take bags and lay them so oysters can attach themselves to the bag and filter the water, keeping the environment clean.”

Taylor also boasted about the number of volunteers who signed up.

“Out of 21 students signed up, we had a total of 17 show up and help out,” said Taylor.

Anyone who would like to learn more about FFA should see Taylor in portable 914.

Poetry Club turning a new page in 2016

Samantha Marino – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Poetry Club has revived under the leadership of sophomore Jess Rines.

“I want to start the club again and get more people together to form a community free to share their ideas,” Rines said.

After consulting with the Poetry Club adviser and LRHS English teacher Terri Grimes, Rines decided to continue having meetings after school on Mondays.

The first official club meeting date of the year has not been determined.