2018 cheerleaders
The 2018-19 LRHS cheerleaders celebrate school spirit

Ally Ellis – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As the 2018-19 schoolyear is flying by, the Mustang senior cheerleaders experienced their last bittersweet Homecoming game last Friday.

“Cheering at my last Homecoming game was bittersweet because every year that is one of the games that I look forward to the most, although I am glad that it was so memorable,” said three-year cheerleader, senior Renée Ashby.

Ashby added, “The Homecoming traditions that I am going to miss the most are definitely watching the Homecoming court walk across the field, the hot dog eating contest, and the fact that we have a mini pep rally each year during all the lunches.”

Along with Ashby, many other senior cheerleaders had something to say about their sweet but sad last Homecoming game experience.

Four-year cheerleader, senior Denver Romano said, “The homecoming game is my favorite each year because the stands are filled with parents, students and tons of school spirit. I will miss pre-game and the band along with learning new material for the dances we do and getting ready as a team.”

This year, senior and full-time State College of Florida (SCF) student Monica Shaww decided to join the LRHS cheer team for the first timer.

Shaww said, “Even though this was my first year ever being a cheerleader, I could not even imagine not doing this next year. The homecoming game was so exciting for me. I cannot even explain how much I will miss my team next year”

Lastly, another four-year cheerleader, senior Annabelle Peck talked about her final homecoming game experience.

“It is so sad knowing after four years, that I will never be able to do this again,” she said. “There are so many fans who come out and so much energy during this game. During this last game and throughout all my years, I will miss being part of such a big school event while making great memories.”

Although the girls are sad to see their last Homecoming game go, they are excited to cheer the rest of the football, basketball, and competition seasons.

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