French club preparing for competitions

Isabella Estrada – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS French students are already preparing to compete from March 7-9 in Congrès, an annual French competition held in Orlando. French teacher Corrine Battani is helping her students study for the competition. Battani said, “It’s a French language competition where students will compete with their speaking skills…

Scholarships are great, but they take work

Csenge Csicsek – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Many Mustangs are applying to college and starting to think about scholarships. College is expensive and receiving a scholarship can make a big impact. Scholarships help take weight off a student’s shoulders, and there are many of them out there. Mustangs can receive scholarships for a variety…

Organizer calls Big Bank theory a success

Steven Bracco – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last week, LRHS seniors in economics and U.S. government classes got the chance to experience what the “real world” is like. At the “Big Bank Theory” event, each student was assigned a “life” and they had to budget their money accordingly. Mustangs were able to learn about…

Mustangs learn wealth is possible, but probably not getting rich quick

Nolan Carpenter– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- One of the most common aspirations among Americans of all ages is to be rich. People who don’t inherit wealth have to work to reach their dreams and just because someone is ready to work doesn’t mean they’ll get a great job or make a lot of money….

LRHS@20 – Registration then and now

Amanda Hamende – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Over the 20 years LRHS has been open, there have been many changes.  Students might not realize how much LRHS has evolved from 1998 to 2018 where now we are one of the only A rated public schools in the county.  This then vs. now series will revisit the history of…

Some Mustang athletes ready for college

Jacob Pipercic – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With graduation just months away, LRHS seniors are searching for colleges to further their academic and athletic careers. While many are still searching for the right fit, some LRHS athletes have already found a home for the fall of 2019. Drew Mitts has committed to play…

Seniors sign up for career shadowing

Olivia Loop and Gabbi Tomaselli – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS seniors are required to complete a career shadowing project to graduate. Each senior needs to pick an occupation that they may be interested in pursuing after high school.  The student then needs to contact someone that industry to set up a day when they…

Mustangs look back on “amazing” blood drive

Rachel Latka – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last week LRHS hosted a successful blood drive. A total of 87 students and staff donated, saving around 261 lives. This was an amazing outcome for the blood drive committee. Blood drive committee adviser Rebekah Lester said,” That is amazing! The turnaround is that fast and the need…

Project “Daughtery” no more

Nolan Carpenter – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The annual LRHS “Project Daughtery” service event will apparently need a new name.  That’s because it won’t be at Daughtery Elementary this year. Project Daughtery is an annual event hosted by Lakewood Leaders that takes place at Daughtery Elementary. Lakewood Leaders members traveled there to put on…

UNICEF club helping destitute children

Zian Mahfuz – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) club will partner with Gilbert W. McNeal Elementary school to raise money for UNICEF. Every Halloween UNICEF holds a Trick or Treat event to raise money for the organization. They distribute boxes to children who collect money from…

Cross-country Mustangs headed to regionals

Anna Stock – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This past Saturday the girls’ and boys’ varsity cross-country teams competed in district championships at GT Bray Park. The teams competed against 10 other schools for a chance to qualify for regionals this upcoming Saturday. Only the top three qualified for regionals. The girls team placed…

Marching Mustangs earn straight superiors

Chloe Nelson – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Marching Mustangs band took home straight superiors this Saturday at the Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) Musical Performance Assessment (MPA) competition at home. They received superiors in music, visual, percussion, color guard, and general effect. This marked the third year in a row LRHS received…