LRHS community meets Principal finalists

Dee Evans – Mustangs Ahead Senior Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Dec. 12, LRHS hosted a Principal’s Forum to allow the three principal finalists a chance to meet both the community and faculty at the Ranch. The finalists introduced themselves, discussed their plans and priorities for the school, and then answered questions the audience had….

Silver Stars raise needed funds for national dance competition

Csenge Csicsek and Jenna Hernandez – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With the Universal Dance Association (UDA) national competition coming up, fundraisers are a good way to support the LRHS Silver Stars Dance Team. On Monday Dec. 10 there was a fundraiser at Culver’s from 5 – 8 p.m. and 10% of sales went to the dance team.   Silver Star Toni…

Mustangs debate – snow or sand for the holidays?

Ally Ellis – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Recently, an informal poll was taken of Mustangs of different grade levels. The question asked was “Would you rather spend Christmas in the snow or on the beach?” As votes quickly came in, the popularity between spending it on the beach or in the snow went back in…

Mustang cheerleaders qualify for national competition

Tamara Sinn – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last weekend, the LRHS cheer program competed in Tampa, Florida at the Central Florida Regional cheer competition. The junior varsity (JV) and varsity teams both competed at regionals. Varsity had one deduction but finished in the top five and earned a bid for nationals. JV also placed…

Mustangs start boys district season with a win

Brady Roberts – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Tuesday night the LRHS boys varsity basketball team beat the Venice Indians in their first district matchup of the season. The game was played at Venice High School, marking the boys’ second road game of the season. After the 74-60-win, the Mustangs currently stand 2-0 on…

Sophomore swimmers navigate challenging waters

Shea Murphy– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS’s swim team is known for many things; swimming races, going to States, having top times and, for some members, outstanding grade-point-averages (GPAs). It can be very strenuous to balance a hard course load, school activities, volunteering, and exceling in athletics. However, sophomores Alondra Casteneda and Jessica Thompson…