Ranch reflections – College level courses are a high school opportunity

  Julia Drymon– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS offers several programs to accelerate student learning into the college level. One of those programs is dual enrollment provided through the State College of Florida – Manatee/Sarasota (SCF). I have taken the Dual Enrollment (DE) English and History classes, and I will be taking College Algebra…

Mustangs look back on childhood fun

Madison Cartano – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As the holidays approach, many childhood memories of gifts from the past are flooding back to Mustangs. Many students at LRHS remember toys that they loved from their childhood. What was your favorite childhood toy?  Take our poll! Junior Brooke Martin said that she misses the Wii…

“Sandy Hook Promise” seeks safer student environment

Chloe Nelson – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The school board in Manatee County has coordinated with a non-profit organization called the “Sandy Hook Promise”to create a bond between the student body and the school to make students feel more connected. The organization was founded by parents who lost children in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting…

JROTC orienteers toward success

Christian Marrero – Mustangs ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ (JROTC) Orienteering Team hosted a race this weekend at Lake Manatee State Park. Over 50 LRHS cadets competed against 240 other cadets from around the state, taking first place overall as a team. According to Orienteering USA, “Orienteering is a…