LISTEN: A conversation with Principal Dustin Dahlquist

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Principal Dustin Dahlquist shares with Mustangs Ahead podcast editor Chloe Nelson his impressions of the school now and for the future. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our Twitter @LRHSNews1, Instagram @mustangs_ahead, and follow the Mustangs Ahead Podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud.

LRHS Parent Association looks to continue school support

Peter Fisichella – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – In the first week of May, the LRHS Parent Association (PA) hosted lunches in the teachers lounge to acknowledge the teachers’ and staffs’ hard work during the school year. They were treated to themed lunches every day, including Italian and tropical. It was just one of the…

Summer no vacation from TV for Mustangs

Lindsey Limbach – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Summer isn’t the only season in Mustangs’ future. New seasons of beloved TV shows are coming to tv screens far and wide, depending on the viewing platforms. Platforms releasing new shows and new seasons of favorite shows include Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime, etc. According to a…

Summer means pointing efforts in a different direction

Lindsey Limbach – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Summer is just around the corner for the students here at LRHS and elsewhere. As they get closer to exams, students can find themselves counting down the days until the break. Summer break means no school for months, no homework, etc. But what else does that mean…

Mustangs get new girls golf coach

Olivia Benson – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Lakewood Ranch High School has a new girls golf coach for the 2019-2020 school year. Mick Koczersut, the girls weightlifting coach, will now also be taking on the role of golf coach. Koczersut will not be available everyday this summer, but he can be contacted easily…

No time to stand still: Track runners prepare for cross-country season

Gavin Laielli – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS track and field season is done.  That means summer is around the corner with cross-country training. Mustangs head distance coach Kristin Wikstrom looks forward to the summer. “With summer around the corner, we have many eager athletes who are ready to begin training for…

Senior leaders announced for 2019-20

Emma Braunstein – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS class of 2019 has graduated and are off to their futures.  That means a new Senior Advisory Board (SAB) for 2019-20.   Senior class adviser and math teacher Ann Fleury said plans the privileges, makes the hoodies, collects the senior fees and helps with graduation…

Softball team focuses on season of success, not day of disappointment

Madison Cartano – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Friday May 24, the LRHS softball team lost 3-0 to Winter Springs in the class 8A state final. The game featured two nationally ranked, undefeated teams at the Jackie Robinson Training Center at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. After finishing 6-0 in the district the Mustangs…

Summer means season of songs

Hayes DuJardin – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As summer grows closer and closer, people are likely beginning to prepare their summer playlists. Be it sitting on the beach, grilling out with friends, or riding around with the windows down, summer is a time for music. Certain songs just carry more of a summer…

Dance team preparing for 2019-20

Madison Cartano – Mustang Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Silver Stars Dance Team has already been hard at work for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The team held auditions April 3-5 and now have a “Spirit Squad” consisting of 20 girls, and a competition team with 12 girls. Incoming freshman Sarah Workman said,” I can’t…

New SGA members announced

Mustangs Ahead– Ally Ellis (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) –  The LRHS Student Government Association (SGA) has introduced its members for the 2019-20 school year.  The candidates were chosen following an interview and selection process. The first meeting of the 2019-2020 SGA staff took place Friday, May 17, after school in SGA adviser and exceptional student education…

Boys basketball already preparing for next season

Jenelle Bayor– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS boys basketball team had a great season this year, making it to the State Championship game in Lakeland. The Mustangs ended up finishing second in the state, losing to Blanche Ely High School. A month after the final game of the season, the boys are…