District releases Hurricane Dorian update

The following announcement was released by Manatee School District Officials Saturday – Manatee County Emergency Management officials are announcing this afternoon that they are “de-escalating” the Emergency Operations Center due to forecasts that call for Hurricane Dorian to have a minimal impact on our area. They are asking local residents to continue to keep a…

TSA welcomes all student interests

Mackenzie Hopkins – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Monday, Aug. 26 Lakewood’s Technology Student Association (TSA) held its first meeting for the 2019-2020 school year. TSA is a competitive, student run organization that competes in various events at the regional, state, and national levels. At the meeting, the club’s officers gave a presentation…

Mustang golfers take to the links

Corinne Kasten – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Girls and Boys golf teams tee off with their first competitions of the school year. Both teams competed in the annual Mustang Cup last Wednesday at the Heritage Harbor Golf Course. Both teams competed in a two-person scramble with a match play format; the girls…

Science a life-long love for new teacher

Phoebe Duval – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Mustangs welcome new environment science teacher Marisa Naciuk to LRHS. “The main reason I chose to be a teacher was that I had a science teacher that inspired me to choose that path,” Naciuk said. “I also love talking to people and teaching people about science.” Previously, Naciuk…

Astronomy Club offers Mustangs “space” to explore

Lucas Scott – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This year, Mustangs have the opportunity to see the skies in a new light with the school’s Astronomy Club. The club’s first meeting of the year is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 4 and will take place in Biology teacher Elizabeth Coody’s room, 618. The club will meet…

Riggins’ role grows at LRHS

Ally Ellis – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Former LRHS student and current Early Childhood Education (ECE) teacher Delany Riggins has decided to take over as new Student Government Association (SGA) adviser. This will be Riggins’ second year teaching at the Ranch, but first as SGA adviser. “When I heard (former SGA adviser Heather) Kasper was leaving the spot…

Mustangs claim first football victory in two years

Mackenzie Hopkins – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Thursday night the varsity Mustangs football team secured their first victory of the season.  In fact, it was the Mustangs’ first win after an 0-10 season in 2018. The Mustangs beat Lemon Bay High School 19-9 at Veterans Stadium. This was the first game of the…

Mustangs Ahead weekly podcast – Aug. 30

Lakewood Ranch High School welcomes students from across the globe. This week’s podcast focuses on these international students. 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.

Global LRHS clubs join forces

Lexi Tibbetts – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Lakewood Ranch High School United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Club is joining forces with another LRHS UN club, Girl Up. “We are able to raise money for children around the world in need. We get to help others in need which is the…

Finck brings financial background to class

Isabella Estrada– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS students and staff welcome new math teacher Rennie Finck. Finck went to college at Highpoint University in North Carolina. After only a year, she moved back down to Florida to continue her studies at University of South Florida. After earning her degree in Finance and Marketing and…

Volleyball looks to bounce back after Venice loss

Anabelle Lam – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS’ freshman, JV, and varsity volleyball teams all fought hard Tuesday but in the end all fell to last year regional champions, Venice High. The night started at home with the freshman winning the first set, 25-9, but losing the last 2 and falling 2-1. JV…