Orientation welcomes incoming Mustangs

Manoela Dos Santos – Mustangs Ahead Senior Editor

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Over 1,000 incoming LRHS Mustangs and their families gathered for the annual freshman orientation at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

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LRHS mascot “Klumpy” energizes the orientation crowd.

The orientation kicked off with a presentation from LRHS administrators in the auditorium. Speeches were given by Principal Dustin Dahlquist and assistant principals Mike Staker, Valencia Lowen, Jillian Bieber and Jeannie Galindo, letting the incoming freshman know what will expected of them during their time at the Ranch.

Dahlquist urged the incoming Mustangs to support all aspect of campus life.

“Come out to a football game or other sporting event,” he said.  “Come support our drama department.  You’d pay big money in New York to see the kind of talent we have here at LRHS.”

Athletic director Kent Ringquist also discussed the opportunities to get involved with LRHS athletics and how to stay involved in the school.

After the presentations, incoming freshmen were able to explore the many ways they could get involved through the club booths in the cafeteria.

Parent Tracy Woodin was excited to see the large variety of clubs LRHS has to offer.

“I’m looking forward to all the activities that my son will be able to take part in high school,” shared Woodin.

Many freshmen who attended the orientation are already looking forward to their time at the Ranch.

Freshman Greyson Tyson is excited for the sports at LRHS, “Though finding my classes is going to be stressful at first, I’m excited for the sports programs on campus.”

Freshman Chris Ducharme is ready to hit the ground running, “I feel confident about the school year and I am excited to start marching band.”

The first day of school is Aug. 12. For more information on homeroom locations, the student ID policy, dress code, and much more, check out the LRHS website.

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