Community volunteers report to new office

Emily Brandt – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS has changed the location where Mustangs can drop off community service hour forms. If any student has community service hour forms they need to turn in, these forms need to be dropped off before or after school in the front office, located near the flagpoles…

Mustangs React – Thanksgiving plans

Gracie Coyne and Maddie Forman – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This week Mustangs were asked “What are you doing over Thanksgiving break?” Thanksgiving this year is on Thursday Nov. 28. Junior Zack Goughenour said, “For Thanksgiving this year, I am going to visit my family in Missouri. I enjoy visiting them because I…

Mustang runners won’t break for Thanksgiving

Anna Stock -Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For many students, Thanksgiving break is a time to relax, but for four LRHS cross country runners, it’s a chance to race at Footlocker South Regionals in Charlotte, North Carolina. Varsity cross-country runners Mason Ingallinera, Aurora Melzar, Emma Paliotta and Conner Chapman will participate at Footlocker on Saturday,…

Mustangs among nation’s top softball players

Rachel Monroe-Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch FL.)- Five LRHS softball standouts have been named in the top 100 in the nation’s 2020 recruiting class. The ExtraInnings class of 2020 extra elite 100 rankings were released at the end of October. The FloSoftball “Hot 100” rankings were released at the beginning of November. Avery Goelz is a…

LRHS food drive a success

Schuyler Young– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With Thanksgiving and the holidays on the way, LRHS held a food drive to assist those who are less fortunate. The canned food drive is held anually, but this turned out to be the most successful year to date. The drive concluded with 4,863 donated cans of food,…

LRHS orchestra opens performance season

Angelina Ortiz – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Orchestra program hosted its annual fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 21 in the auditorium to showcase for the first time this year the work of all orchestra students. The fall concert featured performances from students of all grade levels in Symphonic Orchestra, Concert Orchestra and…

Listen – Mustangs Ahead podcast – Nov. 22

From food drive to “Black Friday” shopping, Mustangs get ready for the Thanksgiving holiday. 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.

Band marching for possible semi-final spot

  Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Marching Mustangs Band is competing in their final competition of the year Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Florida Marching Band Championships (FMBC) in Orlando, FL. If the band places in the top five places for their 4A level they will move from semifinals to the…

Young life attracts Mustang interest

Joey Cotton – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Young Life is a Christian youth organization for teenagers hoping to further their connection with God and have fun while doing so, and is growing in popularity at LRHS . Young life was founded in the early 1930’s by Clara Frescher, who gathered a group of…

Unified Club helps Special Olympians step up

Cameron Perry– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Unified Club has been volunteering at the Special Olympics monthly dances. These dances are held monthly by the Special Olympics at Sarasota’s Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. Special Olympics holds these dances so members with disabilities can meet with their friends and interact with others….

LRHS hosts year’s second blood drive

Austin Chapman – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Thursday LRHS hosted its second blood drive of the school year Thursday.   Blood drive committee members expected somewhere between 75 and 80 donors. While the number of sign ups was down form past years there were still plenty of volunteers who were proud with there donations. “I…

Visiting pianist inspires Mustangs

Csenge Csicsek – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- New York Pianist Matthew Graybil performed for Mustangs from 1:45-2:45 p.m. on Wednesday in the LRHS auditorium. He performed musical pieces by Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, and Fryderyk Chopin for the arts students. Graybil was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and started playing and studying classical piano pieces…