Mustangs juggle exams with holiday cheer

Ella Botko– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With midterms quickly approaching, many Mustangs are making time to study and celebrate this holiday season. Mustangs from every grade level have a different plan of what their schedules will look like over these next few weeks. “It’s hard to make time to celebrate because of exams,”…

Students sought as poll workers

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Manatee County Supervisor of Elections is accepting applications to become student poll workers for the 2020 elections. Student poll workers can earn up to $150 per election, receive an excused absence from school, gain community service hours, and can mention the experience on resumes and college…

SWAT takes aim at beach tobacco litter

Mackenzie Sisson– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Saturday, Dec.6, Mustangs in the LHRS Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) club participated in Anna Maria Island’s annual beach cleanup.  They gathered 4,224 cigarette butts, vaping cartridges, and cigars. “Tobacco can have awful effects on the environment; cigarettes can easily be eaten by birds, and the toxic chemicals can kill them,” said SWAT president junior Elise…

Girls basketball aims for success

Peter Fisichella- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-  Girls’ basketball is now into full swing at LRHS, and the team has big aspirations for the year. The team has 24 regular season games with ten of those games at home. Junior Jordan Brown said that they need the Mustangs to show out at their games. “The…

Mustang Visuals – LRHS loves sports

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS “Mustangs Ahead” would like to continue our feature column called “Mustangs Visuals.”  Students create a combination of comics, infographics, snap shots, art, and Instagram stories to portray life around the Ranch. In this editon our artist captures the excitement and traditions of LRHS athletcs.  While the images are creative, the…