LRHS drama students convert everyday items into costumes

 Emma Braunstein– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH FL)- Character is defined by the mental and moral qualities of an individual.  The LRHS Design and Costume class this semester created a complete character and personality out of an inanimate object. Student were given three days to complete a full sketch of the character created. Some of the…

University a luctative option for seniors

This is the third in a series of stories covering the options facing members of the Class of 2020 who want to further their educations after LRHS. Julia Hatton – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – People often say college is too expensive. You also hear a lot of college students complaining about student loans….

New math teacher quits retirement for LRHS

Joey Cotton – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Steven Shamblen is a new LRHS College Readiness and Geometry teacher. Shamblen has always been a teacher, but his is in his fourth-year teaching in Florida.  He has taught in other states, such as North Carolina and Ohio previously. Shamblen left retirement to begin teaching at…

Ranch Reflections – Senior glad she worked through challenges

Ranch Reflections are articles written by students who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for students to branch out beyond traditional news stories.  This edition features senior Hiral Patel’s experiences at a relative’s military graduation. Gabbi Tomaselli – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As a senior in…

First Florida winter an adjustment for some Mustangs

Lucas Scott – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For many Mustangs, the holiday season in sub-tropical Florida is different than what they are used to. Junior Alanys Suazo-Gracia is one of these Mustang and said, “Much farther north in Michigan we had some actually visible changes; we had the changes in weather such as…