Uncertain about the future? You’re not alone

Emily Hall – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- A common question adults have been asking students since elementary school is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Many Mustangs still don’t know the answer to that question. “A lot of people have asked me what college I’m going to go to, what…

Mustangs can overcome “Third Quarter Slump”

ErinElizabeth Purcell – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The third quarter slump is the term used to describe the point in the school year when student anxiety levels can rise, and motivation begins to sag. It’s very easy to fall victim to the third quarter slump because it’s the busiest time of the school…

Girls advance into soccer districts

Corinne Kasten – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS girls varsity soccer team continues to succeed in districts as they head toward the regional playoffs. The Mustangs played their district final Thursday away against Hillsborough Newsome High School. The girls fought hard until the last second of the high intensity game, but lost…

LISTEN – Mustangs Ahead podcast – Jan. 31

This week Florida State University was the latest college to release its admissions list.  Click here to listen as Mustangs discuss their college hopes and dreams. 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.  

Mustangs donate blood for 200

Peter Fisichella– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last week LRHS’s third blood drive of the year was a success. Blood drive committee adviser and keyboard teacher Rebekah Lester said, “A total of 67 people donated blood, this will save 201 lives!” Lester continued to praise the students who donated. “It is amazing,” Lester continued. …

Seat belt safety a legacy of lost Mustangs

Phoebe Duval – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Buckle Up 4 BSwag and Bubba Association (BUBBA) is a non-profit organization that promotes seatbelt safety. It was created after two LRHS students, Brett Wagner and Josh Rogers, died in a car accident in 2011. Their parents believed this tragedy could have been prevented had they…

Ranch reflection – Foster families share a special kind of love

Savannah Else – Special to Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Imagine having a different brother or sister every year. For me, this is a reality. One evening, right after my 11th birthday, my parents told me that things were about to change. Three days later we received our first foster child. Since my parents…

Mustangs hear from prominent leaders

Carson Manning– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- A group of LRHS seniors will be attending the prestigious 2020 Ringling Town Hall Lecture Series at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Jan. 27 – Apr. 7. The seniors attending have been handpicked by their Advanced Placement (AP) Government and Economics teachers. Different speakers that will be…

“Gifted” not always a positive experience

Cameron Perry and Anabelle Lam – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Being gifted can be a positive thing for students. It often means that Mustangs are more “academically advanced” or just different from their peers. Frequently, students labeled gifted are put into special programs to help challenge their gifted minds. At LRHS Amie Poole…

Students for Safety seeks adviser

Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS teacher Kathleen Soles left LRHS to move to Colorado with the end of the first semester. She was more than just a classroom teacher.  She also served as adviser for LRHS clubs Students for Safety, among Girl Up and UNICEF. Girl Up and UNICEF both have…

LRHS rifle teams finish third

Adina Mayo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Thursday Jan. 16 LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Rifle team competed in their third match of the season at Manatee High School. Both the A and B teams placed third overall. Delta company platoon sergeant junior Bailey Howell  participated on the A team. ”My…

2020 LRHS baseball roster announced

Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This year’s LRHS baseball tryouts have concluded. The players went through a three-day tryout from Jan. 20-22. This gave the coaches enough time to evaluate each players’ skills and strengths. After the second day of tryouts, the first cuts were posted. On Wednesday, the players…