Mustang JROTC orienteering success continues

Adina Mayo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Saturday, Feb. 22, the LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Orienteering team competed at North Port High School. Orienteering is a cross country-type competition in which the runners use maps and compasses to find demarcated points in a specified area. The Mustangs placed first overall…

Mustang senior gets prestigious Academy appointment

Peter Fisichella– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – A Mustang senior has received from Florida congressmen Vern Buchanan one of the highest recommendations a student can get. Each year members of Congress nominate high school seniors for admission to the U.S. Air Force, Merchant Marine, Military and Naval academies. LRHS senior Brandon Gadeken was nominated…

Mustang vigilance urged during “Say Something” Week

Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS club Students for Safety (SFS) Club is hosting “Say Something” week, March 2-6. “Say Something Week” is sponsored by Students Against Violence Everywhere (S.A.V.E), an organization linked to the Sandy Hook Promise. The purpose of the week is to bring awareness to students and staff about…

Chorus ready for MPAs

Lexi Tibbetts – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS choir will attend their Musical Performance Assessments (MPAs) Monday, Mar. 2 at Venice High School. LRHS will have multiple choirs performing including – Mixed Choir, Mixed Womens Choir, Advanced Women’s Choir and Mens Singing Stampede. Each group is performing two songs that they have…

Cheerleaders recognize excellence at banquet

Charlize Ucciferri – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Thursday the LRHS cheerleading program finished off the season with their annual banquet at the Tara golf and country club. At the event, first-year junior varsity (JV) and varsity cheerleaders were given their letters. Junior varsity cheerleader freshman Savannah Else said, “I was so happy when…

LISTEN – Feb. 28 Mustangs Ahead podcast – Students weigh university options

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN College-bound Mustang seniors are still waiting to hear which colleges and universities have accepted their applications.  For presitigious, popular schools like the University of Florida the application process can be particularly rigorous.  This episode focuses on how students can best prepare to get into the schools of their choice.  Click to…

Mustangs Ahead visuals – Kindness Week closes

Carley Odneal– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This has been Kindness Week at LRHS. Mustangs know that even the smallest of acts can make someone’s day. This comic relates a scene from the school cafeteria, a student realizing how easy it can be to go up to someone and share a laugh or even a smile. Lakewood Ranch High wants its students to be part of a community…

Mustangs advance through district wrestling playoffs

Daniel Hernandez – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Boys’ Varsity Wrestling team went to district playoffs Saturday. The team had eight wrestlers move onto Regionals this upcoming weekend at Osceola High School.  The teams’ District Champions were Colby Keane (160 pounds) and Angelo LaFrese (220 pounds). The team also had Matt Monahan (152 pounds) finish second place and Logan Wright (113 pounds), Cam Schilson (132 pounds), Brandon Herten (145 pounds), Ranson Coons (170 pounds), and Anthony Salerno (195 pounds) all finish in fourth place in…

Mustangs are reminded of prom rules

Ella Botko -Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As prom tickets go on sale this week, Mustangs are reminded of dance requirements. In order to purchase a ticket, students will have to agree to a fourteen-point statement shown below – I understand my ticket(s) are nonrefundable and nontransferable. I understand that every attendee must have an…

LRHS animal lovers turn attention to Australia

Erica Kennedy-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Lakewood Loves Animals (LLA) is raising funds for the wildlife in Australia that has been negatively impacted by recent wildfires. The fundraiser will run through end March 3. Posters are up around the campus by LLA members to bring notice to their cause. Members bring jars to all first…

Space Force attracts student interest

William Flood-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As the world and technology becomes more advanced so does our, and consequently our government’s, dependence on it.   The military has also become reliant on satellites and high-altitude planes, rockets, surveillance technologies. President Donald Trump has decided the United States now requires a separate branch of the…

Mustang scholars face AP vs. Dual Enrolled choice

Anabelle Lam – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As Mustangs’ begin to choose classes for the 2020-21 school year, they face some big decisions. For many, this includes a big choice between Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment classes,  Both are college level acceleration programs but have key differences. AP classes are courses offered…