LRHS juniors experience Advance Placement courtroom drama

Peter Fisichella– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Juniors and Seniors at LRHS are getting a chance to prove their skills in a court like experience. AP English Composition is having students participate in a simulated court case where six teams must advocate for a different candidate to receive a heart transplant. AP English Composition and…

AP Psychology students get first hand parent training

Emily Brandt – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – From Jan. 27 to Feb. 3, LRHS Advanced Placement (AP) psychology Heather Selen’s students made and carried sock babies around school. This activity was intended to teach the students about the infancy and childhood stage of life. The students were instructed to make a certificate for…

Flag football roster announced

Mackenzie Hopkins – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last week the LRHS flag football team held tryouts for the 2020 season. Tryouts began Feb. 10 and concluded on Feb. 12. The team has already begun practicing as of last week and will participate in their first preseason game on Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Tampa…

Girls lacrosse opens with 17-5 win

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS girls’ varsity lacrosse team has officially begun their season with a home field win against the Sarasota Sailors. Going home with a score of 17-5, the girls reflected on the intense night. “Yeah it was great to be back on the field! We did really…

Orienteering teams take top prizes

Adina Mayo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Saturday, Feb. 15, the LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Orienteering team competed in a race at T. Mabry Carlton Reserve in Venice, FL. Orienteering is a cross country-type competition in which the runners use maps and compasses to find demarcated points in a specified…

Orchestra hits all high notes at MPAs

Angelina Ortiz – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Camerata Orchestra dominated at the Florida Orchestra Association (FOA) District 11 Concert Music Performance Assessment (MPA) on Feb. 20 at Braden River High School (BRHS). The honors ensemble earned Superior ratings for their stage performance, sight reading performance and student conducting performance. They qualified to…

Mustang boys exit playoffs in regional quarters

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustangs boys basketball team lost in the regional quarter finals on Feb.19. The Mustangs have played in every regional tournament for the last five years. Wharton High School beat the Mustangs 54-31. Junior Blake Wood said, “Although we dealt with a lot of adversity throughout…