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…