HTPreps reschedules high school athletes award show

Brooke Mantone – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Due to COVID 19, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune is changing its annual Best of HT Preps Sports Awards Show from a physical event initially scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, to a broadcast show at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18.  The show will honor several Mustangs, including boys…

SADD welcomes new officers for new year

  Erica Kennedy– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As the 2019-2020 school year is coming to an end, LRHS Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) has announced the elected officers for the upcoming year. The new officers are listed below – President – Gianna Miles Vice-President/President-Elect – Samantha Greenfield Secretary – Kaitlyn Smith Treasurer – Kaitlyn Case…

Pandemic creates new interest in science

William Flood – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As COVID-19 became widespread so does the scientific effort to try to contain and treat it. As a result, there has been a new focus on science in the news and social media, causing more people to be aware of the influence science has on our…

2019-20 ends with awards for Mustang athlete, coaches

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Several Mustangs are finishing out 2019-20 with end-of-year athletic awards.   Gatorade has named senior Avery Goelz the Florida Softball Player of the Year.  In the abbreviated 2020 season, Goelz posted a .591 batting average with 13 runs batted in, 10 runs scored, seven extra-base hits and a 1.273 slugging percentage before…

Ranch reviews – “Outer Banks” worth the visit

Presley Long – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Being in quarantine for so long, though I understand its necessity, has left me bored. I am sure many are also in this predicament and so, to cure my boredom and distract me from my homework, I have decided to watch a bunch of new and popular Netflix shows.   One of my favorites is Outer Banks, a new Netflix…

Transcript requests available online

Gavin Laielli – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As the school year wraps up, LRHS seniors are reminded to take advantage of the opportunity to receive their final transcript before June 5. To request a final transcript, seniors must go on the LRHS website under the “Parents and Students” tab and click “Final Transcript…

LRHS juniors excited to advance as 19-20 closes

Jillian Herbst and Gaby Rosabal- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As this school year comes to an end, many LRHS juniors are acknowledging they are getting closer to their last year at LRHS. Although the rising upperclassman anticipate senior year to be the most difficult, they also believe it will be one of the most…

Testing one of eLearning’s big challenges

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fl) – As a result of eLearning many LRHS students and teachers experienced new and different ways of getting schoolwork done. One of the major differences both Mustangs and teachers experienced is test-taking. From a teacher view it is hard to create a test when they do not…

LRHS teacher inspires colleagues to fitness

Mason Ingallinera– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – To help stay active during these times of social distancing, LRHS physical education teacher Maggie Sharrer conducted a 30-day active challenge among her coworkers. The goal of this challenge was to move three miles a day for at least 30 days. “I’m so proud of our 7-person…

LRHS FFA one of Florida’s best

Gage Gongas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS’s FFA program has been chosen as a Florida FFA Premier Chapter for the 2019-2020 school year. Due to the chapter’s impressive ability to manage community partnerships, excel in financial planning and public relations, the LRHS chapter was selected for this prestigious title. LRHS Agriculture teacher and…

New mentoring program hopes to ensure cheer success

Charlize Ucciferri – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For the new 2020-2021 season, the LRHS cheerleading team has set up a mentor program with the varsity and junior varsity (JV) cheerleaders.   This program was created to help the new students on the team learn cheers and dances they must perform at football games.   LRHS cheer coach and teacher’s aide Sherri Haber said, “I wanted to have this in place to help…

LRHS orchestra students make necessary adjustments for shutdown

Angelina Ortiz – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Orchestra program found creative, online ways to keep students involved in music while at home throughout this uncertain time. Unfortunately, the program’s annual springtime events, including State Music Performance Assessments (MPAs), Fine Arts Night, and their Finale Concert were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak….