Early childhood education teacher ends distinguished career

Isabella Estrada– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With the school year coming to a close, many teachers who are retiring are unable to say goodbye to their students.  That’s how the year is ending for LRHS early childhood education (ECE) teacher Elaine Bowling. “I had been planning to retire at the end of the school…

Three Mustangs earn ROTC scholarships

Adina Mayo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Every year, thousands of high school seniors compete for a National Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) college scholarship. Out of the estimated 25,000 applicants, just over 4,000 are selected each year. These scholarships are awarded based on the scholar’s merit and academic performance, not financial…

Ranch reflections – Senior editor looks back on milestones, teamwork

Ranch Reflections are articles written by students who want to share their experiences, thoughts, and concerns. This is a great opportunity for students to branch out beyond traditional news stories.  This edition features a look back by outgoing “Mustangs Ahead” senior editor Manoela Dos Santos. Manoela Dos Santos– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As the 2019-2020 school…

FCCLA looks back on successful year, despite shutdown

Marissa Briggs-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is one of the many LRHS clubs that has gone through the process of adjusting to operating during COVID-19. FCCLA has an annual State Leadership Conference (SLC) every spring, in which attendees attend workshops geared towards improving leadership, meeting new…

LRHS faculty and staff congratulate Class of 2020 via video

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS staff and faculty have compiled a video offering congratulations and best wishes to the Class of 2020. 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.