NHS spreads holiday cheer

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS National Honors Society (NHS) worked to bring joy to those who cannot see their family during the holiday season. Individual NHS members created or bought 5-20 holiday cards to spread happiness and to give thanks to those around the community who have helped during the…

Mustangs for Kids donating books for kids

Margarita Lopez– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) –  The LRHS Mustangs for Kids club is collecting books for the children at Shriners hospital this Christmas. “This was actually my idea,” said club president junior Erin Elizabeth Purcell.  “I learned that the free books in the library were to be thrown away if they weren’t taken…

Early student release goes paperless

Mariska VanLinder- Mustangs Ahead Staff Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS parents have a new procedure to take their student out of school early. LRHS has created a new Early Release Form in an effort to go paperless. The Early Release Form can be found on the school’s website under the “Parents” tab. Parents can fill…

Esport Mustangs advance to quarterfinals

Reva Gandhi– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS Varsity eSports team has made it to the Play VS region quarterfinals. This is esports varsity “A” team’s first year competing. Currently, they rank eight out of over 400 teams across the Eastern United States playing the video game “Rocket League.” The Mustangs are scheduled to play…

HOSA students raise AIDS awareness

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS HOSA, a club for future health professionals, kicked off their HIV/AIDS December awareness prevention program at their monthly meeting in a 5 p.m., Dec. 10 Schoology conferences. For the entire month, the LRHS HOSA FHP chapter will focus on highlighting the HIV/AIDS pandemic’s fifth active…

Mustang wrestlers off to solid start

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustang wrestling team placed second out of 17 teams at the Lemon Bay Duals on Sunday, Dec. 6. The dual consisted of five rounds in total with the Ranch winning all except the third round. Fifteen Mustang wrestlers competed in the Lemon Bay Duals. Wrestling…

Virtual tours can help Mustangs choose colleges

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As LRHS seniors approach graduation, some continue to search for the right college. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, however, many Mustangs’ plans have become less certain. While colleges face campus closures, many are beginning to offer virtual tour options to entice students. Stay updated on important…

Flag football means college opportunities for senior

Olivia Ellis – Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch, FL)- LRHS senior Shivanie Ghansiam has earned a scholarship from the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Ghansiam has been an athlete her whole life; she has played flag football all four years of high school and played two years of JV tackle football here at the Ranch.  Ghansiam plans…

Former Mustang published in New York Times

Emma Tullio – Special to Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Alum Markella Wager was recently published in the New York Times. Her piece was a part of an ongoing column called “Tiny Love Story” and is just 100 words. Tiny Love Story was the first work Wagner submitted to The New York Times,…

Mustang esports wins first playoff game

Mariska VanLinder – Mustangs Ahead Staff Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS’s Esports team won their first round of the Play VS Rocket League playoffs. They won 4-0 against May River High School in Lufkin, South Carolina on Dec. 12. “Our team won their first match on Saturday and will be playing every day next…

Freshmen reminded all years count

“Mustangs Ahead” will be posting a series of stories on how Mustangs of all grade levels can prepare for their futures outside of LRHS. This article applies to LRHS freshman. Morgan McCabe- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Mustangs have plenty of resources to help prepare them for college. However, many freshmen may not realize that…