LRHS club offers exam stress tips

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With midterms rapidly approaching, LRHS’ Youth in Action club (YIA) has put together a guide to help Mustangs “conquer” exam week. Each member helped write a few tips in a pamphlet, such as study tips and ways to de-stress. It is split into 3 sections: Helpful Study…

LISTEN – Mustangs Ahead December podcast – Final exams

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN! Exams are a key part to any school year. It can be an important time for teachers, students and administrators. This year, ongoing COVID-related health concerns have added additional complications and concerns to exam week. The “Mustangs Ahead” podcast team examines these challenges from a variety of perspectives in this report….

College Board offers scholarship advice

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Tuesday, Dec. 15, College Board will be hosting an informational webinar to help LRHS Mustangs and families learn about opportunity scholarships for juniors and seniors. The webinar is titled, “Steps to Plan, Prepare and Pay for College: How Students Become Eligible for College Board Opportunity…

Mustang wrestlers record win at Lemon Bay

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 but the third round. First-year wrestler, 126-pound freshman Tucker Rodriguez. pinned his opponent from…

Exam week 2020 features twists

Tess Lippincott – Special to Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS will have semester one exams Dec. 15 – 18, but exam week will look different compared to previous years. “One of the biggest changes is both hybrid A and hybrid B Mustangs will be attending school (from 7:30 am – 2:25 pm) together…

LRHS Corral garden producing

Mustangs Ahead – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS agriculture program is getting their Corral Community Garden up and running. Although the community will not be allowed inside because of Covid-19 regulations, home grown, fresh produce is available for all Mustangs. The produce is free, although donations to the agriculture program are greatly…

LRHS wins volunteering awards

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS received the Florida State Golden and Silver School Awards. The awards are presented to recognize exceptional schools which promote parent and community engagement in education. The awards are a culmination of support and hours of work from the LRHS community, including those from parents, staff,…

Student activity essential despite pandemic

Cassidy McLellan and Morgan McCabe- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Even with COVID-19 affecting schedules and attendance, being involved in school activities is still important. Not only can being involved help distract Mustangs from the pandemic, but it can also help them work towards credits and extracurricular activities for college admission. The school offers…

Ranch reflections – LRHS senior offers tips to navigating college admissions

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 the efforts of a”Mustangs Ahead” senior as she navigates college planning . Marissa Briggs– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With endless amounts…

Mustangs ranked among state’s best in girls basketball

Mustangs Ahead- Jenelle Bayor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS girls varsity basketball is currently ranked sixth in Florida and 40th in the nation according to MaxPreps. Junior Kaylee Kehler said, “I would say that our season is going great. We are playing as a team, improving every game, and having fun on the court.” The…

Seniors urged to start scholarship applications

“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 seniors. Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) — As first semester ends, LRHS seniors are advised to start applying for scholarships. Mustangs can qualify…

Picture day means class swap

Morgan McCabe- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – All Mustangs are reminded that picture day will be taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 8 and Thursday, Dec. 10. First and second period classes will be switched on these days (Tuesday and Thursday) to accommodate the pictures taking place. Second period teachers will distribute identification cards for…