Student art featured in silent auction

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Manatee Arts Education Council on Monday, March 29, will take part in an online silent auction through the 32Auctions wesbite. The site includes a preview of the student artwork, explanations of media used, artists’ statements, and bid information. Artwork by various Mustangs will be auctioned…

Libraries offer Mustangs new services

Reva Gandhi – Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch, FL) – Libraries are no longer just for housing for dusty books and forgotten shelves, they have adapted to become central gathering places for communities. The LRHS library has recently undergone several renovations to keep up with the times. For example, a new section for Manga Books has…

Mustang seniors should note financial aid deadlines

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The deadline for LRHS seniors to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is approaching. The final day to submit the FAFSA form is at 11:59 p.m., on June 30. Mustangs are encouraged to submit their financial aid form as soon as possible to…

Freshmen reflect on COVID-dominated first high school year

Tess Lippincott – Special to Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- COVID-19 has changed and heavily affected the 2020-2021 school year, especially for freshman Mustangs. Freshmen started their high school careers as a worldwide pandemic cancelled and restricted everything they do.  As a result many freshmen believe that they are not experiencing the true high school…

Winter guard succeeds in competition

Emma Tullio-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Winter Guard team placed second March 20 at the Virtual Regional Competition. The Winter Guard team was able to finish with an impressive score of 75.10 out of 100. The theme of their show this year is “The Secret Agent”, which was chosen by director and LRHS…

Baseball looks to build on success

Zach Fenimore-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS boys varsity baseball team has a record of 7-5 and looks to start their second half of the season, coming out strong after spring break. After an 8-1 win against Sarasota Riverview High School, the Mustangs want to continue that momentum. Senior pitcher and outfielder Tyson Meyer…

Mustang juniors tackle SATs

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Wednesday, March 24, the LRHS junior class took a free SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). According to Wikipedia, “The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.” Many juniors reflected on their experience after the test was completed. Ashlie Langlois…

Peer tutoring now available in multiple forms, offers volunteers scholarships

Reva Gandhi and Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS peer tutoring is continuing drop-in sessions and tutoring by appointment. Drop-in sessions occur in person and virtually. Virtual peer-tutoring takes place at 4 p.m. every Monday through Schoology Conferences. Mustangs can access the Schoology group with the code DTP8-NMRN-K4TMR. However, in-person tutoring…

Mustang 2021-22 cheerleaders chosen

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS cheerleaders for the 2021-2022 season have officially been chosen. On Thursday, March 11, over 80 Mustangs tried out for junior varsity (JV) and varsity teams. Of the 80 Mustangs who tried out 28 made JV and 30 made varsity. Varsity will be cheering at the…

Marie Curie made major contributions to science

National Women’s History Month started March 1 and will continue until March 31. The month is dedicated to recognizing the contributions that women who made history.  “Mustangs Ahead” would like to recognize women who have made a huge impact on today’s society. Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-  One woman from the past worthy…