Reva Gandhi– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS opened in 1998 and now welcomes a second-generation of Mustangs to campus.
The first class of senior Mustangs graduated in May 2001. Now, the Ranch has multiple second-generation Mustangs.
Junior Spencer Tueton is a second-generation Mustang. His mother, Lindsay Tueton, was an LRHS student.
Tueton said, “I was excited to come to the Ranch as I knew it was a really good school and that my mother enjoyed her time here.”
Junior Antonia Boyd is the daughter of LRHS alumni Jennifer Boyd. Jennifer Boyd graduated in the Class of 2005 and was a part of the Marching Band.
Both Jennifer and Antonia took chemistry teacher Tammy Harper’s Chemistry class in their sophomore year.
Jennifer stated, “One of my fondest memories at the Ranch was Harper’s chemistry class. She made her classroom feel welcoming and fun, even though chemistry was not my best subject.”
Harper has worked at the Ranch for over 20 years and has touched the lives of many Mustangs.
Harper said, “I really enjoyed teaching Jennifer and Antonia. It was really interesting seeing multiple generations of Mustangs.”
Jennifer left the Ranch in 2005 while it was still known for being a “new” school in the district. Like then, LRHS is one of the top-rated high schools in Manatee County.
Antonia said, “I was pleasantly surprised that there are so many teachers that are genuinely willing to work with me in the classes I’ve struggled with.”
Jennifer claimed, “Educational opportunities have improved immensely since I was at the Ranch because they now offer a larger variety of classes.”