Olivia Ryan – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For many Mustangs, turning 16 is a pivotal point in Mustangs’ teenage years.
Since 16 often marks the earliest stage of adulthood, many girls will throw their own sweet 16 party in celebration.
The coming-of-age party typically celebrates with friends or family the end of childhood.
Senior Addyson Bruneman said, “To me, turning 16 meant I was able to drive. It is a huge milestone that makes you feel like you can do anything.”
Driving is the skill that many 16-year-olds are eager to master.
This age also comes with many responsibilities, such as making choices that will affect the future. Teenagers turning 16 also consider getting a job.
Another important choice that teenagers must face includes college. At 16, students must start preparing for or at least thinking about a career.
Senior Sophia Colombo said, “Turning 16 is a big milestone in a teenager’s life. Personally, turning 16 gave me much more freedom and independence.”