Dakota Wernet – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As Mustangs take steps towards graduation, many are beginning to consider what their futures look like.

Many Mustangs hope to pursue a career in the medical field.

To further these goals, LRHS offers clubs such as HOSA, Girls in White Coats, Blood Drive, Cancer Kids First, Mustangs for Kids, and more.

There are about 50 members in each medically involved club and committee.

Junior Sydney Nolin said, “I want to pursue a career path in either pediatric or family medicine…I enjoy helping others and I especially love helping children. Science and medicine have always interested me.”

College and careers adviser Carmen Purpus said, “Nearly half of the students I work with plan to enter a health-related field.”

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With about 2,500 Mustangs in total, this would mean roughly 1,250 students hope to pursue the medical field by the time the Class of 2026 graduates.

“Nursing has been the most popular choice with many students expressing they want to eventually earn the nurse practitioner degree,” Purpus continued.