2020 presents special challenges to cheerleaders

Savannah Else- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- COVID-19 has a big impact on the way LRHS cheerleaders build spirit at football games. Throughout the cheer team there seemed to be a lot of mixed feelings about their first game experience, Sept. 25 vs. Booker. Varsity cheerleader junior Kayla Morris stated, “I think all of the…

New college and career adviser settling in

Morgan Trento – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – COVID-19 and its changes brought new faculty members to the Mustangs family. One of the many additions is the new college and career adviser Ricardo Acevedo. Acevado previously worked as a test coordinator and in the admissions office at Daytona State College. Stay updated on important…

New ESE teacher is glad to be at the Ranch

Mackenzie Sisson – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- This year LRHS welcomes new teacher John Biezuns, who teaches Exceptional Student Education (ESE) classes to students with disabilities. “Even with everything going on all of the other staff members have been very supportive and I am very thankful for that. I believe the Ranch has done…

Inevitable embarrassments can be life lessons

Emily Fulda– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- At every school, students have those moments when the just want to get through the day without embarrassing themselves. However, sometimes things get in the way of that hope. Here are a few of the most embarrassing things that can happen at school. The most common may be…

Mustang senior wins humanitarian award

Morgan Trento – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS senior Ethan Spasciani received a 2020 Florida Holocaust Museum Anne Frank Humanitarian Award. According to the museum Facebook page, “This award recognizes humanitarian actions that better the lives of other individuals or a group. By ‘doing the right thing,’ our recipients hold true to the…

New French teacher adjusting to 2020 demands

Olivia Ellis– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – During this unusual return to school, LRHS welcomed many new teachers to the Mustangs family. This includes the school’s only French teacher, Louis Henry. Henry will not only be responsible for teaching French this year but math as well. He has been a teacher for more than…

COVID makes high school adjustment especially tough

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – COVID-19 has forced a lot of changes at LRHS, and while it’s been hard on everyone, freshmen are trying to adjust to the challenges of not only high school but also new COVID-19 procedures. Freshman Mia Vanbuskirk said, “My first week of school was very stressful,…

New government teacher bring experience to classroom

Reva Gandhi – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- New LRHS government teacher Kenneth Hanson brings experience from the government to his Advance Placement (AP) government classes. Hanson moved to Florida, from Illinois, earlier this year, upon accepting a job at the Ranch. He said, “I have deep roots in Illinois as my generations of my…

LRHS SGA urges Mustangs to “show” faces and spirt

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Student Government Association (SGA) has planned a fun new way to end the school week, “Fun Face Friday.” Every Friday, Mustangs and teachers can wear a shirt with their funny faced selfies on them. “Fun Face Friday” is to help cheer up the faculty and…

Want to save memories of 2020-21? Try a scrapbook

Cassidy McLellan – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Due to the complications caused by COVID-19, the LRHS yearbook is trying to form as a club and will try to put an abbreviated yearbook together by the end of the year.   This has led some Mustangs to think of new and inventive ways to store some of their more personal memories of the 2020-21 school year.   Some Mustangs have turned to scrapbooking for an easy and fun…

LRHS Pit Crew lets students help students

Margarita Lopez – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS has a new elective this year known as the Peer Inclusion Team, or Pit Crew. This elective is designed to help Mustangs in the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program with their schoolwork. There are currently over 60 Mustangs involved in the course who go to…

Social awareness may depend on social media

Emily Fulda-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)-All social media platforms are different, each use different mediums, each targeted towards different audiences. But they all have one thing in common, they connect people with one another. For instance, Facebook is a social media website with an audience of mostly adults. Adults may look on Facebook for weather…