Homecoming 2020 starts with Class Color Day

Olivia Ellis- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS 2020 Spirit week has officially started off with Mustangs dressing in their class colors on Monday, Oct. 26. Both Mustangs and faculty have been anticipating this week in hopes that it will bring a sense of normalcy to this unusual year. Junior Alyssa Ucciferri is one of…

Homecoming finalists announced

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Despite not having a homecoming dance this year, spirit week starts on Monday, Oct. 26 at LRHS. In previous  years, Mustangs filled out ballots in their first period classes identifying who they wanted to win homecoming court. This year, due to COVID-19, Mustangs will fill out…

First Mustang esports match set for Thursday

Margarita Lopez– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS’s very first esports match is scheduled for 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22.   The Mustangs are split into two three-person teams known as the “A” and “B” teams.  Team A will be up against Cony High School in Maine, and team B will play against Avon Grove High School in Pennsylvania in Rocket League.   Stay updated on important LRHS news and share…

Seniors get planning guide

Marissa Briggs– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS has given its seniors a senior planning guide to help make it easier to track graduation requirements and to keep track of important announcements. The packet starts by listing all important contacts including school counselors, so Mustangs can reach out to them with any questions they have…

Homecoming open to all Mustangs

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Although many events this year have been cancelled, spirit week at the Ranch will continue. In previous years, spirit week was a fun filled week leading up to the homecoming football game and dance. This year, the week will have a similar structure with a football…

Financial aid information available

 Savannah Else– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The U.S. Department of Education is inviting Mustangs to free federal student aid workshops every Tuesday for the next two months from 6-8 p.m. These workshops are to help Mustangs fill out the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) for college. They will be conducted via ZOOM…

Lakewood Leaders ready for a year of service

Ryan Hanson- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Clubs at the Ranch are starting up again, and Lakewood Leaders is no exception. Lakewood Leaders is a club that facilitates volunteer service throughout the community. The idea of Lakewood Leaders was created by journalism teacher Thomas Honsa when the school opened in 1998. Lakewood Leaders focuses on…

JROTC Raider team ready for 2020

                                                           Olivia Ellis- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- COVID-19 isn’t stopping the LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) team as new safety precautions have been put in place ensuring that the Raiders competition team are still going strong. “Key events and standard function typically involved with the Raider Team have been excluded or changed…

SGA announces Homecoming Spirit days

Marissa Briggs-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Student Government Association (SGA) is preparing for this year’s spirit week, scheduled to take place Oct. 26-30. Students will have the ability to show their school spirit by dressing up each day of the week according to the theme for the corresponding day. Stay updated on…

New club seeks future educators

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Joining LRHS is the new and upcoming club, Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA). This club will give Mustangs an opportunity to explore career options in education and help them learn about teaching possibilities. Leading the club is LRHS fine arts teacher Rebekah Lester. “This exciting new club…

Mustangs welcome at off-campus blood drive

Morgan Trento-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- One Blood will be hosting a blood drive for LRHS staff and Mustangs 16-years-old and over on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Frontier Communications. By donating blood at any One Blood facility or Red Bus Mustangs will be supporting both the school and the LRHS Blood Drive Committee Senior Scholarship…

Lakewood Loves Animals recognized for Australia efforts

Mackenzie Sisson- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Over the course of 2020 thousands of wildfires raged across Australia, and some LRHS students have been recognized for their efforts to help. Lakewood Loves Animals (LLA) is an LRHS club that advocates environmental issues and regularly volunteers at local animal shelters.  Determined to make a difference,…