Pep rally honors softball, shot put champs

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead Junior Associate Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs honored their Spring athletic champions at a pep rally Thursday. The LRHS softball team and senior track and field shot putter Riley Simmons were recognized in a pep rally Thursday, May 27 for being Florida state champions. LRHS softball won the state…

Pep rally scheduled for Thursday

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS has scheduled a pep rally for Thursday morning to recognize the school’s new state champions. The Mustang softball team won the state title last weekend and senior Riley Simmons took home the state shot putting crown earlier this month. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like…

Lunches available on campus for Summer Mustangs

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs participating in LRHS summer campus activities, camps, and sports practices will have meals available throughout Summer 2021. The food is funded on behalf of the Summer Food Service Program in Florida, beginning June 1. Manatee Schools marketing and communications coordinator Jessica Anderson said, “We love…

Mustangs can still pick up yearbooks

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS 2020-2021 yearbooks are still available for Mustangs to pick up. On-campus Mustangs can pick them up from 1 – 1:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday in room 531.  Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our Twitter @LRHSNews1, Instagram…

Here are your exam week homerooms

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SGA announces 20-21 faculty award winners

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Student Government Association (SGA) released the 2021 Faculty Award winners through a heartwarming video. The video highlights each category winner along with special shout outs to several of LRHS’s amazing staff members. Early Childhood Ed teacher and SGA adviser Delaney Riggins said, “The students were…

Rocket League Mustangs finish 5th in state

Ryan Hanson– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Mustangs esports team’s season concluded on May 11 with a 4-0 loss to the Bishop Kenny High School Crusaders. Despite the tough loss, the Mustangs had a successful season placing fifth overall in the state. The esports Mustangs competed in the game “Rocket League” this year. LRHS…

Blood drive prepares for next year

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Blood Drive Committee has officially announced their officers for the 2021-2022 school year. Officers were elected on May 13 after interviewing for positions earlier that morning. The following Mustangs were elected officers – President: Junior Reva Gandhi Vice President: Sophomore Jasmine Burden Communications director: Sophomore…

NHS elects officers

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS National Honor Society (NHS) has announced officers for the 2021-2022 school year. The following Mustangs have been elected – President-Elect: Sophomore Nicole Chen Vice President: Junior Anabelle Lam Secretary: Junior Sara Hutchinson Treasurer: Junior Ava Ebling Historian: Junior Madisen Sidlo Parliamentarian: Sophomore Faith Miller…

Mustang migrants graduate

Margarita Lopez- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Thursday, May 7, several Mustangs were recognized at the school’s Migrant Awards ceremony. According to migrant liaison Sandra Alanis, school is particularly challenging for migrant students, many of whom live in rural eastern Manatee County. “Many Mustangs live out a Falkner Farms and travel back and forth…

Mini Mustangs graduate

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Mini Mustangs, the future class of 2034, graduated Tuesday. There ceremony took place at the park next to the LRHS soccer fields.  Eight Mini Mustangs were celebrated. Mini Mustangs teacher Catherine Schutte said, “It was a happy day where we could all be together….

Yearbooks distributed this week

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs are getting their LRHS yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year. Underclassman can now pick up their yearbooks during A, B or C lunches in the cafeteria between May 17 – 21. There was no yearbook class this year due to COVID-19 and scheduling issues, so…