Silver Stars tryouts scheduled

Marissa Briggs-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Silver Stars Dance Team is hosting tryouts April 14 – 16 for the 2021-22 school year. Tryouts will take place from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in room 731. Preregistration packets for tryouts can be picked up outside room 620. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share…

2021-22 Athletic trainers named

Morgan McCabe– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS has announced the school’s new athletic trainers for the 2021-2022 school year. Student athletic trainers help athletes deal with hydration management, observe injury and illness evaluations, are a second pair of eyes and ears for the certified adult athletic trainer, organize the athletic training room and assist…

Lakewood Loves Animals and beaches

Mackenzie Sisson– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last Saturday, April 2, the Lakewood Loves Animals Club (LLA) hosted a beach cleanup at Holmes Beach.  Mustangs arrived at the beach at 8.am. and spent several hours cleaning up trash. Once finished LLA acquired over six garbage bags filled with plastic, cans, and food waste. LLA’s…

LRHS agriculture faces busy days

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS FFA and agriculture department had a successful weekend at the state competition in Gainesville. The Horse Judging team consisting of Brooke O’Neill, junior, Madison Hartwig, junior Madeline Fields, and Hannah Yancey, junior, placed fifth in the state. The team will be recognized at the…

Mustangs launch annual Spring tests

Reva Gandhi– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Florida Standard Assessments (FSA) Writing is set to begin at LRHS. FSA Writing is a writing assessment for ninth and tenth graders designed to measure Mustangs’ knowledge and skills. LRHS assistant principal Valencia Lowen stated, “April marks the beginning of our ‘official’ testing season.” Testing will…

2021-22 SGA applications available

Morgan McCabe– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Student Government Association (SGA) applications have been released. SGA is a student run class that promotes school activities and represents the student body to the administration and faculty. Applications are posted outside SGA teacher Delaney Riggins’ door, room 619. Completed forms must be returned by Friday,…

2020-21 LRHS Senior Superlatives announced

Emma Tullio – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The announcement of LRHS Senior Superlatives mark one of the last checkpoints for the class of 2021. The class of 2021 concluded their votes for Senior Superlatives on Thursday, March 25. Senior Ella Botko commented, “It definitely came as a surprise that I won the ‘Most…

Dual enrollment process available online

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With the school year coming to an end, Mustangs are discussing what classes to take.  One option is dual enrolled courses. Many Mustangs are looking to take dual enrolled classes with the University of South Florida (USF) or State College of Florida (SCF). It is important…

Peer tutoring offers opportunities

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS Peer Tutoring is accepting officer and student tutor applications. Any underclassmen that plan to run for a Peer tutoring role can fill out an application in Room 517. All applications will be due on Thursday, April 1 in Room 517. Mustangs can also turn applications in…

Three Mustangs recognized for conservation artwork

Morgan McCabe- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Three LRHS  Mustangs have won the 2021 Water Conservation poster contest hosted by the Manatee County Utilities Department. Every year Manatee County Utilities Department hosts the “Drop Savers” Water Conservation Poster Contest, organized by the Florida Section American Water Works Association (FSAWWA). The goal of the contest is…

Mustang seniors face deadlines

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) — Deadlines for senior Mustangs are fast approaching. Seniors must order their caps and gowns for graduation by Thursday, April 1. They can be ordered by clicking the link here and entering “Lakewood Ranch High School.” Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like…

LRHS orienteering team wins state title

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) team was able to obtain first place title at the state championship event this past Saturday, March 27. Despite 25% of the team being absent due to COVID-19, the team was still able to pull through and win first place….