Student art featured in silent auction

Maya Rengifo – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Manatee Arts Education Council on Monday, March 29, will take part in an online silent auction through the 32Auctions wesbite. The site includes a preview of the student artwork, explanations of media used, artists’ statements, and bid information. Artwork by various Mustangs will be auctioned…

Mustang seniors should note financial aid deadlines

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The deadline for LRHS seniors to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is approaching. The final day to submit the FAFSA form is at 11:59 p.m., on June 30. Mustangs are encouraged to submit their financial aid form as soon as possible to…

Winter guard succeeds in competition

Emma Tullio-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Winter Guard team placed second March 20 at the Virtual Regional Competition. The Winter Guard team was able to finish with an impressive score of 75.10 out of 100. The theme of their show this year is “The Secret Agent”, which was chosen by director and LRHS…

Mustang juniors tackle SATs

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Wednesday, March 24, the LRHS junior class took a free SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test). According to Wikipedia, “The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.” Many juniors reflected on their experience after the test was completed. Ashlie Langlois…

Peer tutoring now available in multiple forms, offers volunteers scholarships

Reva Gandhi and Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS peer tutoring is continuing drop-in sessions and tutoring by appointment. Drop-in sessions occur in person and virtually. Virtual peer-tutoring takes place at 4 p.m. every Monday through Schoology Conferences. Mustangs can access the Schoology group with the code DTP8-NMRN-K4TMR. However, in-person tutoring…

Mustang 2021-22 cheerleaders chosen

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS cheerleaders for the 2021-2022 season have officially been chosen. On Thursday, March 11, over 80 Mustangs tried out for junior varsity (JV) and varsity teams. Of the 80 Mustangs who tried out 28 made JV and 30 made varsity. Varsity will be cheering at the…

LRHS offers free SAT this week

Margarita Lopez – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Wednesday, March 24, the Ranch will host an in-school Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) day for juniors. The SAT will be given free of charge and juniors who opt to take the SAT will be excused from classes. This is an optional test, and not a graduation…

Mustang seniors reminded of graduation requirements

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Senior Mustangs should be mindful of graduation requirements as the end of the school year approaches.  These requirements are especially important for seniors who are new to the Ranch. To graduate, senior Mustangs must maintain at least 2.0 GPA, and most are required to have 24…

LRHS drama looks back on successful virtual show

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Friday March 5, the LRHS Theatre Department performed “The Show Must Go On.” The virtual show was co-produced by TADA! Youth Theatre NYC. While the cast faced restrictions due to the COVID-19 restrictions, they quickly adapted to the online production. Stay updated on important LRHS news…

LRHS honors “Champions of Education”

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS celebrated teacher its Champions of Education Thursday with breakfast and lunch. The celebrations are district-led initiatives to express gratitude to educators and staff members for their efforts overcoming this year’s Covid-19 pandemic. The Student Government Association (SGA) provided breakfast in the courtyard and HOPE ambassadors…

LRHS coach recognized as one of nation’s best

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS flag football coach Elijah Weaver won a National Double-Goal Coach Award from the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). He is one of only 25 national winners and one of three in the Tampa Bay area. Weaver knew he received a regional award but did not know…