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…

Lakewood Loves Animals finds volunteer opportunities

Mackenzie Sisson– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Members of Lakewood Loves Animals (LLA) have taken advantage of volunteer opportunities in the community before summer hits.  LLA received a notice from the Farmhouse Animal & Nature Sanctuary that they need volunteers on weekends,  and Mustangs were quick to help. Club members will attend every Saturday…

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….

Williams to retire for second time

Emma Conerly – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS school counselor Evelyn Williams will retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Williams has been a counselor in Manatee County for 20 years since she started at the Ranch in 2000. After a few years, she transferred to Braden River high school (BRHS), where…

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…

Softball headed to Final Four

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS varsity softball beat West Orange High School 7-2 Friday, May 14 in the 7A Regional Final.  That means the team advances to the State Final Four Championship for the third year in a row. Junior Ella Coiner pitched a complete game with five strikeouts. Stay updated on…

Yearbook distribution scheduled for Monday

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead Junior Associate Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS 2020-2021 yearbook will be available for pick up beginning next week for Mustangs.   Student Government Association (SGA) Mustangs will be handing yearbooks out to underclassmen in the cafeteria during A, B, and C lunches.   eLearning Mustangs can pick up yearbooks after textbook returns on May 26 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Stay updated on important LRHS news…

Textbook return begins

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS textbook returns are ongoing through Tuesday, May 25. Textbooks will be accepted at the media center before school and after school until 3 p.m. Mustangs can see which textbooks they have checked out through the Destiny Library tile on their MySDMC dashboards. ELearners can also…