GSA welcomes all Mustangs

Haven Hunter– Special to Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With recent events that have been happening, it is more important than ever for minorities to find reassurance in their local communities. The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is a great resource for LBTQA+ and Allied peoples at the Ranch.  LGBTQA+ Mustangs can find reassurance and acceptance…

Mustangs start 2021 Fair with a win

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Manatee County Fair begins on Thursday, Jan. 14 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 24 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto, FL. LRHS FFA members will be active throughout the duration of the fair by showing off their work in areas such as beef breeding,…

New BioChem club seeks members

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- A brand new LRHS BioChem club is opening and are asking all Mustangs interested in biology, chemistry, or other sciences to join. Meetings will be held every Monday at 5 p.m. through Schoology conferences starting Monday, Jan. 11. Senior Anna Huszar stated, “BioChem club is perfect for…

Lacrosse organizing for 2021

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As Mustangs adjust to going back to school full-time, spring sports such as lacrosse are preparing for their upcoming seasons. Social studies teacher and lacrosse coach Samantha Stoltz has set up a meeting for girls interested in playing lacrosse. Those who plan to try out for the team must…

LRHS parking safety increasingly important

Morgan McCabe– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With hybrid Mustangs back to school full time the LRHS parking lot has gotten busy. That means increased traffic extra safety measures are being taken to protect Mustangs. Discipline dean Jacob Sponsel stated, “All cars should have a visible parking pass on their car and must be parked…

Senior deadlines approach

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS seniors are reminded of a few important deadlines for this month. The last day for seniors to order Class of 2021 senior sweatshirts is Jan. 31. Mustangs who ordered from the first launch of the sweatshirts can pick up their sweatshirts from room 572 during…

LRHS junior starts community environmental effort

Reva Gandhi– Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch, FL)- The Youth Environmental Action Committee of Manatee County (YEAC) is looking for members in the community. YEAC is a group of Manatee County students, aged 14-18, that helps create an eco-friendly community. LRHS junior Ally Adamo founded the committee in late 2020. Adamo stated, “I am excited to…

Mini-Mustangs back on campus

Marissa Briggs– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Mini-Mustangs returned to LRHS on Wednesday, Jan. 6. This is the Mini-Mustangs’ first return to campus since last spring, when quarantine began. Mini-Mustangs teacher Catherine Schutte was pleased with how well the first day was for the youngsters. Schutte stated, “This is their first time at Mini-Mustangs,…

LRHS wrestlers continue success

John Osborne – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fl.) – The LRHS wrestling Mustangs have placed in the top three for every tournament they have competed in this year. Most recently they competed in The Bradenton Battle Team Duals at Bradenton Christian School. The results from the duals were – LRHS – 76, Booker HS –…

LRHS schedule, lunches adjusted for Semester Two

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Students returning to LRHS Wednesday, Jan. 6 may notice a slightly different bell schedule. The end of hybrid classes and the return of formerly online students have prompted the administration to make a few adjustments. “With the elimination of the hybrid modality we are going to see a significant increase in…

NHS spreads holiday cheer

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS National Honors Society (NHS) worked to bring joy to those who cannot see their family during the holiday season. Individual NHS members created or bought 5-20 holiday cards to spread happiness and to give thanks to those around the community who have helped during the…