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Mustang seniors finalizing college plans

This is a follow-up story to an earlier article about students waiting to hear back from colleges. (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS seniors have fewer than 10 weeks left of school and many of them have heard back from favored colleges. Senior Gabbi Tomaselli was debating between going to a university or attending State College of Florida (SCF). Due to financial circumstances and wanting to stay local, Tomaselli decided to attend SCF. After two years, Tomaselli wants to transfer to the University of

“Senioritis” need not ruin final year

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The start of the second semester means seniors are this much closer to graduating. Senioritis is starting to affect many seniors as the school days get closer to graduation. LRHS seniors were asked to provide some tips to overcome senioritis. Senior Gabbi Tomaselli said, “I just have the mindset that I worked hard for the last three and half years, so I need to finish out this year the same way. I don’t want to throw away all my hard work by being lazy, so I keep that as m

StoryShotS – Senior year means anticipation and nerves

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS “Mustangs Ahead” journalism introduces a new feature called “StoryShotS.” StoryShotS focus on combing graphic design and the staff’s journalistic skills. It is a new way to highlight student interests, profiles, and school events. This issue focuses on the feelings of LRHS seniors. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our Twitter @LRHSNews1, Instagram @mustangs_ahead, and follow the Mustangs Ahead Podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud.

Tuesday LRHS Back-To-School Night

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Back-to-School Night 2019 is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27. The event will start at 6 p.m. and parents will report to their child’s first period class. Back-to-School Night is an event that allows parents to follow their children’s schedules. Parents will have the opportunity to meet their child’s teachers and understand the curriculum and expectations of the classes. The parents will have seven minutes in each class, moving from their child’s first through seventh

Mustangs headed for a new, different school experience

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- 2018-2019 school is quickly coming to an end. LRHS senior Jaquelyn Clark is done with all her classes and is exempt from her exams. Clark will receive her diploma on May 18 and officially be a high school graduate and will quickly launch into a new, very different educational experience. Clark will leave Florida to attend an all-girl school called College of Saint Mary. The college is in Omaha, Nebraska where Clark was born and raised. Clark is studying to become an Occup

Online classes the best option for some Mustangs

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Some Mustangs prefer taking online classes to the traditional classroom environment. Whether it suits their schedules better or they just find it easier to learn on the online platform, there are many online classes offered through Florida Virtual School (FLVS). An online classcredit is required for graduation, which is another reason why FLVS is a popular choice among students. Junior Gabbi Tomaselli started the school year taking Algebra 2 honors in class at LRHS. Gabbi

District champ Mustangs ready for baseball playoffs

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS varsity baseball team won their district championship game 5-1, Thursday at home against Sarasota High School. The star players were seniors Pablo Garabitos and Dylan Buck, and sophomore pitcher Matt Gelorme. Freshman John Schroeder helped the team going 2 for 2 with a hit and a squeeze bunt, starting at first base. New members of the 2018 baseball team, Noe Antuna, John Schroeder, Gabe Silva, Brandon Plimley, Jordan Brown, Myles Kaitz, Zach Weston, Jacob Piperci

Boys take the court to help girls volleyball team

The tournament began at 6 p.m. and continued until 9 p.m. in the school gym, where four volleyball nets were set up. Eight boys teams participated in the tournament and one team composed of staff members. The boys’ basketball team, who called themselves B-Town Jam Fam, were undefeated and played Volley Bullets in the championship game and won. It was a close game; the match went to three sets. Sophomore Christian Shaneyfelt who was on the winning team said, “It was so fun, and they got shirts,

Final 2017-18 blood drive a success

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Last week’s LRHS blood drive collected donations from 100 donors, including students and adults.  In addition to other duties, the blood drive committee helped by signing donors in and out. LRHS blood drive committee adviser Rebekah Lester said, “The blood drive from February’s blood drive went to Miami after the school shooting. You really do make a difference.” Lester said the blood drive committee is very grateful to attendance clerks Darla Walker and Kari Babcock for

Saving Daylight Saving Time? Mustangs are mixed

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Daylight saving time (DST) for 2018 began at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, and it may soon be a year-round thing.  The Florida legislature this month passed the “Sunshine Protection Act,” a law keeping the state on DST.  The measure still needs approval from the US Congress. “Daylight saving is horrible, I just feel so drowsy and I don’t feel like waking up because it’s so dark outside,” said sophomore Elizet Moreno. Junior Lydia Cohn agreed, “I hate losing sleep, I need