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JROTC plans summer program

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is having a summer prep program for Leadership Education and Training (LET) 1 students, or incoming freshmen, to learn about JROTC. Students can sign up for the program by contacting LRHS JROTC instructor Lt. Richard Roller.

Girls basketball honors seniors

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS girls basketball team had an informal banquet last Sunday to wrap up the year. There was food, drinks, and a pool so everyone could have a fun time. Coach Tina Hadley handed out awards and spoke highly about everyone on the team and about the parents. Every senior on the team is going to college and some are committed to play ball.

Progress Reports?!? Already?!?

Progress reports are almost here, and the door to get grades up is almost closed. Progress reports are scheduled for release Thursday. Many students have mixed feelings about progress reports coming out so soon. Junior Brianna Donahue said, “I’m not worried I usually get good grades but we will see.”.

Prom ticket sales close

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Friday was the last day for Mustangs to purchase prom tickets. Upon purchasing tickets, students received a slip of paper containing “Helpful Hints for Prom.”. The LRHS prom is scheduled for April 28. Click here to check out our LRHS Prom “Infoactivegraphic,” a new kind of journalism.

Softball enjoys winning weekend

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS softball team came out with some big wins this weekend, with a 14-2 win against DeSoto High and 3-1 against Lake Region High. Junior Kailey Christian pitched the victory against DeSoto. Payton Kinney led the Mustangs to victory against Lake Region. The Mustangs have a record of 22-2 and going strong.

Prom tickets on sale through April 21

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS prom tickets are on sale and it’s getting close to prom day. Sale prices are scheduled to go up $5 April 17-19. Prices will rise $10 before sales stop April 21. Officials from the Junior Advisory Board (JAB) say most kids don’t get their tickets till the last two weeks.

More honors for Mustangs girls basketball

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS basketball star and University of South Carolina commit LaDazia Williams added two more awards to her collection, concluding her senior year of high school basketball. The Lady Mustangs’ 6’2 center was recognized as MVP and class 8A Player of the Year. Her hard work and consistent drive got her recognized.

Lady Mustangs roll through to regional semis

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS girls basketball scored another playoff win Thursday in the regional quarterfinal against North Port. Even with two of the best players out of the game for medical reasons, the rest of the girls kept pushing on making the final score 55-35. Team member Megan Veneman, senior, said, “At the end of the day it was a good win but it was a sloppy win, we could’ve done so much better.”.

Girls basketball returns from DC tourney

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS girls basketball team was in Washington D.C. from Dec. 8 -13 for the “She’s Got Game” tournament. This was their first time going out of state for a tournament, and coach Tina Hadley hopes it won’t be their last. They played Friday through Sunday and came out with a 2-1 record.

LRHS cabaret show highlights music history

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Mustang Players are putting the finishing touches on “Pop Through the Stages, a Cabaret for the History Books.”. For more on “Pop Through the Stages” check out the Mustangs Ahead ICYMI Podcast. They are going to have two performances, 7:30 p.m. on both Dec. 9 and Dec. 10.

Progress reports scheduled for Wednesday

(LAEKWOOD RANCH, FL) – Wednesday, Nov.16, LRHS students will receive their second progress report of the year, which can now be found on Focus. Maddy Fabbro, sophomore, said, “they’re better than report cards, so I can get my grades up if I need to, so I guess they’re good.”. Junior Brianna Donahue admits she doesn’t mind the progress reports.

New Lakewood Leaders adviser plans active year

(LAKEWOOD LEADERS, FL) – Lakewood leaders is a community service club that anyone can join at LRHS. This year the club has a new sponsor. LRHS math teacher Meghan Sugalski has taken over for college and career coordinator Michelle Todoroff adviser for this club. Sugalski said That “I was worried that if I didn’t step up and sponsor this club, that it would be dissolved.”.


jessica husel

My name is Jessica Husel, i'm a sophomore at LRHS and I love to write. I joined journalism my freshman year and I joined Mustangs Ahead in the 2016-17 school year and i'm absolutely loving it.



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