Molly Mendoza

Mustangs Ahead

Lakewood Ranch High School

Molly Mendoza




Baseball team looks to bounce back from opening loss

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS baseball team opened up their season this past Friday night against the St. Petersburgh High School Green Devils at home. LRHS lost 9-6 in ten innings. Coach Ryan Kennedy said, “There were a lot of positives and negatives from the game, and if we can clean up our play we will be fine going forward.”.

Pageant candidates seek pennies for points

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This week all students participating in this year’s Miss Lakewood Ranch Pageant are collecting coins. The girls running for Miss Lakewood Ranch and the boys running for Mr. Mustang are carrying around decorated jars to ask friends and peers for money donations. This money collection is a small fundraiser through Junior Advisory Board (JAB) for the prom budget, and a way for the contestants to earn points.

Mini Mustangs prepare for theater trip

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Feb. 8, LRHS’s preschool class, the Mini Mustangs, will be going on a field trip. The Early Childhood Education (ECE) 3 and 4 students will travel with the Mini’s and their teachers, Catherine Schutte and Christina Mohr, to the Van Wezel performing arts center in Sarasota.

Mustangs face college acceptance stress

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The first few months of school this year were filled with college application stress for seniors, but soon it will all pay off. Many college application deadlines have passed, and even more are coming up, but so are decision notifications. Some seniors have already been notified if the schools they applied to have rolling admissions.

Mustangs excited to be among first time voters

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Tuesday Nov. 8 marks Election Day 2016. This presidential race has been like nothing before and many government classes here at LRHS have been following it. Some seniors are able to vote for the first time this year for President and other offices and issues in Florida. The voter registration deadline in Florida was Oct. 18 and early voting dates were Oct. 24 – Nov. 6.

Seniors have one quarter down but much to do

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As second quarter begins, LRHS seniors have a lot to do in terms of college and life after high school, but there is also a lot of senior business to catch up on in school according to senior class adviser Ann Fleury and the Senior Advisory Board. Seniors have already had one meeting that discussed information cards from Herff Jones concerning caps and gowns.

Career and tech students rally over weekend

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Saturday was the 16th annual Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Rally at Braden River High School. It was an event filled with canned food donations, team building exercises, and an exciting speech from professional speaker Patrick T. The rally welcomed students from Family, Career and Consumer Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Technology Students of America (TSA), HOSA (formerly the Health Occupation Students of America) and FFA (formerly the Future Farmers of America).

Career and technical students plan rally

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Coming up Saturday, Sept. 24, is the 16th annual Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Leadership Rally. Everyone is encouraged to bring canned foods to donate to the Food Bank, and the clubs compete against each other to see who can bring the most. There will also be a free breakfast available during registration, which is scheduled for 8–8:30 a.m.

Football Mustangs set sights on Friday night

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – As a result of Hurricane Hermine and the two school days missed last week, Friday’s football game against Bayshore was cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Originally the game was to be made up on Sept. 3, but poor field conditions forced the cancellation. Head LRHS football coach Mick Koczersut explained that it is impossible to reschedule now.

Senior spot painting scheduled for Wednesday

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Tuesday was the last day to submit designs and payment for senior parking spot painting. The painting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 7 after school from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event serves as a tradition and fundraiser for the senior class. The Senior Advisory Board is responsible for the event and President Molly Mendoza said, “We apologize for the scheduling conflicts of senior pictures but are still hopeful it will be a fun event and look forward to seeing everyone’s creativity.”.


Molly Mendoza