Peyton McLaughlin

Mustangs Ahead

Lakewood Ranch

Peyton McLaughlin



Mustangs pledge for college sports

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The following LRHS Mustang seniors signed today to continue their academic careers in college –. LRHS athletic director Shawn Trent said these athletes’ success is the result of hard work. “The responsibility for their success lies in the natural talent of the athletes and the high level of coaching they’ve received,” he said.

Three Mustangs recognized for on-court (and on-field) success

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Three athletes from LRHS have been recognized by the Bradenton Herald as ‘Player of the Year’ for their sports. The three LRHS mustangs that were selected were seniors LaDazhia Williams, Devin Twenty, and Gi Krstec. Williams was recognized for being a three-time All-Area Player of the Year in girls basketball by the Herald for leading the Mustangs to the class 8A championship game in 2016.

Kiddie Lit not childs play

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS seniors are in the midst of preparing projects for the annual “Kiddie Lit” Project. This project combines research and individual creativity that helps Mustangs create a children’s book to read at Bashaw Elementary. First, the students have to research and use their imagination to create a child-friendly book, by creating a story line and illustrations that connect to the story.

Yearbook deadlines creeping up

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Time is running out to order a 2017 LRHS yearbook. LRHS yearbook adviser Greg Klein sat down for a Question and Answer session with Mustangs Ahead. GK: You can order them anytime at and use the order code 2060 or use the schools name. GK: They will be delivered before the seniors leave, which is all I know at the moment.

LRHS history teachers share Presidents Day thoughts

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With Presidents’ Day coming up on Feb. 20, some LRHS history teachers took time to reflect the meaning behind the holiday. LRHS AP US History teacher Matthew Pascuzzi (MP): “A chance to recognize the idea of democracy and celebrate the accomplishment of some of our great presidents.”.

Lakewood Loves Animals has socks appeal

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Loves Animals (LLA) club is having a sock drive Feb. 2-10 to make toys for cats and dogs in need. Any types of socks are needed; they don’t need to be in pairs, loose socks will be accepted too. Mathematics teacher and LLA adviser Catherine Franek will have a bucket in room 579 to put the socks into.

Mustangs bring home business awards

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Saturday, Jan. 14, the LRHS Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) took part in a district competition at Southeast High School. 1 Savannah Carpenter & Rachel Towe Emerging Business Issues Team. 1 Jordyn Koehler & Shelby Haskins Social Media Campaign Team. 1 Evan Ferber & Massimo Ottey Sports & Entertainment Management Team.

Mustang sports shine on and off the field

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Lakewood Ranch High School has always strived for academic and athletic excellence. This year is no different, the school’s girls and boys winter sports teams are setting high standards through athletic success. According to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA), Mustang fall sports teams were among the state’s best in the classroom.

Delazzer pleased with canned goods drive

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The annual LRHS “Mayors Feed the Hungry” canned food drive was a success this year; the total amount of cans that donated was 2,697. The cans and other items collected are all being donated to the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry collection for families in need. LRHS English teacher and effort coordinator Candy Delazzer stated, “I was pleased with the amount of cans that were donated this year.”.

Senior cap and gown meeting scheduled for Thursday

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – There is an LRHS senior cap and gown meeting scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 10 in the auditorium. The meeting will cover cap and gown prices and students can voice any questions or concerns. Senior class adviser Ann Fleury stated, “Students should be back in class by 9:10.”. Many seniors are looking forward to this day as it opens up a new chapter for them.

Underclass shots are picture perfect

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LHRS underclassmen had a very successful school picture day in the gym during second period today. Discipline dean Sarah Wonderling was really impressed with the turn out. “It went really well, we were able to get through the whole underclassmen population in about 90 minutes,” she commented.

FFA brings home awards

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last week LRHS FFA members competed in the Sub-district Contest, sweeping every contest except one, which they tied for first but ended up second in the tie-breaker. Some students that got first or second in their category included –. Cara Zeveney – First place in Extemporaneous Public Speaking.


Peyton McLaughlin



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