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Less than a month from prom, the dress hunt is underway

Although the LRHS prom is still a month away, many girls already have already bought their dresses. Most prom dresses will cost anywhere from $60- $300. Not counted is the time put in to find the dress and accessories that go with it. Junior Jenelle Bayor stated, “I spent around four hours trying to find my dress but at the end of the day it was worth it to me and didn’t break the bank.” Many girls will buy their dresses months in advance of prom to try and beat the rush and secure their perf

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Mustangs are reminded of prom rules

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As prom tickets go on sale this week, Mustangs are reminded of dance requirements. In order to purchase a ticket, students will have to agree to a fourteen-point statement shown below – • I understand my ticket(s) are nonrefundable and nontransferable. • I understand that every attendee must have an LRHS school ID with them OR a guest form approved through the office and a matching ID to what was submitted on that form. • I understand that if I am bringing a non LRHS stude

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Prom ticket sales start Monday

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS 2020 Prom tickets are set to go on sale next week. Tickets can be purchased online through RevTrak from Feb. 24- Mar. 22 or during all lunches on Thursday in the cafeteria for the next three weeks. These next three weeks will be the only time Mustangs can purchase tickets; they will not be sold at the door or the week of prom. For seniors, tickets prices are $60; juniors will pay $70. Mustangs who choose to purchase tickets digitally must pick up a paper copy in r

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New College and Career adviser starts work

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS College and Career Adviser role has been filled by Manatee Schools veteran Karla Brogdon. Brogdon has served the district for 35 years as a teacher, high school guidance counselor, and advocate for students. Brogdon replaces Michelle Todoroff, who left the post at the start of the school year. Despite arriving so late in the school year, Brogdon is still eager to help students in finding and applying to scholarships such as Bright Futures, comprehending college

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Mustangs juggle exams with holiday cheer

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With midterms quickly approaching, many Mustangs are making time to study and celebrate this holiday season. Mustangs from every grade level have a different plan of what their schedules will look like over these next few weeks. “It’s hard to make time to celebrate because of exams,” junior Jenelle Bayor stated. “This year it’s been especially hard but a few weeks before exams, my family and I decorated our house and wrapped all our presents which helped to ease the stre

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Grimes “touched” by peer award

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Principal Dustin Dahlquist continued celebrating the hard work of LRHS teachers and staff by presenting this year’s Mustang Faculty award Monday afternoon. English teacher Terri Grimes was presented with the award at a faculty meeting. Grimes stated, “It was totally unexpected. I’m very touched by it.” Former Faculty award recipient and keyboard teacher Rebecca Lester commented as she passed the award on to Grimes. “I’ve been honored to hold this award but it’s time to

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FCCLA enjoys district meeting

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Last week, LRHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) completed its annual District 7 meeting. LRHS, Manatee High School, Braden River High School and other schools throughout the district were all in attendance. Altogether, the schools contributed 110 members to the conference. LRHS FCCLA Chapter President Kaitlyn Wood stated, “It was great seeing how many people were able to come out and spend the day getting involved in FCCLA.” The FCCLA district of

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Boo Run will attract Mustang attention

(LAKEWOOD RANCH) – Lakewood Ranch’s 16th annual Boo Run has been scheduled for Oct. 26. As usual, it will be held on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. This year’s Boo Run will include a 5k run, 5k walk, Boo Dash Kids’ races, and a 5k run with dogs. Registration will start bright and early at 6:30 a.m. and the first race begins at 7:45 a.m. Altogether, the money raised from the races will help benefit Another Day for Gray, an organization that fights to raise awareness and cure for Duchenne Muscular

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LRHS senior a National Merit semi-finalist

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS senior Claire Davidson has been recognized as a National Merit Semifinalist. She is the only Mustang to receive the award this year. In order to even be considered for the scholarship, a student must score within the top one percentile on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as a junior. When the news came out, LRHS Principal Dustin Dahlquist went to present her with the award. However, Davidson was nowhere to be found. She ha