Laney McFadden


Lakewood Ranch

Laney McFadden



Senior debts must be paid

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The school year is ending for seniors. The last day of classes is May 5 and the only thing left after that is a week of exams. The clock is ticking for seniors to pay their senior fees or any money that they may owe the school. All debts need to be paid by May 12 and all textbooks must be turned in as well.

No LRHS rodeo? No problem for some Mustangs

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Rodeo consists of some of the most dangerous sporting activities in the world, including horse riding and bull riding. An average of 20 people a year die from horse riding accidents in the U.S and about three people die annually from riding bulls. The risk of death is small but injuries are very common in rodeo.

“Little Man” makes big money for LRHS

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – One of Lakewood Ranch FFA’s greatest source of annual income came from a funeral home this year. The LRHS FFA’s chapter steer “Little Man” was purchased at the fair by Groover Funeral Home and the Hoffner family. “Little Man” weighed in at 1,295 pounds and was sold at $2.50 per pound.

Ranch Roundup a success

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LHRS agriculture fundraiser known as “Ranch Round Up” was a success. School officials say about 340 tickets were sold and about 380 people attended the fundraiser. “We served a complementary steak dinner for our sponsors who were provided with a VIP ticket,” said agriculture teacher Susan Grainger.

LRHS agriculture getting ready for “Ranch Roundup”

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS agriculture department at Lakewood Ranch has only one fundraiser every year, known as the “Ranch Roundup.”. This fundraiser is a dinner that allows Mustang parents and family members to learn about the agriculture department and enjoy a steak dinner. There will be tours of the land lab for students to show off their animals.

Mustangs know their cows

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – There are many cows at LRHS as part of the school’s agriculture program, but two stand out in particular. These two cows are the only dairy Brown Swiss cows that the LRHS agriculture department has. Not only do their physical appearances stick out (they are brown while all the other cows are black) but their personalities, too.

Additional senior picture day scheduled

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS photographer Cady Studios has scheduled another day for senior pictures. The new session will be 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., Sept. 27. Students can sign up on Cady Studios website. “All of the spots were full in the first three sessions and seniors still needed spots,” said LRHS discipline dean Sarah Wonderling.

LRHS French students choose leaders

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS French Honor Society and the Cerele Francais (French Club) chose their 2016-2017 officers in May 10 elections. Murphy said 2016-17 should be a good year from the organizations. “We are very excited for this upcoming year,” she said. “We look to improve upon last year and make this our best year.”.

Mustang track ready for district

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Track and field Class 4A- district 8 finals are scheduled for April 20 at Booker High School. Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m. and finals are set for 3 p.m. Area teams competing include Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, North Port, River View, and Sarasota High Schools. Other teams competing in the event are Clearwater Countryside, Palm Harbor University, Pinellas Park, Seminole, and St.

Mustangs love customized Snapchat

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Snapchat is one of the most commonly used social medias in the world. The app has been valued at $860 million. The app has many different features that appeal to teens, which is why teens love it so much. Snap chat has a large number of funny face filters. The filters recognize the shape of the face and make it look different.

LRHS A-Team finishes second in county

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Tuesday night the LRHS Academic Team (A-Team) competed for the country title against St.Stephens High School. LRHS came in second place, losing by 30 points (about 10 questions). LRHS A-team coach and social studies teacher Ben Hall said, “I used all seniors for the academic challenge.

Mustangs ready for FFA week

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – FFA Week kicks off on Feb. 22 and runs through Feb. 26. It won’t be hard to spot FFA members. Monday is Camo day, Tuesday is FFA T-shirt day, Wednesday is favorite college day, Thursday is American day, and Friday will be blue and gold day. FFA mustangs receive ten points per day for participating and LRHS agriculture teacher Janyel Taylor will be signing point sheets in room 914 before school.


Laney McFadden