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SGA takes applications for 2017-18

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS 2017-18 Student Government Association (SGA) application forms are now available. “Applicants have must fill out an application and meet certain criteria and everybody who turns an application back in will be given an interview,” said SGA adviser Kent Ringquist. “We use a point system on the interview process and the people with the highest points get into the class for the next year.”.
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Key Club attends convention, elects officers

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – From Mar. 30 – April 2 the LRHS Key Club attended its annual District Education and Leadership Conference (DCON) in Orlando. “DCON was truly a unique experience for me personally. I thought it was just going to be like any other convention, but seeing how people connected over a similar desire to help the community was simply amazing,” said Sophomore Rebekah Merrill, the Key Club president-elect.
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Lakewood Ranch High showcases art talent

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Thursday night an exhibition was held in the auditorium featuring the work of all Lakewood Ranch High School (LRHS) arts programs. Band, orchestra, digital arts, chorus, keyboard, and theater were included in the show while traditional art was hung up around the auditorium. Junior Christina Rosabal, who played in the Chamber Orchestra, said, "It was exciting and I got to play with my friends.
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Senior fees set to increase

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Starting April 1, annual LRHS senior fees will be raised to a total of $40. All seniors are required to pay senior fees in order to be able to graduate. This is the third scheduled increase. The original cost was $25 before Dec. 31 and $30 from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31. “Senior fees help to offset the cost of graduation,” said LRHS senior class adviser Ann Fluery.
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Ranch Reviews – New Harry Potter book isn’t so magical

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The main Harry Potter series might have ended years ago, but author J.K. Rowling’s world is far from dead. This summer alone saw the release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child“, a two-part play written by Jack Thorne that was released both on stage and in print. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” follows Harry Potter’s son, Albus Potter, as he navigates his first few years in Hogwarts and deals with the effects of his father’s legacy.
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LRHS Key Club can help celebrate Valentine’s Day

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Key Club will sell balloons and flowers for Valentine’s Day in the lunchroom from Feb. 1-8. All items are planned to be delivered during third period on Feb. 14. “My hope for this fundraiser is to raise enough money to pay for 1/3 or more of the District Convention (DCON) prices,” said Key Club president Erika Rojas, junior.
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Study abroad offers unique opportunities

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Studying abroad as a high school student can be a great experience. Students can broaden their perspectives when it comes to the world while establishing meaningful relationships and immersing themselves in different cultures. “I would recommend exchange to others because there is no other experience like it,” said LRHS junior Sydney Hetterich, who is Germany this year.
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Mustang artists don’t fear careers

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – It’s an increasingly common belief that degrees in the humanities are useless, but that hasn’t stopped many Mustangs from thinking otherwise. “I want to get a degree in music education and composition to go into film-scoring or possibly become a director. It’s been proven that arts help people in categories like Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) more than anything else,” said senior Lila Reeser.
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Key Club seeks adviser

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Key Club is looking for a new advisor for the 2016-2017 school year. “Key Club is an international organization for community service hours,” said junior Erika Rojas, president of Key Club. Key Club, which normally has a large membership at LRHS, focuses on various service projects, state-wide rallies and conventions, and interacting with other Kiwanis branches throughout the year.
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Mustangs eager to revisit Harry Potter’s world

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series is one of the most beloved fictional worlds of all time. Although the last Harry Potter book was published in 2007, fans can look forward to seeing even more of Rowling and Harry Potter this year.
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Key Club preparing for convention

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Key Club is now registering for the annual District Education and Leadership Conference (DCON). The conference will be from April 28 – May 1 at Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, and this year’s theme will be “Sailing into Service.”. “DCON is the Key Club District convention, where 2,000 Key Clubbers come together and do a variety of events as well as vote for our district board,” said sophomore Erika Rojas, Key Club Secretary.
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Wallin schedules World War II reenactment

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Friday April 29 LRHS history teacher William Wallin and his World War II reenactment group (1st Infantry Division WWII Historical Group) will have a WWII encampment set up outside portable 924. “I think the turn out will be pretty good, at least with my classes,” said Wallin.

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