Sebastian Scalera


Sebastian Scalera



Mustangs warned about bogus scholarships

High School is a time of searching for opportunity and it’s undeniable that there’s plenty of it our there for students of all academic abilities and areas. Today’s careers require a certain amount of schooling, which is just as undeniably expensive. Not surprisingly, students and their parents are on the lookout for every chance at a scholarship or resume bullet point.

College costs not always obvious

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Whether it be an overdraft charge on a debit card or a luxury fee for a second can of soda on a commercial airline, fees can show up when least expected. They might not be a big deal when consumers are aware of them, but what if they aren’t? What if even a huge investment like going to college could involve hidden fees that hike up the price significantly?

Mustangs peer into the uncertain future

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton was sworn in for a second term as President, the Florida Marlins were World Series champs, and University of Florida beat Florida State University by over three touchdowns in the 63rd Sugar Bowl. International relations have been permanently transformed since then, and so have the popularity of Third Eye Blind and Celine Dion.

A Guide to Summer Job Seeking for Students

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Whether students are looking to save for college or car insurance, summer vacation is an optimal time to become an active job-seeker. As former part-timers go off to college, they leave their positions behind. Naturally, restaurants and retailers alike need to fill these plentiful, yet limited positions.

Managing Student Stress

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – “As a high-school teacher, I see this fear of failing all the time. Students are so preoccupied with all that they have to do to get into college…They are over-scheduled, exhausted, and constantly anxious due to increased pressure for extra clubs, volunteer hours, and…forget getting anything other than an “A.”.

Learn about college prep exams before registering

Whether you’re still memorizing the campus layout or creating a short-list of colleges, it’s never a bad time to get to know your tests. Unfortunately, all this test jargon can fly over a lot of our heads. We here at Mustangs Ahead have crafted some FAQs to help you piece together the puzzle of post-secondary success.

LRHS golf offers community the opportunity to help

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS golf teams are preparing their annual fund-raiser. The 4th Annual State Champions Scramble will be held Saturday May 30 at the Royal Lakes Course at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. A shotgun start is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.. Outgoing LRHS boys golf coach Dave Frantz said purchasing a tee sign for $100 or fielding a team for $100 per person could go a long way in helping the Mustangs to continue competing locally as well as state-wide.

Former Mustang Reiter drafted into the NFL

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Making it to the athletic big time…the NFL, NBA, NHL, or whatever sport it may be, kids dream of it, teens talk about it, collegiate athletes work day in and day out for it. The odds are small, and every athlete at every level is completely aware of the fact. For former LRHS Mustang, University of South Florida Bull and now Washington Redskins offensive lineman Austin Reiter, these odds meant nothing.

Mustangs look forward to Rays’ new field boss

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – After the popular manager Joe Maddon parted ways with the Rays this fall, Tampa Bay has weighed many options on the subject of replacing him. With names like Dave Martinez and Manny Acta having been waved around, it may come as a bit of a surprise that they went with former MLB catcher Kevin Cash.

Pitiful Bucs mean less Mustang NFL interest

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Football is one of the great American sports. Whether it’s after Thanksgiving dinner, Monday night or Sunday afternoon, an NFL game is something everybody can enjoy. It requires, and creates, a certain morale and excitement. Usually, these qualities show through faith in the local team.


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