Michael James Rogers

Critically acclaimed journalist

Lakewood Ranch

Michael James Rogers

Lakewood Ranch High School
17 years old



LRHS SGA announces new members

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The list of the 2017-18 Student Government Association (SGA) members has been released. The full list of the new members includes these in-coming juniors –.

Students and teachers see year-end differently

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For an LRHS student this time of the year, not much is going on outside the classroom in their school lives. Club activities have been low, athletic teams are doing their usual business, and since prom has come and passed, not many big school functions are taking place. Simply, not much is really happening at Lakewood Ranch High School for much of the student body.

Mustang seniors get graduation invitations

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – A team of Herff Jones representatives was stationed in the LRHS cafeteria today to distribute graduation announcement packages. Seniors who ordered the packages presented their student id’s during their scheduled lunches for pick-up. The package contains 100 formal announcements for family and friends.

LRHS robotics among the state’s tops

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS TSA robotics team is waiting to hear where they placed in the state finals on Friday, Feb. 17 in Tampa. The Mustangs placed in the top three in the final design contest, but the final results are still pending, and are expected to be in soon. TSA technology teacher and robotics Coach Ben Long said, “We are not entirely sure how we did.

Mustang boys advance through basketball playoffs

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS boys basketball team is advancing further into the state playoffs with a 72-34 defeat of Naples Gulf Coast in the Region 3 quarterfinals Thursday night at home. Starting the game out with a 25-0 run at the end of the first quarter, the Mustangs advanced to the regional semifinals.

Mustangs appreciate third quarter challenges

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The notorious third quarter of the school year has finally rolled around. Often viewed as the most rigorous, important, and seemingly longest quarter of the year, the third quarter is dreaded by many students. Infamously starting off with the return to school after winter break, it often gives students a rude awakening.

Waking up is hard to do (after long breaks), but students adjust

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – After coming back from break and getting back into a regular schedule, where do you go from there? Students received their report cards recently and for some it was a serious wake up call that they may need to change what they’re doing, and fast. Sophomore Jessica Rines said, “I wasn’t exactly happy with my grades, so I’m going to be paying a lot more attention in class and going to tutoring when I can.”.

Mustangs “in the pink” to mark breast cancer awareness

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – October is known across the US as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, or “Pink October.”. The month is devoted to raising awareness to breast cancer, and to raise money for research of it’s cause and cure. Be it local, or on national TV, you can expect to see a pink themed October.

Mustangs ready for some (college) football

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -College football bowl season is here and the sport is a growing pastime among Americans nationwide. Football games played between colleges are becoming more popular each season. For many, college football has become more enjoyable than the Nation Football League (NFL). Fans and alumni are often more personally and passionately involved in the games.

LRHS soccer teams enjoy winning November

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – During the Thanksgiving break, Lakewood Ranch’s boys and girls soccer teams brought home multiple wins and tie. The boys team dominated Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School at home 6-1 on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The following day they defeated Braden River 1-0, securing their sixth straight win and an undefeated record.

Mustang poets invited to share works

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Lakewood Ranch’s Speech and Debate club will hold their second annual LRHS poetry slam from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in room 600. All poetic Mustangs are encouraged to showcase their poetry in a friendly competition among fellow students. Last year’s poetry slam was held by English teacher Amanda Hargen’s creative writing club.

Mustangs React – Summer Olympics memorable

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Olympics is a tournament where the world’s strongest, fastest and most gifted athletes gather to make their marks in the greatest competition of mankind and bring gold and glory to their nations. This is the most prestigious sports tournament in which the best athletes of nations of the world compete in sporting events to win the highest athletic honor: the Olympic Gold medal.


Michael James Rogers

Michael "Mike" Rogers is the quintessential journalist, providing in-depth coverage of the best stories in Lakewood Ranch High School. The GOAT



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