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Working Like a Dog

Working Like a Dog

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Service dogs have two key purposes: protect and help their owner in the day to day tasks that that person may not be able to do with impairments. Having a hearing impairment comes with a lot of difficulties. That is why dogs like Haven, who visited the Small Animal Management Class this semester, are...

A Leap Into Her Future

A Leap Into Her Future

Justina Coronado, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017


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Young Senior Struggles to Finish High School Early Her ambition and determination get her over the bar, not only in high jump, but also in the struggle of finishing high school early - one year ahead, to be exact. "I decided to graduate early in January," now senior Charity Perry said. "Because I'...

Chasing Dreams, Helping Others

Chasing Dreams, Helping Others

Leslie Germany, Editor

March 7, 2017


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His slow easy-going walk is recognizable and is always accompanied by his relaxed posture and loud voice. But, no matter how bad his day has been, or how tired he feels, senior Jeff Marshall will have a smile on his face and will do his best to make everyone around him laugh. Marshall, also known as...

Bringing Unity, Looking Ahead

Bringing Unity, Looking Ahead

Chandra Rice, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


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As the song "May We All" by the Florida Georgia Line group plays in the background, Senior Leslie Germany types with intensity, getting what she needs to do done, modeling what to do for the team she brings together and leads daily. It's not homework, she's working on, though, she's helping her fellow...

Finding His ‘Way’ Land

Finding His ‘Way’ Land

Ginna Miller, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Features, GTTV, Showcase

Article Update - Scroll to the bottom of this article for a video of Carson Ritter representing the Groom FCA at the 2017 Panhandle FCA Victory Banquet on Feb. 26 at the Amarillo Civic Center. He also received the Panhandle FCA Male Athlete of the Year award and scholarship. In the midst of Tigers young...

Family Times, Outdoors Fires Senior’s Passions

Family Times, Outdoors Fires Senior’s Passions

Justina Coronado, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017


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You may know senior Cody Kling as No. 44 on the football field or a leader in FFA, but there's more to him outside of Groom High School. Kling is passionate about family, the outdoors, driving his pickup, hunting and fishing. He's also a member of the Teen Youth Ministry youth group at the Catholic...

Old Tradition Returns To Groom

Old Tradition Returns To Groom

Caroline Britten, Feature

February 10, 2017


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A bucket filled with girls' names passes from boy to boy. That name that highlights each individual sheet drawn must be kept a secret for an entire week. For the first time in three years, the '16-'17 student council has brought back 'Big Brother, Little Sister' week to Groom halls. The two-time-a-year...

Blazing a Career Path

Blazing a Career Path

Leslie Germany, Editor

January 25, 2017


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Between football, basketball, one act play and student council, senior Mason Miller barely has time to do his homework, yet, he's added fuel to his own fire. Actually, he's putting them out, fires, that is. Miller is the newest member of the Groom Volunteer Fire Department. "When I was younger I wanted...

Growing Up Groom

Growing Up Groom

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017


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Juandelle Ritter, also known as "grandmother," watches her many great-grandchildren through the years as they participate in on some of the same sports teams she once competed on herself at Groom ISD. According to her grandchildren, grandmother is one of their biggest supporters as she makes sure...

Decades of Dedication – Frances Payton

Decades of Dedication – Frances Payton

Caroline Britten, Features Editor

January 12, 2017


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For more than three decades, she has watched thousands of children walk through the halls of Groom. As a matter of fact, a few more than a hundred a year - this year about 151, give or take a new person here and there. Frances Payton knows Groom school - all of it. Payton took her first title at...

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