Groom Tiger Times

Working Like a Dog

Freshman Katelyn Burger reaches out to hearing-service dog Haven. Haven's owner, Bill Rupert, rewarded her for staying still while small-animal management students pet her.

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

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

Senior Charity Perry high jumps at the Lefors track meet on Friday, March 3, and places third. Track is one of the many things that Perry has participated in throughout her years at Groom.

Justina Coronado, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

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

Senior Jeff Marshall runs out of the huddle before his last home basketball game against White Deer. In his three years at Groom School, Jeff has participated in the following activities: football, basketball, track, tennis, one act play, UIL Social Studies and FFA.

Leslie Germany, Editor

March 7, 2017

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

As the editor of the school's online student news site, senior Leslie Germany works to

Chandra Rice, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017

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

Feb. 17,  senior Carson Ritter will be signing with Wayland Baptist University to play college football tomorrow, Feb. 17, in the GHS auditorium. Ritter plans on going into pre-med and then hopes to get accepted into medical school.

Ginna Miller, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

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

Senior Cody Kling welds during his dual credit college course. Kling is passionate about family, the outdoors, driving his pickup, hunting and fishing. He's also a member of the Teen Youth Ministry  group at the Catholic church here in Groom.

Justina Coronado, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

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

Junior Jamey Germany pulls out a heart from her locker.

Caroline Britten, Feature

February 10, 2017

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

Senior Mason Miller picks up a hose on the back of one of the fire trucks at the Groom Volunteer Fire Department. Miller's  dream of becoming a fire fighter is something he's wanted for quite some time.

Leslie Germany, Editor

January 25, 2017

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

The Ritter kids smile for a family picture. The Ritters are one of the many families in Groom ISD that have four generations.

Kaylie Ritter, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

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

Mrs. Frances Payton hugs Superintendent Jay Lamb after receiving her ring at the ring ceremony. Jostens paid for Payton's ring, honoring her 36 years at Groom school.

Caroline Britten, Features Editor

January 12, 2017

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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