Groom Tiger Times

2013-2014 Staff

Matthew Bowen

Matthew Bowen is an 18-year-old senior Groom ISD. He loves broadcasting at school and producing the live TNT packages every Friday. This is Matthew's sixth year in journalism, and the fifth year in the broadcast department. He...

K’Leigh Keesee

Senior K'Leigh Keesee, the daughter of Jerod and Tami Keesee, spends most of her time in the journalism room. This is K'Leigh's sixth year in yearbook and the online newspaper and third in broadcast. Keesee edits the yearbook...

Leslie Germany

Senior Leslie Germany is the 18-year-old daughter of Gracie Germany of White Deer. Leslie has attended Groom Independent School District for five years and has helped with the online newspaper and yearbook for three years. Germany...

Carson Ritter

Carson Ritter is a senior at Groom ISD. He is an active member in extracurricular activities. He has participated in all Varsity sports for the past 4 years and was a member of the UIL team last year. Carson is very active in...

Madison Friemel

Madison Friemel is the daughter of Justin and Jessica Britten. She is 15 years old. Going on her fourth year of publications, she is working as photo editor. Outside of journalism, Friemel likes to play a number of sports, including...

Justin Cornell

Senior Justin Cornell in Groom High School is a cartoonist and weatherman for the school's online newspaper. His most well-known comic is called "The Misadventures of Mike and Jack," which is about two roommates who are always...

Renee Payne

Renee Alyssa Payne is the 17-year-old daughter of Chasity Payne. Renee serves as a newspaper staff writer and a yearbook staff member at Groom High School. Senior Renee participates in cheerleading, basketball, track, and tennis....

Cari Weinheimer

Cari Weinheimer is a senior student this year at Groom High School. She plans on continuing last year’s online novel, Trapped, with her uniquely-titled sequel, Trapped 2. Along with her novel, Cari hopes to become more invol...

Andrew Ingle

Andrew Ingle is the 17-year-old son of Judith and Jerome Ingle. He is a senior at GHS and has attended Groom ISD since second grade. He runs cross country and track, and he has qualified for regionals every year he has competed...

Wesley Froese

Wesley Froese is 15 years old, and attends GHS as a sophomore. He has attended Groom ISD since first grade. Wesley participates in basketball, football, tennis and track. He enjoys playing video games and hanging out with friends...

Mason Miller

Sophomore Mason Miller likes journalism and spends time thinking about the newspaper. He enjoys being with his partners in class. They work hard on their stories and do a lot of interviews. Miller enjoys helping his classmates...

Renee Payne

Renee Payne loves and enjoys going to Groom ISD. Family is her No.1 priority. Her accomplishments to date include making it to regional track in the mile relay. She participates in cross country, basketball, track, UIL journalism,...

Blake Weinheimer

Freshman Blake Weinheimer plays basketball and is new to journalism. Editor's Note: The humble and short bio above was written by reporter Blake Weinheimer. He died February 23, 2014. He will be, and already is, missed. Here...

Mickayla Cook

Freshman Mickayla Cook, is a 15-year-old reporter for The Times of The Tiger. She loves to read, write and take photos. Mickayla moved to Groom in August 2013.

Cody Kling

Sophomore, Cody Kling, plays football and runs track. He also likes the outdoors and enjoys driving his truck. He has two sisters, one’s in second grade, and one is a senior in college. He goes to Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic...

Kaden Bennett

Freshman Kaden "KK" Bennett goes to school at Groom ISD. He will graduate in  2017. After graduation, Bennett plans to be a taxidermists. He also enjoys racing dirt bikes and plans to get up to the pro level in racing. Currently,...

Kylie Pickering

I'm Kylie Pickering, currently a sophomore at Groom High School. I'm the photo editor for The Times of The Tiger newspaper and for The Tiger yearbook.

Lisa Musser Roskens

Lisa Musser Roskens has taught at Groom School for more than 17 years. Prior to coming here, she worked as a full-time journalist, stay-at-home mom and freelance writer.   This school year will be her seventh to teach scholastic...

Vidal Ybarra

Vidal Ybarra,  currently a senior at Groom High School, has lived in Groom, Texas,  since Dec. 24, 2004. He is the son of Faye and John Ybarra. Vidal is an associate editor for The Times of the Tiger online newspaper and a me...

Zach Holloway

Zach Holloway, editor of  The Times of the Tiger online newspaper,  is a Senior at Groom High School. He also serves as president of the GHS Student Council and as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes....

Alan Bush

Alan Bush is a junior at Groom. He has been attending Groom since his freshmen year. Although he did not take place in any extracurricular  activities during his freshmen year (which he regrets), he has participated in football,...

Katelin Weller

Katelin Weller is a senior and editor of the 2013-2014 Groom Yearbook. She participates in journalism hoping to use it in my future career. She can't wait to make this year's newspaper and yearbook the best one yet!

Stephanie Holloway

Stephanie Holloway attended Ropes High School, received her Bachelors of Science in Education at Lubbock Christian University, and is married with two children.

Cari Weinheimer

I’m trying something new this year so bear with me. Instead of doing a regular weekly column I will be sending out a chapter of a novel every other week. To twist things up a bit after each chapter there will be a question d...

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