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Student Profile: Grooms


February 28, 2007

Iris Grooms is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Roger and Kim Grooms.

What is your most prized possession? I was given a plain heart-shaped box on my 14th birthday. I was told to decorate it and put things in it that would remind me of who I was and where I came from. When I look into it, I recall all the people and things that have contributed to who I am today.

Who is your hero and why? It is a three-way tie between my parents and foster mom. I know and appreciate their willingness and the sacrifices they made to make sure my siblings and I developed into people of character.

Tell us about a happy time. My first All-State Choir experience brought me happiness because I had previously never experienced something so musical and intense rolled into one event.

What do you envision your life being like in 10 years? In school pursuing a doctorate.

What is your favorite quote? “Don’t just make a difference in your world, make your world different.”

Honors received: Who’s Who Among American High School Students, USAA Science and Social Studies Award, New Mexico Music Educators All-State Mixed Choir (two years), Gregg Burch Scholarship, Student Rotarian, Senior Superlatives, Senior Standout, Most Improved Tennis Player, All-American Scholar At-Large (USAA).

Offices held: Junior class and senior class representative

School activities: CHS choir, chamber choir, tennis, improvisational theater, student council, National Honor Society, Chess Club.

Church/Community Activities: Faith Christian Family Church Youth Singing Team, Matt 25 Hope Center.

Hobbies: Singing, exercising and creative writing.

Future plans: I plan to attend college, earn a doctorate, start a family and go further.

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