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Local JAG-K students attend Leadership Development Conference in Wichita

Local JAG-K students attend Leadership Development Conference in Wichita

November 5, 2019

WICHITA – Jobs for America’s Graduates-Kansas (JAG-K) students from Great Bend High School attended the JAG-K Leadership Development Conference last week at Wichita State University. “The Leadership Development Conference is a great opportunity for our students to attend presentations on topics...

Panther Debate Victorious at Boot Hill Classic in Dodge City

Panther Debate Victorious at Boot Hill Classic in Dodge City

November 5, 2019

Young debaters excelled at the Boot Hill Classic in Dodge City on Saturday, November 2nd. Great Bend High School took home the sweepstakes trophy by having the best combined record across both the varsity and novice divisions. While there were eight schools entered in the tournament, it became clear...

The Panther Pride Marching Band’s Season

The Panther Pride Marching Band’s Season

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

November 5, 2019

The Panther Pride Marching Band has concluded its season.  They performed in the Hoisington Labor Day parade, a 123 year tradition in Central Kansas.  They also traveled to the Kansas State Fair as part of Kansas’ Largest Classroom, where the Panther Pride is a perennial favorite, earning ratings of I-...

Panther Jazz Band Students Headed to SWKMEA

Panther Jazz Band Students Headed to SWKMEA

November 5, 2019

The Panther Band had three students selected to the SWKMEA (Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association) District Honor Jazz Band.  The students, all members of the Panther Jazz Band, that will attend are Dalton Dicks on Trombone, Sienna Cauley on Bass, and August Siefkes on Piano.  They will travel...

The Library’s New Makerspace

The Library’s New Makerspace

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Beginning Tuesday, November 5th, there will be a new activity to take part in in the GBHS library. For $1.50, you can make a custom pop socket with many different decorative media: a color printer, paint, glitter, glue, vintage buttons, old book pages, and more. The Makerspace will be open before and...

WAC Marching Festival

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 29, 2019

The WAC Marching Festival was held on Tuesday, October 22nd at Dodge City. Our Great Bend High School band attended and performed their show, "The Remakes and the YouTube Famous." They received a 2 rating at the competition. This will conclude the band's marching season, and they will start working on...

Breaking the Record

Breaking the Record

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

October 24, 2019

After several years of weight lifting, Senior Joanna Sanchez finally achieved her goal of breaking a school record. Last Thursday on October 10th, Sanchez broke the school record with a back squat lift of 310 lbs. The previous record of 300lb had been unbeatable since 2004, so this just shows Sanchez's...

Spooktober

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

October 21, 2019

It's that time of year again: It's time for spooks!!! The city of Great Bend, Eagle Communications, and KSN are putting on the annual ZooBoo. This event has taken place every year before Halloween, with this year it being on October 26, 2019. Christina Hayes, Community Coordinator, said, "When I was...

GBHS Debaters take 2nd place at the Lyons Invitational Tournament

GBHS Debaters take 2nd place at the Lyons Invitational Tournament

Special to Panther Tales

October 15, 2019

The Great Bend High School debate squad continued their winning ways on Saturday, October 12.  The team took 2nd place out of a 22 school field at the Lyons Invitational Debate Tournament. Leading the squad with 5 wins and 0 losses were seniors, Bayle Sandy and Patrick Heath.  They now have 10 wi...

STUCO Bonfire

STUCO Bonfire

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 15, 2019

The STUCO Bonfire is an annual event that is held at the Great Bend Expo Complex during October. Lots of students gather to enjoy music, dancing, food, and of course: the bonfire. Throughout the years, old cars have been donated to be hit with a sledgehammer. With the proper protective gear, students...

Panther Pride Band Earns a Great Rating at K-State Festival

Panther Pride Band Earns a Great Rating at K-State Festival

Lucy Mitchell

October 4, 2019

On September 28th, the Panther Pride Band joined over 30 other bands attending the Central States Marching Festival at Kansas State University. The bands had two major setbacks at the festival: it was a rainy day, delaying the bands' performance, and the performance itself was earlier in the season th...

Girl’s Golf

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 3, 2019

The Great Bend High School girl's golf team has been teeing up a storm this year. The team currently has three girls competing for individual WAC honors, and according to coach Travis McAtee, all of the girls have "great chemistry and support." The girl's team has been competing very well this season...

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