Panther Tales

Great Bend Debaters Place Third at Cougar Classic

GBHS Debaters:  Hazel Stoddard, Adeline Dougherty, Katria Kindscher, Thomas Hendrickson

October 18, 2020

This past weekend the Panther debaters continued their successful virtual debate season in an 18 school online competition sponsored by Salina South. GBHS sophomores Adeline Dougherty & Katria Kindscher placed third in the Junior Varsity division.  They were victorious over Topeka Seaman, Ro...

Your Panthers’ Homecoming Game

Graduated Great Bend Panther Gage Fritz escapes a tackle in 2019 Liberal game.

Kynslee White, Panther Tales Staff

October 9, 2020

Attention all Great Bend High Students. Tonight is the big Homecoming game. Your Great Bend Panthers will be playing the Liberal Redskins. The theme of this game is red and black so make sure to come in your best panther gear. During half time, we will have the crowning of your homecoming queen and kin...

GBHS Debaters Place at Inaugural Ad Astra Debate tournament

Top to Bottom, Left to Right:  Ryan Armendariz & Dathan Proffitt, Katria Kindscher & Addy Dougherty, Angel Palacio & Thomas Henrikson, Xanna Smith & Raven Pafford-Marcum, Skylar Fletcher & Isaiah Smith, Olivia Roberson & Alondra Alvarez

October 4, 2020

This past Saturday the Panther debate squad entered a virtual Varsity, JV, and Novice contest sponsored by Ad Astra Debate.  The Ad Astra organization was formed by coaches in Wichita to host contests that preserve Kansas’s local competition circuits during the pandemic.   Across the state, school...

Club Fair Information and A Sneak Peak of What’s to Come

Club Fair Information and A Sneak Peak of What's to Come

Olivia Roberson, Reporter

September 11, 2020

Incoming freshman and Veteran students at GBHS, if you are looking for a breakthrough of joy and excitement during this horrendous pandemic, look for hope in clubs this year! Next week the 14th-18th the club fair will take place to explore the options you have available.   Although some clubs are going to be a bit di...

GBHS Forensics Team Stays Busy… and Successful!

Picture #1 – Sterling 3rd Place Sweepstakes team – Back row:  Patrick Heath, Hayden Honomichl, Bryce Hopkins, Dalton Ruble, Isaiah Smith, and Thain Bowman.  Front row: Malachi Wasson, Adeline Dougherty, Katria Kindscher, Bayle Sandy, and Kenia Balderrama

February 10, 2020

Great Bend High School took home the third-place trophy on Saturday, February 8th, earning more points than 22 of the 24 other schools attending the Sterling High School Invitational Speech Tournament. Senior, Patrick Heath led the Panthers with three medals: 1st place in Informative Speaking, 2nd Place...

The 2020 Father Daughter Dance

The 2020 Father Daughter Dance

February 3, 2020

On February 29th, students of the Business Communications class at Great Bend High School will host a Father Daughter Dance from 6:30 to 9:00. The dance is dedicated to building and honoring "the close bonds between the father and daughter", as described by an email sent out to the students of GBHS....

GBHS Debates World Issue at Model UN

Back Row: Brooke Lewis, CJ Gibson, Isaiah Smith, Maddix Pokoroski, Malachi
Wasson, Dustin Emig, Dalton Dicks, Gavin Hirsch, Daniel Abbott Front Row: Xanna Smith, Adeline Dougherty, Breanne Allen, Skylar Fletcher, Katria Kindscher, Bayle Sandy

January 28, 2020

Great Bend High School’s forensics team recently attended the annual Model United Nations Conference at Wichita State University. The conference was held in the Rhatigan Student Center on WSU’s campus. It was attended by around 180 students from 17 Kansas high schools. At Model UN conferences, students...

GBHS Forensics Team Takes 2nd at Kinsley

Back Row:  Bryce Hopkins, Isaiah Smith, Malachi Wasson, Hayden Honomichl, Patrick Heath,
Maddix Pokoroski, CJ Gibson, Brooke Lewis.
Front Row:  Kenia Balderama, Bayle Sandy, Katria Kindscher, Adeline Dougherty, Breanne Allen and
Xanna Smith.

January 28, 2020

The Great Bend High School Panther Forensics team captured 2 nd in sweepstakes behind Buhler High School and brought home 14 individual medals this past weekend. The squad traveled to Kinsley for their first tournament of the 2020 season. The tournament featured forensics teams from 12 schools. The ...

Crazy 8s Math Club is Radical

Crazy 8s Math Club is Radical

CJ Gibson, Editor

January 20, 2020

On January 16, the Great Bend Public Library launched the first installment of a new eight week program, taught by GBHS students. Each Thursday at 6:00 p.m., aspiring teachers in the club Educators Rising will teach local children math skills through activities while increasing their own experience as...

Winter Break

Winter Break

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

January 9, 2020

Winter break lasted from the 19th of December to the 5th of January. Many students enjoyed the longer break this year as opposed to the past years. Sophomore Laura Daniel says, "I stayed in my house on Christmas break and used my mini projector." Junior Ruth Williams says, "My family and I hosted...

Four GBHS Students Named Semi-finalists in WSU Scholarship Competition

Bayle Sandy, Daniel Abbott, Patrick Heath, and Dalton Dicks

December 10, 2019

Four Great Bend  High School seniors have been named semi-finalists in Wichita State University’s Harry Gore Memorial Scholarship competition. Each of these students will receive $4,000 to attend WSU.  The semi-finalists were chosen out of a pool of about 700 students from across the country during ...

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