Panther Tales

Panthers Place Third at Lyons Forensics Tournament

Back row:  Xanna Smith, Raven Pafford-Marcum, Skylar Fletcher, Adeline Dougherty, Bayle Sandy, Breanne Allen

Front row:  Malachi Wasson, Maddix Pokorski, Dalton Dicks, Isaiah Smith, Thain Bowman, Dustin Emig

February 25, 2020

The Great Bend High School Forensics Team broke 11 entries to into finals at Lyons and finished third in team sweepstakes out of 25 schools. On Friday, the team participated in Congressional Debate at Lyons High School. Great Bend lead speakers were Dalton Dicks who placed 4th and Isaiah Smith who pl...

GBHS has a Strong Showing at the Cougar Classic Forensic Tournament

Back row – Xanna Smith, CJ Gibson, Isaiah Smith, Bryce Hopkins, Daniel Abbott, Patrick Heath

Front row – Bayle Sandy, Kenia Balderrama, Jessy Moeder and Malachi Wasson

February 19, 2020

The Great Bend High School speech team finished 6th out of an 18-school field this past weekend at Salina South at a very competitive meet.  The tournament drew schools from as far away as Lansing, Dodge City, Blue Springs, Missouri and Jenks, Oklahoma. Salina South will be the host of the 5A stat...

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 ...

2019 Math Relays

2019 Math Relays

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

November 26, 2019

The 41st annual Math Relays, hosted by the Mathematics and the Computer Science Departments at Fort Hays University, was held on Thursday, Nov. 14. In order to show off its students' math skills, GBHS brought eighteen students to compete at this rigorous tournament. With over 600 students from 1A to...

Great Bend Debaters Stay Busy!

November 25, 2019

Over the last two weekends, the Great Bend Debate team has been representing at Buhler on the 16th and Haven on the 23rd. In the novice division at Buhler, Adeline Dougherty and Katria Kindshcher won 3 rounds and lost 2. Skylar Fletcher and Dalton Ruble were in the open division and also won 3 and lost...

Western Kansas Orchestra Festival

Western Kansas Orchestra Festival

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

November 21, 2019

Western Kansas Orchestra Festival (WKOF) is an event of which orchestras from western Kansas come together in one of the schools and perform. This is the 3rd time Great Bend High School has hosted WKOF, the others taking place in 2001 and 2013, although there may have been a time GBHS hosted it before...

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