Panther Tales

Winter Homecoming 2018

Winter Homecoming 2018

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

Mindy Wittig What day of spirit week are you looking forward to most? -The Spirit day I am looking forward to the most is Red and Black, because everyone can participate and show their school spirit What was your reaction when you found out that you were nominated? -When I found out I was nominated, I was...

Thankfulness from the GBHS Panther Tales staff

Thankfulness from the GBHS Panther Tales staff

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

November 21, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Student Life

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holidays remind us of all the different things we should be thankful for, so the panther tales staff has written short statements of what we are thankful for. Sayler Peplinski  I am thankful for my mother who always supports me and helps me make m...

Seniors in Fall Sports

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

November 21, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, Uncategorized

With the end of fall sports, many seniors find themselves at the end of their high school sports career. For many this will be the last time they will ever play in a team competitively, so we asked seniors in each fall sport to tell us what the highlight was of their sports career. Girls Golf team...

Throwback: The history of Girls’ and Boys’ State

Throwback: The history of Girls’ and Boys’ State

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Student Life

In the April 1986, edition of the Panther Tales, an article covers a story about the students participating in Girls’ and Boys’ State. Thirty-one years later the tradition to send boys and girls to both of these programs remains strong for Great Bend High School. This past summer Robert Frizell atte...

GBHS Debate Places 1st Overall

GBHS Debate Places 1st Overall

Mrs. Watson

October 30, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News, Panther Success, Showcase

Hoxie High School has not hosted a Debate tournament for 18 years and our team placed first in sweepstakes. What a feeling to know we left an impact in Hoxie for the first time since 1999. “I am proud of all and appreciate this tournament and the opportunity show them we are Great Bend,” said Geoffrey...

GBHS Debate Teams Place Again

GBHS Debate Teams Place Again

Mrs. Watson

October 23, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News, Panther Success, Showcase, Student Life

The Great Bend high school debate squad competed at the Buhler Debate Tournament  on Saturday, October 21. Both debate teams placed at the tournament. Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy placed third. Jazmin Castellanos and Geoffrey Pafford placed seventh. 27 schools competed at the tournament. Castellanos...

2017 Marching Band WAC

2017 Marching Band WAC

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Student Life

On Monday the 2017 marching band WAC competition was held in Hays and the GBHS Marching Band went and brought back a rating of a 2, “I'm okay with it, it wasn't our best show we could've done better, but I'm okay with it” said Priscilla Ramirez. Every section of the band is rated differently and...

Throwback; The Drummers of GBHS

Throwback; The Drummers of GBHS

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

In the issue of the 1985 Panther Tales an article speaks of how well known and heard percussion is in the halls of GBHS. This still has not changed with the crowds cheering every time the Great Bend High School Drumline finishes their feature: What Shall We Do. This is the first year that the Drumline...

JAG-K: America’s Future

JAG-K: America’s Future

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Panther Success, Showcase, Student Life

JAG-K stands for Jobs for America’s Graduates- Kansas. This non-profit organization helps prepare students with multiple barriers to success. Specifically, JAG- K prepares students for postsecondary education or entering the workforce directly. This year, Great Bend High School has decided to add this organ...

GBHS Debate Places 1st & 2nd

Mrs. Watson

October 9, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News, Panther Success, Spotlight, Student Life

The Great Bend High School Debate Squad brought 2 debate teams to the Sterling debate tournament on Saturday, October 7. The teams placed first and second overall in the junior varsity division. Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy placed first overall with the perfect 5–0 win/loss record.  Jazmin...

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