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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

Four GBHS Students Named Semi-finalists in WSU Scholarship Competition

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...

The Nuts & Bolts of Robotics Club

The Nuts & Bolts of Robotics Club

CJ Gibson, Editor

November 19, 2019

Last year, Robotics Club wasn't gearing up so well. They only had one robot built for competition. Now, everyone is working hard to ensure that the team keeps improving. "We're doing great so far," Mayra Ramirez, president of Robotics Club says, "We have a lot more people that have been coming in...

As You Wish

As You Wish

Isaiah Smith, Writer

November 15, 2019

This year, Drama Club sponsor and play director Holly Johnson decided to take on the classic novel and film, The Princess Bride, for the Great Bend High School fall play. The play will be on November 16th and 17th, with showings at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm each day. Tickets can bought from members of the D...

GBHS Debate Competition Results

GBHS Debate Competition Results

November 15, 2019

On November 9th, a small representation of the Great Bend High School Debate Squad competed at Salina Central’s Debate Tournament. In the junior varsity division, CJ Gibson and Malachi Wasson placed 5th. In the varsity division, Daniel Abbott and Patrick Heath placed 3rd. A different small group of...

The Power of Change Challenge

The Power of Change Challenge

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Starting this Wednesday, a challenge called "The Power of Change" will begin. The challenge is brought to you by the Random Acts of Kindness club, or RAK. Freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and staff will compete against each other by putting spare change into their individual jars in the commons...

Local JAG-K students attend Leadership Development Conference in Wichita

Local JAG-K students attend Leadership Development Conference in Wichita

November 6, 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...

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