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The 2018 FBLA Craft Festival

The 2018 FBLA Craft Festival

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

November 16, 2018


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

Last Saturday the Future Business Leaders of America held their 14th annual craft festival. Along with the craft festival the FBLA members also had a Bake Sale selling baked goods that the members made themselves. From cookies to cakes members brought in what they spent their hard earned time on to sell...

GBHS Debaters Win Both Divisions at Lyons Bring home 2nd place in Sweepstakes

GBHS Debaters Win Both Divisions at Lyons Bring home 2nd place in Sweepstakes

Mr. Heath

October 15, 2018


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

The wins keep piling up as the GBHS debate team earned first place in both the open and novice divisions and earned the second-place overall sweepstakes trophy at the Lyons Invitational Debate Tournament this weekend. Juniors, Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy posted five wins and zero losses in the open...

Panther Debaters Claim Third Place at Hays

Panther Debaters Claim Third Place at Hays

Mr. Heath

October 2, 2018


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

HAYS, KS (09/29/18) —Varsity debaters Daniel Abbott and Patrick Heath teamed up to earn 4 th place medals and lead the GBHS debate squad to a third-place sweepstakes trophy at the Arrowhead Classic debate tournament held at Hays High School last Saturday. Five panther duos travelled to Hays for...

GBHS Debate Team Kicks Off Season at Halstead Tournament

GBHS Debate Team Kicks Off Season at Halstead Tournament

Mr. Heath

September 24, 2018


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

Halstead— Sept. 16, 2018 — The coach is different, but the success is familiar as twelve GBHS debaters travelled to Halstead on Saturday to compete in the first debate tournament of the 2018 season. “I was really impressed with our debaters, particularly our novices, most of whom had never even...

The GBHS 2018 Halftime Show

The GBHS 2018 Halftime Show

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

September 20, 2018


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

Last Wednesday the GBHS Marching Band and Drumline went to the State Fair to be rated on this year's halftime show with the theme of John Williams Songs. Practicing since early August for the band, and early July for the Drumline, shows how much dedication they have to be as great as they can be. The...

Farewell, Great Bend High School

Farewell, Great Bend High School

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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

I started out high school confused with what I wanted to do and excited for what was to come. I remember hearing teachers and upperclassmen saying that high school would fly by, but I never listened to them. Now, as I count down the days towards graduation, I realize that what they had told me was absol...

Variety Show

Variety Show

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th at 7:00 pm, the music department will be having their annual Variety Show. After countless hours of preparation, many students are excited to finally open for the big show.  In the show, upperclassmen from the music department have the option to perform skits, solos, ens...

GBHS Speech Student is State Champion

GBHS Speech Student is State Champion

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

May 7, 2018


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

The 5A State Speech Tournament was held at Valley Center High School on Saturday, May 5. Junior Jalyn Lear was State Champion in Prose Interpretation. Lear received all first places in Finals by all of the judges. Four Great Bend High School forensics students competed in two events each and placed Tenth...

GBHS Speech Team Qualifies One to National Tournament as Coach Watson is Inducted to Coach’s Hall of Fame and Kim Heath Receives Recognition as Volunteer of the Year

GBHS Speech Team Qualifies One to National Tournament as Coach Watson is Inducted to Coach’s Hall of Fame and Kim Heath Receives Recognition as Volunteer of the Year

Edith Solorzano and Sayler Peplinski

April 26, 2018


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

The Great Bend High School speech team competed at the District National Qualifying Speech Tournament held at Buhler High School this past Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st, Sophomore Patrick Heath qualified to the National Tournament in Informative Speaking by placing 2nd.  All f...

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