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Students Of The Week

January 20, 2021

Another week of school provides another chance to honor two new students of the week: Maddix Pokorski and Mariana Castillo.  Maddix Pakorski is a sophomore this year, and his favorite thing about the...

Panther Debaters Bring Home Hardware from Clay Center

Panther Debaters Bring Home Hardware from Clay Center
December 7, 2020

Last weekend the Great Bend High Debaters competed in the Clay Center online debate invitational.  Twenty-four schools from across the state were represented.  The high school debaters faced competition...

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...

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....

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....

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...

A Weekend of Drama (Kansas Thespian Festival 2020)

A Weekend of Drama (Kansas Thespian Festival 2020)
January 14, 2020

The Kansas Thespian Festival is an annual conference for drama students who have been inducted in the International Thespian Society, an honor reserved for students who have participated in over a hundred...

Four GBHS Students Named Semi-finalists in WSU Scholarship Competition

Bayle Sandy, Daniel Abbott, Patrick Heath, and Dalton Dicks
$64K Scholarship on the Line
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. ...

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...

As You Wish

As You Wish
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...

GBHS Debate Competition Results

From left to right: CJ Gibson, Malachi Wasson, Daniel Abbott and Patrick Heath
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...

Local JAG-K students attend Leadership Development Conference in Wichita

L to R: Nicky Griffin, Rose Ledesma, Jennifer Hopkins (JAG–K Career Specialist), Bryce Hopkins, Blake Agnew, and Austin Miller
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...

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