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Local JAG-K students attend Leadership Development Conference in Wichita

Local JAG-K students attend Leadership Development Conference in Wichita

November 5, 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...

Panther Jazz Band Students Headed to SWKMEA

Panther Jazz Band Students Headed to SWKMEA

November 5, 2019

The Panther Band had three students selected to the SWKMEA (Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association) District Honor Jazz Band.  The students, all members of the Panther Jazz Band, that will attend are Dalton Dicks on Trombone, Sienna Cauley on Bass, and August Siefkes on Piano.  They will travel...

Breaking the Record

Breaking the Record

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

October 24, 2019

After several years of weight lifting, Senior Joanna Sanchez finally achieved her goal of breaking a school record. Last Thursday on October 10th, Sanchez broke the school record with a back squat lift of 310 lbs. The previous record of 300lb had been unbeatable since 2004, so this just shows Sanchez's...

GBHS Students Named Kansas Honor Scholars

GBHS Students Named Kansas Honor Scholars

Special to Panther Tales

October 8, 2019

The Kansas Honor Scholars from the Class of 2020 have been announced. These students represent the top 10% of their class based on grades earned through the end of their junior year.  Twenty Great Bend High School Seniors were among those recognized at a reception on Monday evening at the Stoneridg...

Student Band’s Rise to Fame

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 7, 2019

"Rage Against Reality" is a student led band that includes Ethan Reneau, drummer; Thain Bowman, bass; and Gavin Young, vocal and guitar. The idea was born back in Reneau and Young's middle school days- the only problem was finding another member and getting them to stay. The band practices at the ag buildi...

Panther Pride Band Earns a Great Rating at K-State Festival

Panther Pride Band Earns a Great Rating at K-State Festival

Lucy Mitchell

October 4, 2019

On September 28th, the Panther Pride Band joined over 30 other bands attending the Central States Marching Festival at Kansas State University. The bands had two major setbacks at the festival: it was a rainy day, delaying the bands' performance, and the performance itself was earlier in the season th...

Students of the Week

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Miranda Long "Even though she has had a rough start this year, she is always working hard. She brings a smile on her face every morning. She is always willing to give to others in need."   Trey Buffington "Since school has started, Trey shows up early ready to learn each day. He is hel...

Great Bend Debate Wins First Place Sweepstakes Trophy at Halstead

Great Bend  Debate Wins First Place Sweepstakes Trophy at Halstead

Special to Panther Tales

September 30, 2019

This past weekend, Panther debaters earned 13 wins and just 7 losses to capture the first place sweepstakes trophy at the Halstead Invitational. The GBHS squad was led by Seniors, Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy.  The pair went undefeated against teams from Wichita Collegiate, Buhler, Hoisington, Abilene...

Great Bend Debaters bring home awards at first tournament of the season

Great Bend Debaters bring home awards at first tournament of the season

Kim Heath, GBHS Debate Coach

September 24, 2019

The Great Bend High School Debate Team earned 4th place honors out of 14 schools at the Hays High School Arrowhead Debate Invitational this past Saturday, September 21, 2019.   This week’s competition marked the opening of the 2019 debate season which will focus on the need for US arms sales to foreign...

Students of the Week

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

September 24, 2019

Hayden Ensley "Hayden has been very helpful in handing back work and asks clarifying questions that are helpful to all" - Mr. Lewis Blake Agnew "Even though I haven't had Blake in class since he was a freshman, I am continually amazed by his kindness to his peers and teachers. He goes out ...

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