Panther Tales

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 that preserve Kansas’s local competition circuits during the pandemic.   Across the state, school...

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. Senior, Patrick Heath led the Panthers with three medals: 1st place in Informative Speaking, 2nd Place...

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. It was attended by around 180 students from 17 Kansas high schools. At Model UN conferences, students...

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 first tournament of the 2020 season. The tournament featured forensics teams from 12 schools. The ...

A Weekend of Drama (Kansas Thespian Festival 2020)

A Weekend of Drama (Kansas Thespian Festival 2020)

CJ Gibson, Editor

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 hours of theatre work over the course of high school. Over 1,600 students attended the festival this weekend, Jan. 9-11, at Hyatt Regency Wichita, growing their theatre knowledge by...

Four GBHS Students Named Semi-finalists in WSU Scholarship Competition

Bayle Sandy, Daniel Abbott, Patrick Heath, and Dalton Dicks

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 ...

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...

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

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 5th. In the varsity division, Daniel Abbott and Patrick Heath placed 3rd. A different small group of...

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 Development Conference is a great opportunity for our students to attend presentations on topics...

Panther Debate Victorious at Boot Hill Classic in Dodge City

Back Row --CJ Gibson, Maddix Pokorski, Isaiah Smith; Second Row -- Skylar Fletcher, Malachi
Wasson, Xanna Smith, Kenia Balderama; Front Row -- Katria Kindscher.

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

L to R: Dalton Dicks, August Siefkes, and Sienna Cauley.

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...

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