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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

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 ...

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

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...

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...

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...

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