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Students of the Week

Isaiah Smith

September 3, 2019

  Aubrey Smith As a first year teacher at the school, Aubrey has always been cheerful and a big help in class when anything extra is needed to be done. I have counted on her and others to help with odd jobs in the room after their homework is completed. She is always willing to assis...

2018-19 Students of the Week

2018-19 Students of the Week

September 19, 2018

      Blake Penka "Blake has shown great leadership in Advisory. He sets a good example for underclassmen and helps motivate kids to do the activities." -Mr. Hofflinger   Jessica Nieto "Jessica is always positive and is working hard to make sure her Senior...

Senior Reflection: Eli Hutchinson

Senior Reflection: Eli Hutchinson

May 14, 2018

May has arrived, and so has the time to finish up homework, exams, and essays in earnest to ensure that I pass my classes and walk the stage for graduation. The four year trek through high school has been a journey of learning, new experiences, responsibilities, and freedoms. Looking back, the years seem to...

2017-18: Students of the Week

2017-18:  Students of the Week

April 30, 2018

  Nautika Richards "Nautika has grown so much this year. She has worked hard to excel in English assignments and effective communication. She is often labeled as a quiet and shy person, but Nautika has spoken up a lot this year and used her voice to express brilliance in topics duri...

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

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...

GBHS teacher inducted into the West Kansas NSDA Hall of Fame

GBHS teacher inducted into the West Kansas NSDA Hall of Fame

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

April 10, 2018

The West Kansas Chapter of the National Speech and Debate Association is proud to announce the induction of Barbara Watson, of Great Bend High School, into the West Kansas NSDA Hall of Fame. This is the highest recognition a speech and debate adviser can achieve in the West Kansas District Honor Soci...

Athletes moving on to bigger things

Athletes moving on to bigger things

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

February 15, 2018

These past year seniors, Aaron Clark, Carley Brack, Rodrigo Miranda, and Kerby Depenbusch have officially signed to play football, play basketball, play tennis, and run respectively. From participating in these sports when they were freshman in high school to now planning to participate as freshman in c...

GBHS Speech Places Fourth at Kinsley Tournament

GBHS Speech Places Fourth at Kinsley Tournament

January 29, 2018

The Great Bend speech team competed at the Kinsley’s speech tournament on Saturday, January 27th.  Four GBHS students competed.  They include Patrick Heath, Jalyn Lear, Geoffrey Pafford and Bailey Sandy.  Heath placed fourth in Humorous Solo Acting and fifth in Informative Speaking.  Lear placed ...

GBHS Debate Places 1st Overall

GBHS Debate Places 1st Overall

Mrs. Watson

October 30, 2017

Hoxie High School has not hosted a Debate tournament for 18 years and our team placed first in sweepstakes. What a feeling to know we left an impact in Hoxie for the first time since 1999. “I am proud of all and appreciate this tournament and the opportunity show them we are Great Bend,” said Geoffrey...

GBHS Debate Teams Place Again

GBHS Debate Teams Place Again

Mrs. Watson

October 23, 2017

The Great Bend high school debate squad competed at the Buhler Debate Tournament  on Saturday, October 21. Both debate teams placed at the tournament. Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy placed third. Jazmin Castellanos and Geoffrey Pafford placed seventh. 27 schools competed at the tournament. Castellanos...

JAG-K: America’s Future

JAG-K: America’s Future

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

October 17, 2017

JAG-K stands for Jobs for America’s Graduates- Kansas. This non-profit organization helps prepare students with multiple barriers to success. Specifically, JAG- K prepares students for postsecondary education or entering the workforce directly. This year, Great Bend High School has decided to add this organ...

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