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2017-18: Students of the Week

2017-18:  Students of the Week

January 9, 2018


Filed under Panther Success, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

  Kerby Depenbusch "Kerby is one of the most polite and courteous young men I know. He thinks of others before himself, works hard in class, always greets those he passes in the hallway, and even opens doors for ladies!" -Ms. Strickland      Savannah Kennon "Sa...

GBHS Debate Places 1st Overall

GBHS Debate Places 1st Overall

Mrs. Watson

October 30, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News, Panther Success, Showcase

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


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News, Panther Success, Showcase, Student Life

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


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Panther Success, Showcase, Student Life

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...

GBHS Debate Places 1st & 2nd

Mrs. Watson

October 9, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News, Panther Success, Spotlight, Student Life

The Great Bend High School Debate Squad brought 2 debate teams to the Sterling debate tournament on Saturday, October 7. The teams placed first and second overall in the junior varsity division. Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy placed first overall with the perfect 5–0 win/loss record.  Jazmin...

Seniors’ Plans for the Future

Seniors’ Plans for the Future

Abby Stiner, Editor/Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight

As the end of school year is approaching, seniors have their plans for next year on their minds. These are some of the Class of 2016’s plans for the future: Brittani Weers: Complete Advanced Individual Training for the Army National Guard in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri Bethany Reiser: Go to Ba...

FBLA…State Bound!

FBLA…State Bound!

Brittani Weers, Editor/Writer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight

At the District FBLA Competition, fourteen of twenty-four students of Great Bend High School qualified to compete at the State Leadership Conference. Of the fourteen, eight are first time qualifiers, two went to Nationals last year, and one qualified to compete in each event she participated in at Di...

Students of the Week – Jared Divis & Emily Bond

Students of the Week – Jared Divis & Emily Bond

October 12, 2015


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight

This week's students of the week are Jared Divis and Emily Bond. Jared has been coming in early to get more work. He is my aide and has the primary job of working for teachers and the school to make signs, plaques, and trophies with the laser engraver. He does a fantastic job.  He works well wit...

Students of the Week – Garrett Roddey & Hunter Ruppe

Students of the Week – Garrett Roddey & Hunter Ruppe

October 7, 2015


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight, Student Life

This week's students of the week are Garrett Roddey and Hunter Ruppe. I have had Garrett in class for two years and he lifts me up by his respect toward the curriculum and the way he helps others and at the same time respects himself.  His parents have taught him what a lot of parents have failed ...

Students of the Week – Carley Brack & Danielle Jordan

Students of the Week – Carley Brack & Danielle Jordan

September 28, 2015


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight, Uncategorized

This week's students of the week are Carley Brack and Danielle Jordan. Carley is trustworthy and fair. She helps to show others that she really cares about her friends. She knows what's right, what's good and she does the things we know we should do. Assumes responsibility for her own learning,...

Students of the Week – Molli Banks & Carlos (Dani) Franco

Students of the Week – Molli Banks & Carlos (Dani) Franco

September 22, 2015


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight

This week's students of the week are Mollie Banks and Carlos (Dani) Franco. Molli shows up to class everyday with a positive attitude and shows respect to everyone that she comes into contact with. She always works hard, even when the material is difficult, and is willing to help her peers when t...

Students of the Week – Kalyn Blessing & Conor Miller

Students of the Week – Kalyn Blessing & Conor Miller

September 16, 2015


Filed under Panther Success, Spotlight

This week's students of the week are Kalyn Blessing and Conor Miller. Kalyn is a great all around student. She is someone I can count on to help and lead her peers in a positive manner. She exemplifies what it means to be a student athlete by having a go-to attitude and displaying merit on and off...

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