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2018-19 Students of the Week

2018-19 Students of the Week

September 19, 2018


Filed under Panther Success, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

  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 year is great!" -Mr. Le...

Senior Reflection: Eli Hutchinson

Senior Reflection: Eli Hutchinson

May 14, 2018


Filed under Panther Success, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Panther Success, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

  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


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

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


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

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


Filed under News, Panther Success, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, Uncategorized

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


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

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


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...

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