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Back Row -- Dinah Newman, Milena Carbajal, Xanna Smith, Katria Kindscher, Isaiah Smith
Front Row -- Thomas Henrickson, Malachi Wasson

Panthers awarded 2nd and 3rd at the State Speech Championship

Special to Panther Tales May 3, 2021

The Great Bend High School virtual speech season continued Saturday, May 1, as seven students competed in the State Speech Championship.  The Panthers finished in the top half of the 5A sweepstakes competition. Leading...

(Top Row) Katria Kindscher, Maddix Pokorski, (Middle Row) Xanna Smith,
Malachi Wasson (Bottom Row) Isaiah Smith

Panther Forensics Qualifies Three Students To The National Tournament

Special to Panther Tales April 19, 2021

Three members of the Great Bend High School’s Forensics Team—juniors Isaiah Smith and Malachi Wasson and sophomore Xanna Smith—have qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament. Isaiah...

1st-Team All-State Bowling Honors

1st-Team All-State Bowling Honors

Mollie Phillips, Reporter April 16, 2021

Great Bend High School students Bryce Moore and Paige Wagner won 1st- team all-state bowling honors this year! Congrats to both of them on this accomplishment!

Class of 2021 at the Homecoming pep assembly

Seniors Testimony’s to COVID

Isaiah Smith, Reporter April 7, 2021

This last year has been filled with challenges and uncertainty's, changing the world in ways no one could possibly imagine. It went from Australian fires, West Coast fires, Black lives matter movement,...

GBHS Forensics Students Continue Success in a Virtual World

GBHS Forensics Students Continue Success in a Virtual World

Special to Panther Tales February 2, 2021

  The Great Bend High School Forensics Team started another season strong, rounding up some medals while communicating and competing in a virtual format. "Our team has been busy preparing and...

Students Of The Week

Dathan Proffitt, Staff January 20, 2021

Another week of school provides another chance to honor two new students of the week: Maddix Pokorski and Mariana Castillo.  Maddix Pakorski is a sophomore this year, and his favorite thing about the...

Panther Debaters Bring Home Hardware from Clay Center

Panther Debaters Bring Home Hardware from Clay Center

Special to Panther Tales, Reporter December 7, 2020

Last weekend the Great Bend High Debaters competed in the Clay Center online debate invitational.  Twenty-four schools from across the state were represented.  The high school debaters faced competition...

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

GBHS Debaters Place at Inaugural Ad Astra Debate tournament

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...

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

GBHS Forensics Team Stays Busy… and Successful!

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....

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

GBHS Debates World Issue at Model UN

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....

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.

GBHS Forensics Team Takes 2nd at Kinsley

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...

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...

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