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Farewell, Great Bend High School

Farewell, Great Bend High School

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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

I started out high school confused with what I wanted to do and excited for what was to come. I remember hearing teachers and upperclassmen saying that high school would fly by, but I never listened to them. Now, as I count down the days towards graduation, I realize that what they had told me was absol...

My Time at GBHS

My Time at GBHS

Edith Solorzano, reporter

May 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

My high school experience has been a mix of many things. Starting off as being ordinary, my only motivation during my freshmen year was to be able to pass all my classes. As the years progressed I became more involved with the school making my life a little more chaotic but in a good way. Unfortunatel...

GBHS Speech Student is State Champion

GBHS Speech Student is State Champion

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

May 7, 2018


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

The 5A State Speech Tournament was held at Valley Center High School on Saturday, May 5. Junior Jalyn Lear was State Champion in Prose Interpretation. Lear received all first places in Finals by all of the judges. Four Great Bend High School forensics students competed in two events each and placed Tenth...

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...

Graduation Traditions Around the World

Graduation Traditions Around the World

Edith Solorzano, reporter

April 23, 2018


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

As graduation day gets closer, our seniors start preparations for the big day. Graduation party, final senior pictures session, and post-celebration notes are some of the things that students need to keep in mind as they prepare, or at least they are for students here in the states. Countries and cu...

Darting Into Spring Sports

Darting Into Spring Sports

Edith Solorzano, reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight, Student Life

The start of spring sports is now here and it's now time to support some of our favorites. The Girls Soccer team started off the season with a 7-2 win against Wichita Independence. Ellie Anspaugh said, “It was pretty exciting starting off the season with a win.” The soccer coach  Ayala said, “T...

The Kayette Board of 2018-19

The Kayette Board of 2018-19

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

April 12, 2018


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

The applications are out and the opportunity to become a part of the Great Bend High School Kayette Board has begun. As many people know, the GBHS Kayette chapter is the largest in the state with over 250 members. To help with organizing the events that the Kayettes participate in, there is a board made...

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...

iOS vs Android

iOS vs Android

Elijah Hutchinson and Elijah Hutchinson

April 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

After a decade of competition between Apple and Android saying that their operating system is better, the staff of the Panther Tales have decided to see where the students of GBHS stand on this matter. Both have made massive improvements over the years changing what their phones look like, how they are...

Another Year at State for GBHS FBLA

Another Year at State for GBHS FBLA

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

April 6, 2018


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

Last week the GBHS FBLA sent 17 students to Topeka KS, to compete in competition to see who would be advancing to Nationals. From Business Communications to Personal Finance FBLA members had the chance to do so well that they could move on to state. Jalyn Lear, a first year FBLA participant for GBHS,...

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