The 61st Rocky Welton Wrestling Invitational, scheduled for Jan. 25-26 at Garden City High School’s The Garden, will be dedicated to Buffalo wrestling alumni. After the Friday opening day session, there will be a social reception for the alumni at Samy’s Steakhouse and Grille at approximately 9 p.m.
If it’s the final Friday and Saturday of January, and if you’re a wrestling fan, then Garden City High School and The Garden is the place you’ll want to be when the 61st edition of the prestigious Rocky Welton Invitational will be contested over two days of Jan. 25 and 26.
“It’s the top honor that high schools can receive for performing at the nationals,” Hilt said just a few days after receiving the invitation letter from the national office in Ohio. “We’re just so amazed because we didn’t get selected for the state festival for the play.”
For just the third time in the more than century-long history of the Kansas State High School Activities Association state debate tournament, Garden City High School will serve as the host site when the 109th state tournament for Classes 5A and 6A will come to western Kansas.
The winter sports calendar begins the first week of December and finishes with state tournaments in late February to mid-March. One month into the 2018-19 seasons, the athletic teams of Garden City High School have gotten off to strong starts.
Of the many objectives for students who attend Garden City High School, learning how to mentor and lead are but two mainstays for programs implemented by USD 457.
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Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Elizabeth Alfeo started a program knitting here at GCHS. It is not technically a knitting “club” right now, but it is hosted through the Tinker Lab that is housed in the library. The Tinker Lab is a space for students to explore new activities. Eventually Alfeo would like to meet every week with students who want to knit and learn something new.
How many years has the high school had a scholars bowl team? Buzz! Answer: this is the high school’s first year having a team. The team has gone to five tournaments so far out of the seven total as well as regionals at the end to finish up the scholars bowl season. The two coaches and sponsors of the scholars bowl team are Coach Carey McFann and Coach Rachael Bentley.
Phillip Buntin, former Garden City High School art teacher, passed away on Nov. 17. Buntin began working at in Garden City in 1978. He spent his entire working career at the school except for a short time working for Missouri schools. Buntin retired in 2007 from teaching and moved back to Missouri. Buntin was a great example of what teachers strive to be. Buntin was an eccentric teacher with many creative talents.