The men’s and women’s cross country teams kicked off their season in Great Bend, Kan. After graduating several valuable seniors in the past season, Coach Krista Linenberger (Coach L) and Coach Derek Algrim have been busting this year’s team into shape in preparation for a successful and memorable season.
The boys’ soccer team has started out their season with multiple wins this season. The boys’ team had their first win of the season against Hays on Aug. 28 with a 1-0 final game score along with a junior varsity win against Hays with a 5-0 game score. The Valley Center junior varsity tournament was Sept. 1 and the junior varsity team went 1-1. Their first game of the tournament was against Andover High School.
The volleyball team is set for another post season run. The Lady Buffs started their season against Newton and South Central before playing Great Bend and Liberal.
When he became Principal at Garden City High School at the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, Steve Nordby established some immediate goals and objectives for the students at GCHS.
The girls golf team has had a strong first couple tournaments to kick off their season. Garden City High School recently hired new coach, Trent Specht, from Holcomb to replace Jacob Waller as the boys and girls golf coach. Carlos Prieto joins Specht as an assistant coach for the girls’ team. To start off the fall 2018 season, the girls opened their tournament play in Hays on Aug. 27 at Smokey Hill Country Club. Conditions for the day were dry and hot with some slight wind at the shotgun. The tournament was a 9-hole format and combined for a score of 205 strokes.
It has been a well-known fact for many years that Garden City High School has had a strong performing arts program – one that includes speech, music, debate and theater.
In an economy where more and more small-town businesses are being replaced by corporate chains, Garden City is home to Main Street. As the main business district of this community, there’s anything from gift shops, home decor, men and women’s apparel, coffeehouses and restaurants. The Corner on Main is one of several businesses that has called Main Street home. Andrea Kirchoff is a third-generation owner, with Haleigh Kells and Liz Sosa co-owning with her.
Olivia Hanigan: human form of stress, Christmas year-round supporter, a “The Office” enthusiast and a World Science Scholar. In the summer of 2017, Hanigan traveled to Durham, North Carolina to attend the Talented Identification Program (TIP) at Duke University. Here, Hanigan took part in various courses at the collegiate level along with many other students across the country. It was through this program that Hanigan was nominated and decided to apply to World Science Scholars (WSS), which is a program dedicated to seeking out mathematically gifted children and preparing them for careers in science. The application process to WSS first begins with an application form, recommendation letters from both a teacher and parent, and eight essays.
Coming into the 2018-2019 school year several new classes are offered to Garden City High School. Daniel Darter and his peers are the first to take the new Spanish four for non-native speakers class. Spanish 4 is taught by Triann Perez, public service academy teacher, and is a class for Spanish language and culture, student-lead class.
High school mascots have been a big contributor to school spirit for as long as most people can remember, especially when it comes to Friday night football games. Students dress up, basically like big stuffed animals, and dance, cheer and clap, assuming the crowd will join in.