Buffs gear up for winter homecoming

This time of year has come back around and the Homecoming festivities are back in full effect. The fifth hour student council team is in charge of winter homecoming spirit week advised by Sandra Naeve and Elizabeth Alfeo. Spirit week is from Feb. 4 – 8 and has a lot of exciting student activities planned. This is the first year for both Naeve and Alfeo to be advising the homecoming planning.

Forty years of keeping the hallways clean

Juan Lozoya has been on staff for the school district for many years now. Lozoya started off his career working at Kenneth Henderson (KH) as a night custodian. He worked at KH for 27 years before getting the job at the high school. Lozoya enjoyed spending a career around students.

Season-long goals exceeded, Buffs’ boys swimmers head to 6A state

In just its second season of existence after more than two decades without a program, the Garden City High School boys swimming team will cap off its successful 2018-19 season on Friday, with hopes of qualifying for Saturday’s finals of the Class 6A State Championships.

Buff cheerleaders to showcase their hardwork

Ryan Wessels Sugar Beet staff reporter The high school cheer team will be participating once again in the Garden City Cheer and Dance Showcase at Horace Good middle school on February Ninth.

Buffs rested, ready for 6A regional wrestling on home mats Tourney begins Friday at 1 p.m. at The Garden

If local wrestling fans want to get a sneak preview of the Class 6A state tournament in Wichita on Feb. 22 and 23 in Hartman Arena, look no further than The Garden on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, on the campus of Garden City High School.

People are ‘Loving’ this bakery

Lisa Loving has been “rockin’ the sweet tooth” in Garden City since March 1, 2014 with Loving’s Cakes. With the busiest season being in the winter months, they sell a variety of custom cakes, pastries, cookies, cupcakes, candies, puppy treats and special holiday goods. Each cake is individual, being priced according to detail and complexity of design. Everyday items range in price from $0.35 to $25.

Semester school

For students failing a core class that they desperately need a credit for, there is a simple solution: semester school. However there are a few stipulations before a student could take one of these classes. First a student must have a grade between a 49.5 percent and a 59.4 percent in a core class. Then they must have been signed up before Jan. 14th. After a chat with their counselor the student will be signed up for semester school. 

Early Graduates

While most students were looking forward to winter break, some seniors were looking forward to their last day of high school. For a handful of seniors they’ve already graduated prior to the graduation at the end of the year. Seniors have the option to graduate at the end of their first semester their final year.

Junior class begins prom building extravaganza

The first 2019 Prom Committee meeting was in action on Jan. 9. During that time the juniors on the committee decided on the theme for the upcoming event. The theme that has been chosen for this year’s prom will be “vintage carnival.” A theme selected from a varied few such as, casino, under the stars, and enchanted forest. These themes were put onto an online Google format that the committee of juniors could then vote from after the explanation to the theme was presented in front of the committee during the meeting.  

Hamlet cast selected for national performance

The Garden City High School production of Hamlet has been nominated to perform at Nationals. This upcoming summer the GCHS drama department will travel to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln to showcase their talents in Shakespeare’s Hamlet among the best in the country. Garden City High School students received the invitation early January to perform at the International Thespian Festival the week of June 24 to 29.