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GBHS gears up for virtual Winter Homecoming
Winter Homecoming Court 2021
The 2021 Winter Homecoming Court at Great Bend High School was photographed Thursday. Attendants (back row) are: Juniors Joseph Moeder and Alayna Irwin, sophomores Noah Jerke and Karley Stukey, freshmen Jonathan Lira, Daizy Gomez, Katelyn Mermis and Alex Galindo, sophomores Dru Penka and Daniel Nieto, and juniors MaKenna Tinkler and Stefan Spray. Senior candidates (seated) are: Jayson Effertz, Candice Smith, Jaime Arellanes, Ryleigh Post, Ruth Williams, Elias Moreno, Halle Latham and Cal Dunekack. In front: flower girl Lexi Beck and crown bearer Kolten Yancey. - photo by Andy Negaard

Great Bend High School’s 2021 Winter Homecoming is scheduled for Friday, February 5. The match-up will feature the Great Bend Panthers taking on the Liberal Redskins on the basketball court.

Public health concerns have caused most events to shift to a virtual format. Students participated in “Spirit Week” dress-up days and will tune in to a virtual Pep Assembly at 8:05 a.m. on Friday. The Varsity Girls will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the Varsity Boys game beginning at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Spectator limitations do not allow the public to attend. However, all games will be broadcast on the GBHS Athletics YouTube channel at no charge. The link is

Steeped in tradition, the 2021 Homecoming court includes students from grades 9-12 who will represent their classmates at the Homecoming festivities. The Homecoming court will be introduced between games on Friday evening, at approximately 7 p.m., where the 2021 Homecoming King & Queen will be crowned. 

For more information contact the Great Bend High School Activities office, 620-793-1560.

Senior Candidates: Halle Latham, Jaime Arellanes, Ryleigh Post, Cal Dunekack, Candice Smith, Jayson Effertz, Ruth Williams, Elias Moreno

Junior Attendants: Alayna Irwin, Joseph Moeder, MaKenna Tinkler, Stefan Spray

Sophomore Attendants: Dru Penka, Noah Jerke, Karley Stukey, Daniel Nieto

Freshman Attendants: Daizy Gomez, Alex Galindo, Katelyn Mermis, Jonathan Lira

Flower Girl – Lexi Beck

Crown Bearer – Kolten Yancey