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GBHS presents community service day awards
Great Bend Middle school had a penny war and raised funds to donate to Kans for Kids. Students Calan Haberman, left, and Aaron Stein, second from right, from GBHS distributed thank you certificates and collected cans from each building.

Great Bend High School’s Seventh Annual Community Service Day was held last Wednesday and more than 800 students and staff got out and did volunteer work throughout the community. The service of Great Bend USD 428 students expanded beyond the community as Great Bend Middle School and the elementary schools were invited to join the fundraising portion of the project.

This year, Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation was the chosen charity and GBHS ambassadors presented a check for $1,250 to the organization on Wednesday. Additionally, GBHS teacher Tina Hiss led the district-wide effort that involved students at the elementary buildings collecting cans to be donated to Kans for Kids.

Great Bend High School students Calan Haberman and Aaron Stein visited three schools Wednesday to present thank-you certificates and collect cans. Lincoln Elementary School collected the most cans and Eisenhower Elementary School was runner-up. Great Bend Middle School had a penny war to raise funds for Kans for Kids.