February 13, 2016

GEHS students win state competition, head to nationals

Gardner Edgerton High School sent 12 students on two varsity teams to the inaugural National History Bowl State Competition in February. The squads traveled to Chanute High School and walked away with the championship. The winning squad earned the final slot in the semi-final, after earning a 2-3 record. In semifinal competition, GEHS beat a Continue Reading

GEHS football team will play in football classic

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Fans can add one more game to the Gardner Edgerton High School football calendar next year and drop one league game. In 2011, the team will travel to East St. Louis to play in the 2nd Annual City of Champions Football Classic. GEHS Head Coach Marvin Diener said in a press release Continue Reading

GEHS, SHHS Graduations set for this weekend

GEHS Graduation Date: Saturday, May 21 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Football field at the GEHS District Activities Complex •In case of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies will be moved inside to the gymnasium.  Each graduate has been given six tickets to distribute for admission to indoor commencement, admission by ticket only.  A live broadcast of graduation Continue Reading

Diener to address graduating 2011 class

Mark Taylor submissions@gardnernews.com Marvin Diener, GEHS football coach, will address the Class of 2011 during this year’s graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. on May 21 at GEHS. Diener, who was selected by students to speak at graduation, said he will encourage this year’s graduates to take risks in life. The speech is entitled, “Get in Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: After Prom, Project Grad parties protect students

Parents in Spring Hill for more than a dozen years have organized and provided an After Prom party for the community’s students attending prom. It has been successful, and has become an expected event. This year, parents in the Gardner Edgerton School District are doing the same. GE has also organized and provided a Project Continue Reading

Organ recipient advocates the gift of life

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Gardner Edgerton High School student Evan Donahue needed a second chance at life the moment he was born. Diagnosed with posterior  urethral valves right after birth, Donahue was going to need a new kidney at some point in his life. “My kidney blew up when I was in my mother’s womb,” he Continue Reading

GE grads offer insight into life after high school

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com Fourteen Gardner Edgerton High School alumni from the class of 2010 gathered to talk to the school’s current seniors about what they will face when they walk out the high school doors and onto college campuses and  embark on their futures in higher education. For the sixth year, GEHS English teacher Greg Continue Reading

GE falls to BV in state semi-final

BLAZERS FALL IN STATE SEMI-FINALS Dave Switzer Special to the Gardner News Gardner Edgerton’s magical football season ended a game short of the ultimate prize – a state championship. The ‘Blazers lost a heartbreaker to Blue Valley 45-43 in a 5A state semi-final played in front of a packed house at Blue Valley District Stadium Continue Reading

‘Blazer football squad preps for BVHS rematch

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com The undefeated Trailblazer football team will take its show on the road this Friday evening when team members travel to Blue Valley High School in a high-stakes rematch that will reward the winner with a birth to the Kansas 5A State Championship. The 5A Regional and Sectional Champion ‘Blazers, 11-0 on the Continue Reading

GEHS Veterans program highlights local service members

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com When Carley Lintz awoke on the morning of Oct. 12, 2006 at 3 a.m. to the sound of her sobbing mother, she knew life had changed forever, her step-father, Rodney Price, was wounded in Mosul, Iraq while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I knew no good news comes at 3 a.m.,” Lintz Continue Reading