The Eagles Take Flight from the Nest

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The 2020-2021 senior class showing out and making the most out of their senior year, despite COVID-19 restrictions. The leaders of the Nest enjoy doing “Toga Out,” as it is their favorite theme and good luck charm.

The Nest is a big part of the community at Wahlert. Since the school year is coming to an end, the seniors have some advice to share with the underclassman about everything they have learned and some advice for the incoming leaders next year.

Brady Woods, ‘21, said, “When I was a freshman, I didn’t really cheer that loud because I was worried of being judged. But now as a senior, I didn’t care what people thought and tried to be as loud as possible to cheer on my peers.” 

Woods continues that “…it is important to try to get the incoming freshmen to cheer, and if they don’t, yell at them.”

Logan Teslow, ‘21, adds, “Cheering as a senior was a lot different than cheering as a freshman because I, as a freshman, was intimidated by the upperclassman. Denver Kammerude would always yell out my name in the student section, and it was the worst as a freshman to be called out by a senior in the Nest.” 

The biggest piece of advice Teslow has for the incoming leaders is: “wear togas and jorts as much as possible and to make sure the kids in the back are cheering.”

Joel Tranel, ‘21, explains, “The importance of The Nest is to cheer the Wahlert team on and to rile up our opponent(s) – to get inside their heads.” 

Tranel adds, “The important responsibilities of a Nest leader are to give TOTAL EFFORT and to have appreciation for the referees.”

Tyler Dodds, ‘21, noted, “A big responsibility this year, for me, (besides yelling and heckling the other team) was keeping the Nest spread out. Usually this isn’t an issue; however, because of covid, Mr. Meyers asked me to keep the student section semi-spread out during games.” 

Dodds also stated, “Being a leader in the Nest was quite the honor. I kind of took up a unique role as a leader for the most part. Most leaders lead cheers and chants whereas I just yelled at everyone on the other team: some players on the court, some on the bench, sometimes even the coach. And some may say that’s a little disrespectful, but I take great pride in my unique leadership in the Nest.”

Now, knowing what it takes to be a Nest leader and hearing some of this year’s Nest leaders share their personal experiences throughout high school, who do you think is most fit to be the next Nest leaders?