The Nest to host end of year party

Painting, karaoke provided for free


Jenna Cook

Students hung posters to advertise the end of year party. According to senior Nietzsche Deuel, all materials will be provided for free, as well as pizza during the karaoke portion of the party.

Amaia Barajas and Jenna Cook

Senior Nietzsche Deuel, who is an employee and board member of the Nest, said she began planning a party to celebrate the end of the academic year after it was given as a suggestion to improve the Nest’s advertising.

“One of the ideas that came up was to do an end of the school year party, and I thought that was a really great idea and something that was definitely doable,” Deuel said.

Deuel, who is organizing the event, said the party will be made up of two main activities, both provided for free to attendees.

“At 3:30 until 5 we’re going to have a Bob Ross painting session, we watch an episode of Bob Ross, or several episodes, and we paint what he paints,” Deuel said. “From 5 to 7 we’re going to do a karaoke night and again the Nest will be providing all of the equipment. And during the karaoke night we will also be providing free Parkway Pizza.”

Senior Estelle Tronson, who is also organizing the event, said they hoped to provide a space for students to relax once classes finish.

“We knew we wanted to do something for the end of the year just to (have) some sort of way for students to let off steam and sort of celebrate the end of the year,” Tronson said.

Deuel said the Nest will also use the event to advertise its new hours, which will change in order to accomodate for summer construction.

“Our summer hours are going to change because of the construction. The road in front of the Nest is going to be completely torn up all the way to the building so we won’t have a
road or a sidewalk,” Deuel said.

According to Tronson, the team at the Nest has several more ideas in mind for the coming months.

“We’re going to do more music nights and more art shows and we want to do some sort of thing with the middle schoolers who are going to be new ninth graders at the high school next year so some sort of introduction to the high school or a Q&A thing as well,” Tronson said.

Deuel said she maintains hope for the future of the Nest, and she takes pride in the progress made in such a short time.

“Starting where I started, I’ve already seen a tremendous amount of progress at the Nest and it’s something that’s really awesome to be a part of,” Deuel said. “Wrapping up year one I think we’ve really shown that we want to stay and that we’re here to stay.”

The end of year party will be held June 11. Additionally, during the summer, the Nest will be open 2-7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.