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January, 2018 
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Club News!
1st Grader, Member, and Youth of the month

Nate Perry- First Grader of the month 
Nate Perry is an adorably, sweet 1st grader who has stolen the hearts of not only the NBGC Club staff, but also other Club members. Each day a handful of older members rush into the 1st Grade cubby area to greet Nate.

This year Nate was on the "Ravens" flag football team, "New York Red Bulls" soccer team, and is currently playing basketball for NBGC's "Heat" team.    

If Nate is not in the gym, you can find him in the Games Room challenging members to a game of air hockey. The GaGa pit is another hot spot for Nate.

Movie/TV Show- Despicable Me 2
Color- Blue
Book- I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Food- Pretzels

              Goal: Wants to be a construction worker  

  Jake Haigh- Member of the month 
Jake Haigh is a fairly quiet 5th grader with a kind spirit and lots of friends.

You can find Jake in the Computer Lab participating in myFuture, a BGCA national program and a program that has been extremely successful at the Club. He loves being active in the gym! Basketball, dodgeball, or just socializing are among his favorite activities. Jake is currently playing in the NBGC Division I basketball league.

                Movie/TV Show- Captain Underpants
            Book- Full Circada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
                            Food- Spaghetti

    Goal: Wants to be a computer coder
 Sean Murphy- Youth of the month

Sean Murphy is a polite and funny 7th Grader who spends most of his time in the Teen Room or outside.

Sean is always participating in the monthly competitions happening in the Teen Room, especially if the monthly competition is Ping Pong or Life Line. He is currently playing on the "Pistons" basketball team. When the Club field is open, you're sure to find Sean playing football with his friends.
  TV Show/Movie - none
         Color - Red
                      Book - Into the Killing Seas
                    Food - Pancakes and bacon     
  Goal: Wants to be a Professional Lacrosse Player


What's happening
The Games Room continues to stay busy with members showing off their skills at various games. Carlos, our Games Room coordinator runs carpetpool, foosball, bumperpool, and air hockey tournaments throughout the week.
Members have been creating straw rockets, yarn art, and fabric prints in the Art Room. Many of our artistic members also participate in sewing with Caitlin whenever they get the chance! On Fridays, members are given the opportunity to cook up delicious snacks in the Art Room.
Every afternoon, the Learning Center is full of members working on their homework. Members are working hard to earn their Power Hour parties. The next party will be February 16th.
Danny and Hugh are continuing to work with members involved in LEGO Robotics team. The Learning Center is now offering LEGO Robotics as an extra activity for 5th and 6th graders. Trivial Pursuit and Wheel of Fortune are among the popular activities that are also happening in the Learning Center.

The Computer Lab coordinator, Hugh Robbins, is keeping the club and our members at the forefront of the latest technology. Hugh continues to educate members on computer coding, system programming, robotics, application design and development stages, educational games online, and Adobe editing.
We are thrilled to announce that we received awards from The Boys & Girls Club of America for ranking the 2nd best club in the nation for Computer Science.  

The Nest is always full of energetic teenagers playing pool, Ping-Pong, X-box, and dominos. The teenagers love to challenge their friends in different tournaments.

Teen nights are a blast! Come join the fun on Friday nights from 8:00-10:30pm and on Saturday nights from 7:00-10:00pm.



The players and coaches are showing a lot of enthusiasm this season. Players are extremely competitive and eager to win! With many close games and great sportsmanship displayed by all, this basketball season is going to be one to remember!
We would like to thank all of our volunteer coaches for their time and dedication to making our basketball program great.
Please come out and support our travel basketball teams.
Attention Parents




Nantucket Boys & Girls Club | PO Box 269 | Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554 | 508-228-0158