Boys and Girls Clubs’ Art Exhibit Contest

 

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Art Exhibit Contest
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Since 1994, Eric Tetler has served as the president of Windfield Alloy, a company that specializes in scrap metal recycling and the refining of fine metals. Outside of his work life, Eric Tetler supports the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry.

In conjunction with thousands of other clubs nationwide, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry sponsors a contest each year to help identify and empower the area’s local artistic talent. As part of the organization’s National Fine Arts Exhibit program, children in four different age groups can submit artistic pieces in any number of 10 categories, which are then judged and exhibited locally, regionally, and nationally, depending on the merit of the work. Thirty-seven national winners are selected, and their work is presented at different events throughout the year.

A child or adolescent must have been a member of the club for a period of no less than three months in order to be eligible for the exhibit. The piece cannot be any larger than 30×40 inches, and it must be submitted in the proper age group – 9 and under, 10 to 12, 13 to 15, and 16 to 18 years old. Artwork can be submitted in one of 10 categories, including oil and acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, and sculpture. Visit derrybgclub.org for more details.

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New Survey Demonstrates the Impact of Boys and Girls Clubs

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Boys & Girls Clubs of New Hampshire
Image: centralnhclubs.org

As president of Windfield Alloy in Atkinson, New Hampshire, Eric Tetler continues to expand and develop his growing business. Outside of his professional obligations, Eric Tetler contributes to several local children’s charities including the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Derry and affiliated New Hampshire clubs.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of New Hampshire teamed up with Harris Interactive to research the impact the clubs have on the lives they touch. They conducted an online survey, which reached 124 former Boys and Girls Club members from the local area.

The survey demonstrated that 96% of respondents graduated from high school, an impressive figure considering the state’s 87% overall graduation rate. More than a third of those polled have already successfully completed a four-year college degree as well.

These outcomes are undoubtedly influenced by club members’ attitudes about learning, which tend to improve due to club participation. Nearly 75% of those asked said they became more serious about their schooling as a direct result of their time spent with the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Hampshire.