Last year, Club members Barion and Aaralyn were selected to appear on Disney’s reboot of the 90’s hit TV show Bug Juice after producers toured the New England area for potential participants. For the series, they spent their summer at Camp Waziyatah in Waterford, Maine. They went on outdoor adventures, developed new friendships, and adapted to a new environment away from home.
Stahl Teen Center Education Director Bree Cosgrove who served as Aaralyn’s mentor this past year said, “It has been amazing watching Aaralyn grow. When I first met her she was quieter and would never dream of being in the spotlight. Since participating in Bug Juice, she has found her voice and has been participating in more school activities and trying new sports. I love the fact that she feels more comfortable trying new things!”
As a Club member, Aaralyn participates in SMART Girls, Healthy Habits, SMART Moves, Positive Action, and Girls Basketball. Barion similarly engages in many programs at the Club including Torch Club, Triple Play Leadership Club, and Soccer. In 2017, he was recognized as the Torch of the Year.
Barion’s mentor and the Club’s Athletic Director Tim Davidian expressed, “It has been a pleasure to mentor Barion. He’s a standout Club member, always getting his homework done during Power Hour and always setting a good example for our younger Club members.”
To celebrate Club members Barion and Aaralyn’s feature roles in the popular Disney show, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua held a red carpet event attended by over 150 of their fellow Club members and parents. The Club also presented both of them with custom-designed silver framed Hollywood stars signed by Club and staff members.