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Teen doesn't mind being only girl in BOCES heavy equipment program

On Board Online • June 13, 2016

By Elizabeth Wright

"My friends think I'm insane," says Samantha "Sami" Holmes, a junior at Burnt Hills High School. This year, she has been the only girl enrolled in the morning Heavy Equipment class at the F. Donald Myers Education Center in Saratoga Springs.

The other 39 students are all boys in the Heavy Equipment class run by Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES.

"At first, I was a little worried about being the only girl in class, but I got used to it," she said. "They're all nice."

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