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Steinmetz student up for statewide award

Brenda Parker, an 11th grader studying to be an architect was recently named the winner of the Vanguard Award, a statewide honor given to one student each year who is studying for a profession. Here she has a lighter moment answering questions with her CAD teacher Jim Keough at Steinmetz School.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Brenda Parker, an 11th grader studying to be an architect was recently named the winner of the Vanguard Award, a statewide honor given to one student each year who is studying for a profession. Here she has a lighter moment answering questions with her CAD teacher Jim Keough at Steinmetz School.
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In a classroom full of boys learning to build walls and draw blueprints, Brenda Parker is no shrinking violet. She was eagerly nailing down shingles when she was 10. Now, as a junior at the Steinmetz Career and Leadership Academy, Schenectady’s smaller high school, she’s running wiring and plumbing through her own wall, then Sheetrocking it. In the computer lab, she’s taking classes in computer-aided design, an architecture program that allows her to write her ...


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JIMOCONNOR
December 20, 2013
7:52 a.m.

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BRAVO. This is fantastic, positive news. Very happy for this young woman, her family, and the district.

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