I don't remember if I was at high school or at the Ace-Program, and I don't remember what I was saying, but what I do remember is since there were more boys and less girls, especially me, I said something and either ended or started to speak up to my classmates, saying the word 'boys'. And someone, I don't remember who, said 'and girls'. But I did try to say that I don't need to say 'and girls'.
I will tell you why I didn't say 'and girls;
- When I watch Disney's 1988 movie 'Oliver & Company', the character, Fagin, calls his dogs, and sometimes Oliver, although he's a cat, 'boys', even though one of his dogs is a female dog named Rita.