Terranicia Holmes

“Having graduated from AGS nearly three years ago, I continue to appreciate the skills gained and the lessons I learned during my time there. I developed confidence as a student, leader, and an athlete. I learned the value of maintaining a supportive sisterhood and created lasting memories. Atlanta Girls’ School is truly a special place, and I will forever be grateful for all that I gained as an AGS student.”

Terranicia is a Mellon Ways Undergraduate Fellow and an Africana Studies major at Bowdoin. In addition to being a top scholar at AGS, she was a member of the track & field team and an active volunteer. She also interned at Cool Girls, Inc., as a teenage pregnancy prevention organization. At Bowdoin, Terranicia received the Preston Public Interest Grant, where she interned at the Center for Black Women’s Wellness for a summer. She also created a program entitled LINC, which works to develop a supportive community for the underrepresented on campus. Under the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, she has conducted independent research that uses teenage pregnancy as a lens for understanding poverty in the United States. As a first-generation college student, Terranicia hopes to pursue a PhD in Sociology and go into academia.