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Julia Holmes ’18: A Daily Surprise

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At a young age, senior Julia Holmes moved from her hometown Richmond, Virginia, and was welcomed to many dorm students in Thornwood house.

 

“I really didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t really have a difficult time transitioning because I was so young, so I thought all was well.”

 

Holmes has been successful at creating influential connections with students throughout her years on campus.

 

“I think Rosalee Kelley has been one of the most influential people because she brings so much life to the school. She brings laughter and joy to everybody’s day,” Holmes said. “Also, Jacqueline Cline because she keeps the balance with academics in me because she’s constantly making sure that I’ve done my homework and study.”

 

She experienced new cultures and perspectives from being involved in the residential aspect of the school.

 

“My best memories come from living in the dorm and getting to experience and learn about different cultures and traditions from a very young age,” Holmes said. “Since I was about six I’ve been involved with the residential program because of my family. I have two good friends one is from Hong Kong and one is from Germany, and I still keep in touch with them today.”

 

Holmes appreciates the importance of being involved in many aspects of school in and out of the classroom.

 

“Most of my memories come from getting involved with different sports teams and getting involved in the residential aspects of it and not just being a day student that comes and goes each day.”  

 

She enjoys spending her time outside of the classroom with athletics and learning new skills.

 

“My favorite sport is volleyball; however, I enjoy anything that has to do with the athletics. I just like being out of the classroom and going out on adventures.”

 

After spending the majority of her life on campus, she has explained that each day is its own.

 

“By living in the dorm you’re always involved with the girls’ lives, and I can say that there’s never a day that goes by that something isn’t different.”

 

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