Framingham High School Hall of Fame

About the Inductee

Framingham South High Class of 1990

Tomica Carter-Adams

While at Framingham South High, she swam, ran track and played football, however none of these were her true passion. After graduation, she attended Purdue University, where she was able to ride in a small airplane. It was at that point, she knew she wanted to fly. Upon graduating from Central Washington University with a BS in Flight Technology, she built her hours by flight instructing at Auburn flight school and flying for Raytheon. In 2006, she was hired as a pilot at Continental Airlines, and in 2022, she became a Captain at United Airlines on the B737, making her the fourth Black female captain in United’s history. Currently, she is the vice chairwoman of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP). She resides in Raleigh, North Carolina.