Cameron Hutchins is a BHS alumnus from the class of 2009. He was born and raised right here in Buford by his parents Jeff Hutchins and Stacy and Shannon Rolin. Cameron has five siblings, three brothers — Zach Hutchins, Spencer Hutchins and Matthew Rolin — and two sisters — Jenna Rolin and Jessi Hutchins. Cameron was a lifetimer at Buford, beginning in kindergarten in 1996 and attending all the way through to his senior year.
Cameron was an excellent student at BHS, balancing his dedication to his academics with his extracurricular activities. He was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school leadership team. Cameron also played on the football team and the baseball team as a freshman at BHS, and he was on the wrestling team all four of his high school years. In wrestling, he was a two-time state qualifier in both his junior year and his senior years. Cameron was very successful academically — his favorite subject was science, and his favorite classes were physics and AP psychology in his senior year.
During his time at BHS, Cameron said one of the teachers who had the most significant influence on him was David Snell. Coach Snell is the school sponsor for FCA, and Cameron said he really helped him grow as a young man. Cameron also remembers Ms. Lisa Cole. He said Ms. Cole is a phenomenal teacher, and she actually inspired Cameron to become a teacher himself. He said she knew how to inspire students while also challenging them to perform at their absolute best.
Cameron’s time at BHS was very valuable to him, but he said the most important thing he learned in those years was, “life is not about the achievements you make or the honors you receive, but instead about the relationships you build and the experiences you make. State championships are amazing, and we’ve got the finest facilities in the land, but at the end of the day, the people are what make this place great.”
After graduating from BHS, Cameron attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in middle level education. He graduated from UGA in 2014, then in 2018 he graduated from Georgia Southern University with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. Recently in May 2020, Cameron earned his educational leadership certification from the University of West Georgia. During his time at college, Cameron also served as president of the Association for Middle Level Educators at UGA.
Currently, Cameron teaches eighth grade science at Buford Middle School. When he was in high school, he recognized how his life had been so positively impacted by his pastor, community members and, most importantly, his teachers and coaches. The teenage years are the most influential on the growth and development in a person’s life, and Cameron believed education was his calling from the start. He pursued that calling without hesitation, and he knew he wanted to give back to the community he grew up in and support and encourage adolescents to grow into great men and women.
Cameron lives in Buford with his wife of three years, Nicole, and their dog, Emmy. In addition to teaching science at BMS, Cameron has coached several sports. Over the years he has coached wrestling, cross country and lacrosse, and he currently coaches the air rifle team and bass fishing team at Buford High School. Cameron is an excellent teacher at BMS, bringing the values and lessons that were instilled in him during his years at Buford into the lives of his own students. He is an inspiration and an outstanding member of the Buford community. Once a Wolf, always a Wolf!
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