Kim Ingram is a BHS alumna from the class of 1989. She was born in Duluth and was raised in Buford by her parents, Joe Wansley and Sherry Wansley Maddox. Kim also has several siblings, most of whom attended Buford City Schools as well. Kim started at Buford in kindergarten in 1976, and she stayed all the way through to her senior year.
During her time at BHS, Kim participated in many extracurricular activities and received several honors and recognitions. They include honor roll, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Homemakers of America, Drama Club, Foreign Language Club, Pep Club, varsity softball, Beta Club and chorus. Kim also received the senior superlative award for most likely to succeed. Some of her other awards include: the career planning award as a sophomore, the record keeping award as a freshman, the leadership and spirit awards for softball as a senior and the economics award as a junior.
Kim’s extracurricular excellence was accompanied by her outstanding academics. She was an honor graduate, finishing in the top 10 in her class in 1989. In high school, Kim’s favorite classes were record keeping and all of her business classes.
In her years at BHS, the teachers who had the greatest impact on Kim were Willie Mae Brookins and Gail Aiken. They were both very passionate about teaching, and their attitudes and dedication always made Kim eager to learn. They always encouraged Kim to push herself and succeed, helping her realize she liked numbers and that she wanted to pursue a career dealing with them after high school. Additionally, lots of the information they taught Kim in her business classes would prove to be very valuable to her in her professional life.
One thing Kim learned at BHS that has stuck with her is her ability to deal with money. She remembers learning how to balance a checkbook in her record keeping class and how to keep up with money coming in and going out every day. She said she still uses these skills today, both in her work and in her personal life.
After graduating from BHS, Kim attended the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. She graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting. In college, Kim was a member of the gospel choir, the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity and the work study program at the campus library.
Kim lives and works in Buford. She is currently a vice president in the bookkeeping department at Peoples Bank and Trust, where she has worked for 27 years.
“I love working at a community bank that gives back to the community,” Kim said. “Our customers love us, and we love our customers. I enjoy working close to home, and in a community that I grew up in.”
Kim is married to Cary Ingram, a 1982 BHS graduate. The two have been married for over 25 years. They have a son, Trenton, who is 22 and graduated from the University of Georgia this past May, and a daughter, Carissa, who is also 22 and graduated from Georgia Southern University this past May as well.
In her free time, Kim volunteers with the Buford Lions Club. They help those in the Buford community who need assistance getting eyeglasses, and they provide scholarships to BHS seniors. Kim also volunteers at her church, King Church in Dacula. She volunteers with the audio visual department. Kim also enjoys spending time with family, watching forensic and mystery shows on TV, working out at her bootcamp, walking and reading.
Kim is an outstanding member of the Buford community. Her drive and dedication have found her much success in her career as she carries the lessons she learned at BHS into her life beyond. Once a Wolf, always a Wolf!