This month, we’re celebrating South Fulton’s Super Seniors!
Meet Caleb Hutchins, a member of the Langston Hughes High School Class of 2020. You’ll soon see his name in the credits of your favorite television shows or movies. The future cinematographer has lent his filmmaking skills to his church and school. Now he’s ready to pursue his passion at Savannah College of Art and Design or one of the other schools where he’s been accepted, and make his mark on the big screen.
Q1: What are some of the things that you’ve been proud to accomplish during your high school career?
A1: I am proud that I have significantly improved my grades and made the Super Honor Roll for the first semester. I have completed the two-year film/audio program at the College and Career Academy, and I’m currently taking an animation class at the academy that I enjoy. I have been accepted to SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design), my first choice, but I’m also considering other acceptances that I have received. I was also proud that I had an opportunity to create and edit a video presentation at the request of the principal, administrators and staff for curriculum night at Langston. I added music that I created to the presentation.
Q2: How have you given back to your community?
A2: I volunteer my time on rotating Sundays with the media ministry at my church, Open Word Christian Ministries, where I operate the cameras and lights. I have also volunteered at different events through the South Fulton Arrow Youth Council when I was a member. We volunteered at the Hosea Feed the Hungry warehouse, Christmas events for kids, and helped make mats made out of plastic bags for the homeless. We put on presentations to inspire the youth to become leaders in their chosen fields.
Q3: What are your plans after high school? What are your career aspirations?
A3: I plan to attend college and major in film production and possibly minor in photography. My career aspiration is to become a cinematographer.
Q4: Who has helped you the most along the way? How did they make a difference in your life?
A4: My parents have been my best support throughout my life by encouraging me to strive for excellence and never settle for less. My teachers have inspired me and my counselor has always had his door open to me.
Q5: Based on your high school experience, what advice would you give to the members of the Class of 2021?
A5: Always follow your dreams and passion. You don’t always have to have a big group of friends to achieve things. Make connections with your counselors and teachers because they will look out for you if they know what you’re interested in. Value your high school years as much as possible because once you graduate it’s on you to figure out your real journey.
Do you know a South Fulton Super Senior that deserves to be recognized? Nominate them at firstname.lastname@example.org.