By Karen Huwe
The Times 

Waitsburg Class of 2024


April 11, 2024

Bailey Standring

Waitsburg Senior Bailey Standring enjoys art, photography, and traveling in her free time.

At Waitsburg High School, she is involved in the FFA program and plays on the Cardinals softball team. She is enrolled in the Running Start program at Walla Walla Community College, where she studies to be an FFA teacher.  

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Bailey Standring is studying to be an FFA teacher

Standring is active outside of school. In the winter, she works at Bluewood; in the summer, she works as a lifeguard at local pools. She supports community events and enjoys assisting at the Waitsburg Celebration Days breakfast and the Memorial Day ceremony at the Waitsburg City Cemetery.

Kairi Dahlby

Kairi Dahlby takes Current World Problems and Culinary class at WHS in the mornings. She studies Media and Entertainment at the SEATech Skills Center in Walla Walla. Dahlby enjoys the classes, which include film, photography, and animation. She was honored as a Student of the Month in her junior year at SEATech.

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Kairi envisions a career in the film industry.

She plans to continue her education at Walla Walla Community College, earn a general art degree, and transfer to a college for art and film.

A favorite memory of Dahlby's is when her SEATech class produced a commercial for a locally owned and operated Walla Walla business.

Dahlby has been a Girl Scout since the eighth grade; she likes to play video games, read, or draw in her free time.

Makenna Barron

Makenna Barron has attended Waitsburg Schools since pre-school. She has been busy with school activities, including volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. She has also participated in musical productions at the Liberty Theater in Dayton.

Barron is involved in 4-H, has showcased animals at local fairs, and served in officer positions and as a camp counselor. She is currently a 4-H Junior Leader.

Barron is the FFA President, showcased animals, participated in FFA contests, and is currently the 2023-2024 Washington FFA District VI secretary.

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Makenna Barron plans to become an Ag teacher

In her senior year, Barron is the National Honor Society President, the 2024 Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days Queen, and she attends Walla Walla Community College through the Running Start program.

Her favorite memories are attending FFA competitions, conventions, and conferences.

Barron plans to run for the 2024 Washington State FFA Officer Team in May. If she is elected, Barron will take a gap year to fulfill office duties. Otherwise, Barron will attend the University of Idaho in the fall to major in Agriculture Education.


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