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Makenna Barron Elected Washington FFA State Treasurer

PULLMAN - The 94th Washington FFA Convention was held in Pullman, Washington, on May 9 through 11. Students from around the state competed in competitions, and members who met the final requirements ran for a State FFA office.

Waitsburg's Makenna Barron ran and was elected FFA State Treasurer. Barron will serve a year leading over 14,500 Washington State members with five other officers.  

Barron will serve with President Emily Ryder of Ellensburg, Vice-President Levi Kukes of Quincy, Secretary Ashley Landt of Reardan, Reporter Jordan Jelinek of Richland, and Sentinel Kassidy Wilfong of Pateros.

The Washington FFA announced that the new officers would travel around Washington State to advocate for the Washington FFA and the agricultural industry. The team will travel to Indianapolis, Washington D.C., and internationally. They will produce and present high school workshops, advocate legislatively, represent Washington as National FFA delegates, and play critical roles in next year's convention.

Barron is Waitsburg's third FFA State Officer in 50 years. In the FFA press release introducing Barron as the new treasurer, she encouraged members to keep pushing even if they are not the first place individual or team walking across the stage.

Barron said, "You put in so much work for your competition. Keep working, keep thriving-those personal wins are really what matters the most," as quoted in the press release.

Congratulations to Makenna Barron. She will have many opportunities to encourage members throughout the year.


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