Makenna Barron is the 17-year-old daughter of Charles and Tracy Barron, and sister to brothers Caleb and Carter, from Waitsburg, Washington. As an incoming senior at Waitsburg High School, she will balance Running Start at Walla Walla Community College, high school and sports throughout the school year. She is an honors student and a three-sport varsity athlete, participating in volleyball, basketball, and track.
Although busy with college and athletics, Makenna is still an active leader in her high school. During the 2023-2024 school years she will be serving as both the FFA and National Honor Society Chapter’s President. She was also elected as Washington State FFA District VI Secretary this spring for the following school year. Having attended District Officer Training in Wenatchee, Washington over the summer, Makenna is excited to plan and host a multitude of District FFA events this year.
Makenna’s love for horses started before she could walk and she has grown up around rodeo. When not playing for her school’s sports teams or competing in FFA competitions, she can be found riding her horses, Duke and Merle. Merle, a 6 year old AQHA gelding, will serve as Makenna's main partner traveling to parades and rodeos as she represents The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days this summer.
After graduation, Makenna plans to take a gap year to run for a spot on the Washington State FFA Officer team, then has ambitions of attending Washington State University or University of Idaho to obtain a degree in agricultural education, with hopes of becoming an ag teacher and FFA advisor in a small town like the one she calls home.