Wenatchee H.S. graduate elected Washington FFA president

Matthew Weaver/Capital Press The new 2015-2016 Washington State FFA officers take a moment on the Beasley Coliseum stage following the 85th state convention May 16 in Pullman, Wash. From left to right are reporter Jason Wigen of LaCrosse, president Julia Spangler of Wenatchee, secretary Mitch Jamison of Garfield-Palouse FFA, vice president Monica Haugen of Pullman, sentinel Daniel Lyng of Meridian FFA in Bellingham and treasurer Dallas Tyus of Tonasket.

PULLMAN, Wash. — At the 85th Washington State FFA Convention last week, 2014 Wenatchee High School Graduate Julia Spangler was elected to serve as the President of the Washington State FFA Association for the 2015-16 school year.

Spangler has been a member of the Wenatchee FFA Chapter since her Freshman year at WHS and served as President of the chapter during her senior year. She continued to stay involved in FFA through her first year of college at Washington State University, returning to the convention to run for office. Approximately 3,000 FFA members from throughout the state were present to hear Julia’s name announced as the new State President for the upcoming school year.

Julia will join five other students from Tonasket, Pullman, La Crosse, Meridian (Bellingham), and Palouse in representing Washington State at the local, state, and national levels.

The State officer group will travel throughout the State of Washington visiting local FFA chapters and providing leadership and employability training to younger FFA members. To prepare her for this task, Julia will attend a State officer training in Washington D.C. this summer with other state officers from throughout the country. She is extremely excited for the opportunity to serve the FFA and is looking forward to an exciting and challenging year as the FFA State President.

The National FFA Organization is the largest youth organization in the world with over 500,000 students with over 7,200 chapters in all 50 states, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The Washington State FFA Association is comprised of approximately 7500 members in 160 active chapters. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ffa.org for more information. For further information about the Washington State FFA Association, visit www.washingtonffa.org.

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