Sadie Aronson, 2018–2019 State President

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Age: 18
Hometown: Enumclaw, WA (White River High School)
Parents: Jane & Tim Woods
Siblings: Anna Aronson & Madelyn Woods

Since she was little, Sadie Aronson has always loved to help people. Whether it was drawing pictures for her mom in kindergarten or volunteering at the local food bank, Sadie has always loved to find any way to brighten someone’s day. When she joined FFA, Sadie realized that there was no better way to help people than to zip up her blue jacket and serve the greatest organization in the world.

“FFA has been my heart and soul for the past four years and it always will be” says Aronson. “It has taught me to lead with passion and intention, and always with kindness. It has driven my passion for service and showed me that I can make a positive impact on the world around me. I would not be the leader or person that I am today had I not zipped up that blue corduroy jacket for the first time four years ago”.

Sadie was elected to the 2018–2019 State FFA Officer team as President at the 88th Washington FFA Convention & Expo.

Sadie was born in Langley on Whidbey Island, but later moved to Enumclaw and attended White River High School. Sadie served as a chapter officer for three years and a district officer for two years. In 2017-18, Sadie served as the White River FFA President. While she was in high school, Sadie competed in many CDE’s and LDE’s including Prepared Public Speaking, Employment Skills, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Floriculture, and Marketing Plan. Outside of FFA Sadie is very actively involved with her church and loves to do volunteer work in the community.

While Sadie was a student at White River High School, she spent a large amount of her time working on several supervised agricultural experience projects which included owning and running a business breeding and selling high quality show rabbits along with swine production. Sadie says that her SAE projects were a place for her to grow, build her confidence, and learn about the agriculture industry. She also gained skills including budgeting, marketing her products, and working with genetics.

After retiring as State President, Sadie plans to attend Washington State University to study Agricultural and Food Systems. After graduating, she plans to attend law school with the hope of becoming an agriculture attorney or to work with the USDA in foreign policy. Sadie says that without FFA, she wouldn’t have discovered her passion for agriculture and service or been driven towards this career.

 “As a state officer this year, my number one goal is to help FFA members to see the value in servant leadership and the impact they can have in their home and community” said Sadie. “FFA members truly are the future and I cannot wait to inspire the next generation of leaders in this incredible organization.”