Whitney Barron runs online business, cares for son
After graduating from Frenship High School in 1996, Whitney Barron went on to earn a master’s degree from West Texas A&M University. She is currently caring for her newborn son. (Photo provided by Whitney Barron)
Former Frenship High School salutatorian Whitney Barron has obtained a master’s degree, worked for several years at the National Ranching Heritage Center and is now “semi-retired” and running an online business as she tends to her newborn son.
Barron, formerly known as Whitney King by fellow members of the class of 1996, went to school at West Texas A&M University following high school graduation. She double-majored in accounting and finance, and later obtained a master’s degree in agricultural business.
Barron worked for one year for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a loan technician in Littlefield, and then worked for six and a half years at the National Ranching Heritage Center. In high school, she said she was a member of the Junior Historians, which helped her later in her career.
Whitney Barron’s high school activities
- Played saxophone in band for two years.
- Member of the National Honor Society and served as treasurer.
- Member of the Junior Historians.
- Salutatorian of the class of 1996.
Barron missed the class reunion two years ago because she had just gotten married to husband Billy Barron, an Idalou High School graduate who works for the Texas Department of Agriculture.
“We actually met online,” said Barron. “A lot of people think oddly of that, but it works completely fine. I couldn’t have found a better man.”
Barron has a business online, and her grandmother had teased her that she would not find a man through the computer.
“Then I had my baby, so I kind of semi-retired,” she said of her five-month-old baby, Brooks. “I don’t know how we got blessed, but we got the sweetest boy. The sweetest and the cutest.”
In addition to running FantasticFindsOnline.com, Whitney also does data entry for a local company, teaches piano lessons and plays the harp for weddings.
Barron said she is happy with the way things are going.
“I had wanted to be married, so that happened. And I wanted to have some children, and I had one. So I think we’re doing good,” she said.
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