Written by Sydney Johnson
At only eight years old, Aaron Burgett had already traveled farther than many people are able to in their entire lives! Because his father works for World Vision, Aaron and his family spent a year and a half living in Africa. This unique opportunity gave Aaron different perspectives and viewpoints from most students who surrounded him upon returning to the United States. He believes a lot of who he is came from that experience which taught him to see beyond what society tells him is right, wrong, or normal.
Aaron’s youth pastor, Barry Bishop, is someone he looks up to, as well as turns to for an example of how to carry out a humble and happy life. When asked to explain a bit about his role model, Aaron described how Barry, “is so full of life, energy, kindness, and love for God. He’s also a fantastic husband and father”. Being such an incredible example of a “family man” is one of the main reasons why Aaron admires Barry so much. Aaron does not have a definite idea of what career he would like, but he knows he wants a family more than anything.
Another dream of Aaron’s is to continue incorporating music into his life. He does not quite have his sight set on being a rock star, but music has been a huge part of his life, and he would love to see that carry over into the next steps of his journey.
The days leading up to where he is now, a freshman at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, have been nothing short of successful, as well as enlightening to everyone around Aaron Burgett. Aaron has an effortless ability to make those around him laugh, as well as melt when he graces them with his musical talent. He is never afraid to offer a helping hand, whether in class, at a school event, or on the football field. Classmates and teammates can all agree that Aaron has what it takes to be a great leader. He is goofy, intelligent, talented, patient, and above all, genuinely kind and caring of others.
When asked what it means to live ‘A Life Worth Imitating’, Aaron responded by saying it means one has lived, “a life full of actions that model high character and are worthy of respect. It does not have to be a perfect life, but it means that the struggles in ones life have produced a person with character and actions worth emulating.” Then once told he was chosen for ALWI, Aaron humbly said, “I’m not a perfect person and I’m not the best at any one thing, but a person does not need that to fulfill a meaningful life or one that leaves an impact on others”.Aaron thinks Barnabas Clothing is the, “bees knees”. He loves that the brand blends trending fashion with “smokin’” style, and that it leaves a positive impact on the global community, and encourages others to live a life worth imitating.
If you know someone who is living A LIFE WORTH IMITATING, tell us their story and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.