A busy year ahead for Denton senior


For Halen Peterson, fishing is a year-round pleasure.

Photos courtesy of Halen Peterson


News-Argus Staff


Halen Peterson, son of Bart and Glenda Peterson, had a busy junior year at Denton. The summer months and his senior year promise to be just as full of activities.

Participating in football, track and youth group has kept 17-year-old Halen in shape during his high school years. But when you add fishing, hunting and riding four wheelers, there isn’t much time to sit around and do nothing.

Halen has other responsibilities as well. The summer months will find him helping out at home by mowing and driving a truck during harvest time. Family camping and fishing will fill in any time not essential for obligations.

Halen gained welding skills during high school. 

“I will use those skills to fix things on the family ranch. I also look forward to building things out of metal,” he said.

Although he is uncertain of his final choice, Halen plans to attend college. 

His favorite grade school memory is “having chocolate chip pancakes with Mrs. Lucas in first grade.” 

Given the choice to spend a day with anyone, living or dead, Halen said, “I would like to go hunting with Jim Shockey in the Yukon. I would hope to gain more hunting knowledge.”

Halen said his classmates would describe him as quiet, smart, sometimes annoying and sarcastic.


Note: Jim Shockey is a Canadian outdoor writer, a professional big game outfitter and television producer and host for many hunting shows.


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