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On the Red Dirt Road
On the Red Dirt Road
Valley Heights Journalism Cameron Beardsley
Saturday, April 11, 2020

“Learning to do, Doing to learn, Earning to live, Living to serve ,” is a quote that best describes Wesley Denton. Wesley David Denton was born on November 11, 2001. He was raised by his parents John and Angie Denton in Blue Rapids, Kansas. His little brother Dustin Denton is a 7th grader at Valley Heights. “Red Dirt Road” by Brooks & Dunn is a song that describes Wes the best. In High School, Wesley participated in Basketball and Golf for sports. He participated in many clubs, such as, FFA, NHS, Stucco, All-School play, and 4-H for 12 years. Wesley’s post graduation plans are to attend Kansas State University and major in animal science and industry with a meat science focus.

Wesley has taken many leadership roles in FFA, including, FFA - Northeast District FFA Treasurer, Chapter Vice President,ChapterSecretary, Chapter Treasurer, Chapter Greenhand President, Marshall County 4-H Council President, Marshall County 4-H Council Treasurer, Wide Awake 4-H Club President, Wide Awake 4-H Club County Council Representative,  Kansas Junior Hereford Association Board of Directors, and is very involved in the community with volunteer work. His future dream goal is to begin his career in the beef industry working for an organization such as Cargill or Tyson in their protein business as a beef or cattle buyer. Wes is a fourth generation farmer, so he plans to return home to continue the family farm in Blue Rapids. He will never forget the moment where he won “Grand Champion Cow-Calf Bred-and-Owned Cow Calf Pair at the Junior National Hereford Expo,”  The man who sets the example for Wes is his grandpa Dave Stump, “He is the most hard working man I know,” said Wesley. Something many people would not know about Wes is that he is going to join Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity at KSU. Wesley wants to be remembered by his hard work and great personality at Valley Heights.