McCallum receives weekly honor
GLENWOOD SPRINGS- While just a junior in high school, Courtney McCallum may already be an expert in time management.
She has no choice.
But, regardless of how adept McCallum is at managing her time, her schedule demands hard work in order to attend to all her commitments.
McCallum, this week is Glenwood Springs High School student-athlete spotlight, has the everyday schedule of the typical high school student, and is also the co-captain of the Glenwood cheer squad and a post player for the Glenwood girls’ varsity basketball team.
“You’ve got to manage time well,” McCallum said. “But it also helps me to get things done. There’s not a whole lot of time for homework, so you’ve got to get it in when you have spare time.”
And she did squeeze in that homework time, making the National Honors Society in the fall, while also leading the cheer squad to a Class 4A state championship and berth in the National Championships next month.
“The national level is a step higher than state, so we want to keep working hard to get a good routine going,” McCallum said.
“We want to do well and make the community proud,” she added. “I don’t want to come home with any regrets.”
While McCallum has the natural outgoing personality and quick smile of a cheerleader, her work ethic may be best exemplified when sheis on the court, rather than cheering from the sidelines.
She is listed at 5-foot-8, the post is anything but a natural position for the junior whose strength is rebounding against girls typically at least four inches taller than she.
“I get good position and can really move some of the bigger girls around in there,” she said. “People underestimate me, which is cool. I’m a lot stronger than I look.”
The Demons hoops team has been up and down so far this season, but McCallum has little doubt the team will level off at a high level before the season is through.
“It’s a new year with a new coach and it just takes time,” she said, referring to first-year Demon coach Deb Henderson. “One week we’re hot and one week we’re not. In the end we’ll have a winning season.”
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