Parents: Mark and Vicky Calmes
High School: Colby High School
Freshman letters, honors: Basketball (letter)
Sophomore letters, honors: Cross country (first-team all-conference, letter, Cloverbelt Conference team champions, Cloverbelt All-Conference medal, Most Improved runner award), basketball (letter, rising star award, Girls Basketball WCAA Wisconsin Coaches Athletic Association highest team GPA award), track and field (first-team all-conference, letter, conference champion in the 3,200, sectional qualifier in 1,600 and 3,200)
Junior letters, honors: Cross country (first-team all-conference, letter, Cloverbelt Conference team champions, Cloverbelt all-conference medal), Basketball (letter, best defensive player award, first regional champions in Colby High School history), track and field (first-team all-conference, letter, conference champion in the 3,200 and runner-up in the 1,600, sectional qualifier: 1,600 and 3,200).
Senior letters, honors: Cross country (first-team all-conference, letter, Cloverbelt all-conference medal, most valuable runner award), basketball (honorable mention all-conference, letter, captain).
Academic honors: Highest Honor Roll all seven completed semesters; National Honor Society; 3.987 GPA; Colby Class of 2014 Salutatorian.
Volunteer work: Colby Public Library “Volunteen” during annual children’s summer reading program, chairperson for multiple Make-A-Difference Day projects, providing items of comfort to people in need both locally and worldwide. Examples: pillowcase dresses for orphans in Africa, “Sweet Dreams” care packages for children removed from abusive homes, gowns for neonatal babies, etc.
Favorite sports memory: Racing at the Waupaca sectional during senior year in cross country. After crossing the finish line, a group of fellow seniors and I stood hugging and crying, knowing that we had just run our final race together.
Advice to an athlete: Be willing to work hard for what you want. As said by elite marathoner, Josh Cox, “the pain of training is nothing like the pain of not reaching your potential.” Therefore, you should push your boundaries, live with no regrets and continuously ask yourself: “Did I do my part today?”
Inspiration: My coaches, past and present. Their support, dedication, and mentoring has made me the person I am. I aspire to follow in their footsteps and foster the love of athletics in future generations. Hope I’m making you proud in heaven, Coach Mac. (Dave MacArthur 1970-2006)
College plans: UW-Stout for apparel design and management.