Diver Nathan Harper of Midpark High is student athlete of the week

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio - When junior Nathan Harper of Midpark High School is not in honors pre-calculus class or taking classes at Tri-C, he's making a splash for the diving team.

Nathan is a two-time state qualifier and his dives set a school record, taking first in the conference and winning sectionals.

Nathan is more than a good student athlete. To his peers and teachers, he's awesome.

"I don't have any kids of my own, but if I had a girl I would want her to meet a boy like Nate," said math teacher Theresa Hahn.

Sports and academics play a huge part in Nathan's life.

"Sports are important to me. I just enjoy sports. They have always been important to me since I was little.  And academics, I always tried my best and I have been gifted to be able to go into certain classes and I just try to take advantage of that," said Nathan.r

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