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