(NEWS CENTER Maine)-- Jack Rioux, the boys soccer coach at Mt. Ararat high school has this to say about Nick Merrill.

"I teach at the middle school, so all of the time when I use examples, we talk about Nick.... three sport athlete, great grades, what he does in the community.."

That's some pretty high praise being thrown Nick's way. As a soccer, basketball and baseball player, competition has always been a part of his life. When it comes to grades, competition is in Nick's DNA, coming from a family of teachers.

"They've always kind of been like, oh I did this well in high school and I did this well... So I have been like, hmmm maybe I should try to beat them...."

Nick is ranked 12th in his class and will be going to Bowdoin next year to study bio-chemistry. For his senior capstone project, Nick went back to his elementary school in Bowdoinham and started an after school math club. He had 20 kids sign up.

If you know someone who would make a good Varsity Club candidate, send an email to:

VarsityClub@newscentermaine.com