A fifth-grade student at an elementary school in Walled Lake has been named Michigan Diver of the Year for her age group.

Ciara McCliment, who attends Hickory Woods Elementary, has been hard at work all summer training for the Michigan Diving State Championships, which recently took place in Kalamazoo.

The district said McCliment did very well taking first place in the 1-meter and 3-meter dives for girls ages 10 to 11 years old.

In addition to being named Michigan Diver of the Year for her age group, McCliment also scored a personal best in the 1-meter dive.

In order to prepare for the championships, the school district said McCliment has been practicing around the clock, sometimes twice a day at Eastern Michigan University.

McCliment and her family will now travel to Minneapolis, Minn. so she can compete in the Speedo National Junior Olympics on Friday.

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