Stars News · Siegel Scholar Athletes of the Month – November 2017

Congratulations to Lexi Grisham and Bryan Ayala on being named Siegel’s Scholar Athletes of the Month for November.

Lexi is a Senior on the Swimteam.  She placed 1st at County, 13th at State meets in 2017.  Lexi has been awarded Volunteer Scholarship at UTK and is a member of NHS and Excalibur Honors Society.

Bryan is a Junior on the Wrestling team.  He is currently enrolled in AP US History.


23 Questions for our Scholar Athletes

Name Lexi Grisham Bryan Ayala
Sport(s) Swimming Wrestling
Grade 12 11
GPA 4.0 3.8
Athletic Honors Placed 1st at County, 13th at State and in 2017, NCSA junior nationals qualifier, USA swimming futures champion qualifier, finalist for Rutherford County All Sports award in Swimming for the Daily News Journal, Southeastern Swimming Open Water Zone Team Selection Varsity Wrestler
Academic Honors Awarded Volunteer Scholarship at UTK and a member of NHS and Excalibur Honors Society Taken AP U.S. History
Three words to describe yourself Motivated, light-hearted and responsible Reserved, Persistent, and Kind
Toughest opponent Myself My toughest opponent is self doubt
What you’re working on now Being more optimistic I’m working to improve my mental state on match days.
Best Sports Memories Training with the Puerto Rican Nationals swim team in San Juan, Puerto Rico My best sports memory was one year at JV state after losing all my matches, I went outside and sat down. Another wrestler from another school saw me and encouraged me to keep going and to do my best, it meant a lot to me for him to say that.
Favorite Food Pasta Cheddar cheese
Favorite Ice Cream Cookies ‘n’ cream Vanilla
What’s on Your Playlist Lauren Daigle, Matthew West, Francesca Battistelle John Frusciante- Murderers
Most Embarrassing Thing on Your Playlist Pocket Full of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield Dragonball Z opening
If You had one wish, what would it be? To find a cure for multiple sclerosis To have an all expenses paid trip around the world.
What most people don’t know about you? That my mom has M.S. I can draw fairly well.
Your Favorite Class? AP Calculus B/C AP Seminar
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Finland to watch the Aurora Borealis Sydney, Austrailia
Your Hero? Katie Ledecky Coach Ramsey
Social Media you are on? Instagram and Twitter Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would that be? Ellen DeGeneris Muhammed Ali
If you could have any superpower, what would you have? The power of knowledge, to know any and everything Super Durability
Your house is burning down and you can only take one thing out, what do you take? My Bible My Wrestling Bag