Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS -

Grayson Lee does not suf­fer from a short­age of tal­ents.

Lee was not only an all-con­fer­ence ath­lete in two sports at Rogers High, he also played in the band and scored high in the class­room. In the next few years, he plans to use a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing de­gree to work on driver­less au­to­mo­biles.

“It’s ba­si­cally been a life­long dream of mine,” Lee said. “We were on a trip in Phoenix and I saw one in a store. I’ve been in­ter­ested in them ever since.”

Lee earned an Hon­ors Col­lege Fel­low­ship Schol­ar­ship from the Univer­sity of Arkansas, Fayet­teville.

“I’m most proud of re­ceiv­ing the fel­low­ship to go to Arkansas,” Lee said. “When I was a fresh­man, my dad said that if I could score a 32 on my ACT, I could go to Arkansas for free. That’s been my goal. I was re­ally proud of that, and it made my par­ents happy.”

Lee also re­ceived the Arkansas Gov­er­nor’s Dis­tin­guished Schol­ar­ship and the Crafton and Tull En­gi­neer­ing Schol­ar­ship.

As a 5-11, 182-pound se­nior wide re­ceiver, Lee helped the Moun­ties com­plete their first win­ning sea­son since 2013.

“In my sopho­more and ju­nior years,

we won three games,” Lee said. “Last year, we went 6-5 and a lot of peo­ple may not think that’s a big deal, but for us, it was a big turn­around from what we were used to. I think the pro­gram is head­ing in the right di­rec­tion.”

Lee sparked the base­ball team, bat­ting .360 while lead­ing the Moun­ties in dou­bles (12) and RBI (23). He was also awarded the team’s Golden Glove award for be­ing its best de­fen­sive player.

“The high­light of the year was sweep­ing Ben­tonville,” Lee said. “Ben­tonville is a big ri­val, and any time we can beat them in any­thing it’s fun.”

As a mem­ber of the school’s march­ing band, Lee played a va­ri­ety of per­cus­sion in­stru­ments.

“From bells to snare drums,” Lee said, “any­thing I could hit with a stick, I did.”


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