Collinsville High School Senior Caroline Lentz has been named a 2020-21 Commended National Merit Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) based on her performance on the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
Caroline is one of 34,000 scholastically talented seniors throughout the nation being recognized for their academic promise. She placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020-21 competition by taking the PSAT/NMSQT last fall.
“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”
CHS Principal David Snider presented her with a Letter of Commendation from the school and NMSC.
At CHS, Caroline is active in STEM club, Drama club, Model UN, NHS, SNHS, Mu Alpha theta, Math team, Scholar Bowl, Book club and Student Council. She also dances at Rena’s Dance Unlimited in Edwardsville.
Caroline is considering a career in Aerospace Engineering or Genetics. She is planning to apply to Missouri S&T, University of Missouri, Purdue and SIUE.