Temple HS senior earns National Merit letter of commendation

TEMPLE, Texas — A Temple High School senior has been recognized as one of the top four percent of students in the country by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. THS senior Colin Fowler received a letter of commendation for his performance on the 2020 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). Fowler will also be recognized at the Temple ISD board of trustees meeting Monday night (October 11).

The PSAT is typically taken by juniors across the country as the first step in competing for scholarships awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Each year, approximately 1.5 million students take the PSAT and only the top 50,000 are recognized by the NMSC.

“I am very proud of Colin and all that he has accomplished,” said Dr. Jason Mayo, principal at Temple High School. “He is smart, talented and gifted. He has been a model student at Temple High School and will go on to do great things in life.”

Fowler has been very active in the Theatre Arts and choir programs at Temple High School. Fowler will also be competing in multiple contests in the Texas Thespian State Contest in November and has also competed in multiple state competitions as a crew member on THS Theatre Arts productions. Fowler is a member of both the Meisters and Polyfoniks with THS choir, following his grandmother and sister. He has also been an All-Region Bass 2 all four years of high school, received multiple first division ratings on solos and been a leader for the THS choir program. Fowler also takes advanced placement classes and plans to attend either the University of North Texas, the University of Houston or the University of Texas and study journalism.

Temple ISD is proud to offer a variety of advanced academic programs. Those offerings include a K-12 International Baccalaureate Programme, advanced placement classes beginning in sixth grade, dual credit courses with Temple College and Texas State Technical College and the Middle College program offered in partnership with the Texas Bioscience Institute.