Dubuque high school graduate earns perfect score on AP exam
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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -
A Dubuque high school alum is one of only two students in the world to receive every point possible on the United States Government and Politics Advanced Placement (AP) Exam.
Hempstead High School graduate Rebecca Weires took that exam in the spring of 2013. She received the highest score of 5 on the exam and was one of only two students in the world to earn every point possible on the test.
It is very rare for a high school student to earn every point possible on the exam, as the exams are written and scored by college professors from around the world. Those professors typically design the exams to cover a full-year of intensive, college-level knowledge and skills.
Weires says she studied hard for the exam and thought she did very well. But she never imagined she would receive a perfect score.
"I knew that I had done well on the test, but I didn't realize a perfect score was something that was even remotely obtainable." Weires said.
Weires is currently a student at Vanderbilt University.
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