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Alton Student Scores Perfect on ACT, Twice

By AP/KWMU

Alton, Ill. – It's hard enough to score a perfect 36 on the ACT test. But a 17-year old at Alton High School has done it twice.

Sophie Hilgard, of Godfrey, aced the test last winter. She then had to take it again in April with all of her classmates as part of the Prairie State Achievement Exam.

Hilgard is one of just 17 Illinoisans to get the perfect score on the spring exam.

Hilgard won't yet say where she wants to go to college. Despite her perfect scores and immaculate grades, she said she doesn't want to mention top schools and then get rejected from them.

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