March 1, 2018
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Student from Chicago’s Pritzker College Prep Accomplishes Rare Feat of a Perfect AP Test Score
CHICAGO, IL – Accomplishing what only 46 other students in the world did, Nadia Segura, a senior at Chicago’s Pritzker College Prep, earned every point possible on the Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish Language and Culture Exam administered by The College Board. Out of all AP tests administered globally in 37 subject areas, Segura sits in a rarified group of only 511 students with perfect AP scores worldwide in 2017.

“This outstanding accomplishment is likely a direct reflection of the top quality education being offered at the Noble Street Charter School: Pritzker College Prep,” wrote Trevor Packer, senior vice president of The College Board in a letter to the school. “We applaud Nadia’s hard work and also the AP teacher responsible for engaging students and enabling them to excel at college-level courses.”

Segura was born in Chicago, but her father was deported to Mexico when she was young. She has lived in both countries, but for the last four years has lived apart from her parents in order to complete high school here. Despite her obstacles, she is on track to graduate at the top of her class, and Segura has already earned acceptance to Stanford University and other prestigious colleges.

Segura remarked, “There's true talent in all of us, no matter where we come from, and it's great to discover it. Being recognized for this accomplishment reassures me that all of my efforts have not been in vain and that I am headed down the right path. I just hope more students like me, inner-city kids who often underestimate themselves or allow large problems they have no control of get the best of them, decide to try new things, take big risks, and do what they love to do. In the process, they might find there is a hidden potential in them.”

Nadia Segura, senior at Pritzker College Prep


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