Annie Burton has become the first student at La Cañada High School in memory to gain admission to the University of Oxford as a full undergraduate.
The LCHS senior will begin her studies in modern history and politics at the British institution in October.
Burton's successful application culminates a rigorous 12-week process which began last September. The process involved two application forms, multiple writing samples, a six-part essay test and an oral examination with an Oxford professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.
Burton credits her success to the preparation of her advanced placement history teachers at LCHS: James Cartnal (AP U.S. History) and Marina Chahine (AP European History).