Mountain View junior Kassandra Edmondson is one of only 91 students in the world to earn every point possible on the 2014 Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture Exam. She received the top score of five, which is equivalent to an A in the corresponding college course. Read more about this exemplary student.
Q: How did it feel when you learned about your exam results?
Edmondson: It felt awesome to see how my preparation paid off, but also it helped me realize how much hard work is still to come.
Q: You’re a junior now, but have you already begun thinking about where you want to go to college? What would you like to study?
Edmondson: I still have no idea what I want to study or where, but I spend a lot of time researching to help me make a decision.
Q: What are your top study tips?
Edmondson: My notes are my most important resources for studying, so I make sure they are complete. I use notecards for vocabulary and important definitions. I was also able to find a way to write notes that makes the material clear, so find a note-taking style that works for you.
Q: What schools did you attend before Mountain View?
Edmondson: Due to my dad’s job, we lived in Chile and Australia before moving to Mesa. I attended elementary school in a British school in Chile, and middle school in a private Chilean school and public Australian school.
Q: How has Mountain View helped you in your academic success?
Edmondson: Teachers I have had at Mountain View have been incredible. They are always available to help, and they do everything they can to help you succeed in their class.
Edmondson was recognized for her achievement at the Feb. 24 Mesa Public Schools Governing Board meeting.