Meet Carolina Williams, a high school senior from Tennessee who was recently accepted to Yale University after writing an essay about her love of Papa John’s pizza. “As soon as I saw the prompt that said, ‘Write about what you love to do,’ that was the literally the first thing that came to mind because I just love to order pizza so much,” she tells AL.com. Part of her essay reads, “I will always love ordering pizza because of the way eight slices of something so ordinary are able to evoke feelings of independence, consolation and joy.” An admissions officer was so impressed by Williams’ high GPA, extracurricular activities and quirky essay that they included a handwritten note that read, “As a fellow lover of pizza, I laughed out loud (then ordered pizza) after reading your application. Yale would be lucky to have you.” Williams ultimately decided to go to Auburn University in Alabama after receiving a scholarship from them. However, she did celebrate getting accepted into Yale by ordering a Papa John’s pizza.
Someday I just want to be loved as much as this girl loves Papa Johns Pizza!
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