High School Senior Gets Into Yale With Essay On Pizza

Pizza is Carolina Williams’ favorite food so when Yale University asked for her to “write about something that you love” in 200 words or less, she picked her top indulgence.

“Accepting those warm cardboard boxes at my front door is second nature to me,” she started, “but 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.”

Her essay dazzled the powers that be at Yale and she was accepted.