Teen's essay about pizza gets her admitted to Yale

Olive Rios
June 5, 2017

Of course, it wasn't just Williams' creative essay that earned her a coveted spot among the 2,272 students accepted by Yale this year ― making a slim, 6.9% acceptance rate. At Yale, no less!

Carolina Williams of Brentwood, Tennessee wrote almost 10 essays for her application to Yale University. She's also getting a massive pizza party at her dorm once she arrives at the school and is also getting an internship at the Papa John's headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

"I never really understood the concept of viral until now", she said.

AL.com reported that the reviewer of Williams' application was especially amused at her essay and said as much in her acceptance letter.

And no doubt, she had to call in a tonne of pizza afterwards because her essay won her a place at one of the world's top universities, thanks to the admissions officer being a fellow pizza fiend. Read the essay:Williams says pizza was the first thing that came to mind. "I kept thinking that you are the kind of person that I would love to be best friends with".

Although, in a shocking turn of events, Williams will not be attending Yale in the fall as she has chose to attend Auburn University in Alabama instead.

In fact, there's a big possibility that the pizza company will do something great like give her free pizza for life.

The problem is that while explaining your favorite thing, you also have to find a way to show them why they should accept you into their prestigious university.

Speaking to The Washington Post from orientation at Auburn University in Alabama, Williams described her newfound fame.

But Yale will not get its pizza-loving honors student.

While the essay was about Papa John's, it touched on broader topics, such as comfort and independence.

"I love the South and I love the whole school spirit there", she tells ABC.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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