Carolina Williams, a high school senior in Williamson, Tennessee, wowed the Yale University admissions committee with her empowering, emotional ode to the joys of ordering Papa John's pizza. Her college essay was much more meaningful than some derivative tale of a mission trip to Africa or a convoluted metaphor. No, Williams wowed the Ivy League with a story that's also the intro in many a porno.
Asked by Yale to "write about something that [she loves] to do," Williams thought deeply about her passion for pizza.
The winning essay celebrates the "feelings of independence, consolation and joy" that pizza can provide.