This is evidenced by how she was accepted to Yale University after writing a 200-word essay on how much she loves pizza.
“When the delivery person rings my doorbell, I instantly morph into one of Pavlov’s dogs, salivating to the sound that signals the arrival of the cheesy, circular glory,” writes Carolina.
“It smells like celebration, as I love to rejoice a happy occasion by calling Papa John’s for my favorite food. It tastes like comfort, since having pizza delivered to my quiet home is a way for me to unwind. It looks like self-sufficiency because when I was younger, ordering pizza made me feel grown-up, and it still provides that satisfaction for my child at heart.”
The prospective student goes on to finish the poetic epithet by saying: “Accepting those warm cardboard boxes at my front door is second nature to me, 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.”
The Yale admissions officer who read her essay was so tickled by the subject choice, he responded by saying: “As a fellow lover of pizza, I laughed out loud (then ordered pizza) after reading your application.”
Carolina was also noticed by none other than the king of pizza himself: Papa John.
The pie delivery chain sent her a tweet saying: “CONGRATS, CAROLINA!! We’re so honored that you wrote about us in your essay!”
In addition to the romantic verse on Italian food, the Ravenwood High School student of Brentwood, Tennessee carries a sparkling educational resume, featuring a high GPA, several volunteering positions, and a position on the National Honors Society.
Though the teen celebrated her acceptance by ordering pizza while dressed in a brand new Yale University tee shirt, Carolina instead chose to attend Auburn University for their business program.
(Previously published at The Good News Network, click here for more)