Ivy League admission essay, as easy as pizza pie for Tennessee teen

FILE - This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Yale University will be accepting more undergraduate students this year, but don't expect it to be any easier to get in. Freshmen classes will be larger by about 200 students beginning next year under a long-planned expansion that will see the Ivy League college's student body grow by about 15 percent, to 6,200. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee teen’s love for pizza has delivered acceptance at Yale University to her door.

The Tennessean reports Ravenwood High School graduate Carolina Williams was accepted to the Ivy League school in March, with an admissions officer noting her standout answer to a short-essay prompt to write about something she loves to do: order pizza from Papa John’s.

Williams says her answer was the first thing that came to mind. She also ranked in the top 10 of her graduating class and participated in multiple extracurricular activities.

She’ll be the first in her family to go to college – but will not attend Yale. She will pursue business at Auburn University, saying she felt it was a better fit and liked the scholarships.

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