If you're young enough to remember your school days, you can probably remember writing about a ton of boring topics when all you really wanted to do was write about your passions, but pizza enthusiast Carolina Williams wrote fondly of her appreciation for the fast-food giant Papa John's in a college entry exam, and it has since won her a place at Yale!
Proving that nothing is impossible in exams season, it was undoubtedly a risky move, and Williams's decision to take a more lighthearted approach to the task could easily have backfired, but the admissions officer explained in the acceptance letter that he was also a pizza lover. "As a fellow lover of pizza, I laughed out loud (and then ordered pizza) after reading your application,” part of it read.
If that wasn't enough good news, Williams was rewarded again after sending a tweet to the official Papa John's Twitter account explaining how she won a place at the world-renowned college.
Elated that a regular customer had gotten into Yale thanks in part to their business, they were quick to tweet her back and offer her a year's worth of free pizza!
It was the stuff of dreams for the soon-to-be Yale student and served as a reminder that ingenuity and not being afraid to go against convention can often pay dividends.
This was also recognized by the founder and CEO of the pizza chain, Papa John, who sent a personalized message to Williams via their official YouTube channel which you can watch below
While this story happened a while back, we'd like to congratulate Carolina on her extraordinary success and wish her all the best going forward.
Most of all, we encourage you to share this story with anyone struggling with their entrance exams. Sometimes, being yourself can be the best recipe for success, as Wiliams brilliantly proved.