Yale University accepted a high school senior in Tennessee because of her hard work, her high GPA -- and her love of Papa John's pizza.
Carolina Williams submitted a 200-word essay about something she loves. She wrote about the first thing that popped into her mind – ordering pizza from Papa John's.
Part of her essay reads, "Accepting those warm cardboard boxes at my front door is second nature to me. 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."
Her acceptance letter from Yale included a personal, handwritten note which read, "As a fellow lover of pizza, I laughed out loud (then ordered pizza) after reading your application. Yale would be lucky to have you."
But alas, Williams has decided instead to attend Auburn University where, by the way, there is a Papa John's on campus.
Seattle Seahawks defensive star Richard Sherman is a graduate of prestigious Stanford University and is known in the NFL as one of the more intelligent and outspoken guys playing football today.
Last year, Richard visited Varina High School in Richmond, Virginia, and challenged student Hershai James, telling her that if she made the honor roll, she’d get a college scholarship. Hershai made the most of the opportunity, achieving a 3.0 average and getting on the school’s honor roll.
Sure enough, Richard came through and will fund Hershai’s education at Norfolk State University. When Hershai learned about the scholarship, she couldn’t believe her ears and admitted she was in shock.