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Photo via: Business Insider / Brittany Stinson

Photo via: Business Insider / Brittany Stinson

Last week, I came across a story about a high school senior who was accepted into five – FIVE – Ivy League schools thanks to an essay . And you will never believe what it was about.

The prompt: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

The essay focus: The Kingdom of Costco! (Or as my mom still requires we call it – The Price Club.)

Read the brilliance in all its glory here.

Much like Elle Woods’ Harvard essay – except this teen is neither fictional nor “Legally Blond” – her musings leap out from the page and made me laugh out loud.

Look, there is a time and place for the KISS method. But I’ve said it once and will say it again – there are just as many times and places for adjectives, word play and exclamation points. Creativity does count!

Painting a picture for people using just words is an art, a science and – most of all – a skill.

Do you have it?

Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio

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