Magazine November 12, 2018, Issue

2019 Yale Application Essay

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  1. 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.

Thwack! The lacrosse ball sank into the rope-like netting of my lacrosse stick, and I ran down the field pursued by fleet-footed members of the opposing team.

It must have seemed odd to a casual onlooker. I am not what many people would call a “natural athlete.” During my middle-school years at St. Pale Country Day School, I often encountered obstacles that stood in the way of success

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