Jackie Milestone is a high school senior who got deferred early-action from Yale– but she wasn’t about to let that get in the way of coming here. Instead of wallowing in self-pity until regular-action letters come in April, Jackie decided to write a catchy song that shows her devotion to Yale: “White and Blue for You”.
The video depicts the dramatic moment when Jackie first heard the news that she hadn’t gotten in to her dream school. After reading the letter she falls to the floor where her two huge dogs, dressed in Yale t-shirts, rush to comfort her. She falls into her waterbed, which is covered in more of her collection of Yale t-shirts.
But Jackie got up. She put on every single one of those Yale t-shirts and she wrote an (annoyingly, kind of catchy) song and recorded a video of it– all in the hopes of one day “being in your stonewall embrace.”
Her water bed and extremely large collection of Yale t-shirts might be creepy. But, hey– at least she’s not this girl who did the same thing for Harvard.
Will it work? Who knows– these college counselors say that if you are deferred, “Don’t be cute or clever.”
Good luck, Jackie– with getting in, and with burying this video as soon as you do.