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Tara Kaprowy: Details of a rural upbringing can make for an exceptional story in college admissions essays

I live in a place where one of the best lunches you can get is a bologna sandwich from Nelson Valley gas station. It’s not a fancy sandwich and it’s not a fancy place, but there is something about it that is good and honest and makes you feel like you are suddenly sitting snugly inside 1962. Pretty often in the summer, it can take some time to get to Nelson Valley because cars get hung up behind...