Abigail Mack, an 18-year-old high school senior from Massachusetts, shared an easy about her parents which not only went viral on the Internet but also got her a set in the 2025 class of Harvard University. It is nearly impossible for a student to get through the university entrance, but his heart left a letter how she mentioned her parents even after losing a parent gave her the best opportunity of her life.

In the essay, Abigail wrote about losing her mother to cancer and how she would always refer parents and not parent after her death.

“I used to have two parents, but now I have one, and the ‘S’ in ‘parents’ isn’t going anywhere.”




18-year-old Abigail’s common app essay, a powerful metaphor of going through the loss of a parent, has earned her a place at Harvard University

The high school senior shared her powerful common app essay in the series of now-viral TikTok videos

@a_vmackMy Harvard Common App Essay introduction ##harvard ##grammarly ##IFeelWeightless ##ChipsGotTalent ##fyp ##college ##commonapp ##xyzbca ##loss ##s♬ original sound – Abigail Mack

 

@a_vmack♬ original sound – Abigail Mack

 

@a_vmack♬ original sound – Abigail Mack

 

@a_vmack♬ original sound – Abigail Mack

“Likely Letters are really rare, and I’m so fortunate to have received one! My reaction was… interesting. There was a lot of screaming—I didn’t have a voice for about a week afterwards—and I was on the verge of tears.”

Incredibly, in the most competitive admission year at Harvard, Abigail was offered a place

@a_vmackI didn’t have a voice for a week after this 🥰 #harvard #college #accepted #fyp #foryou #xyzbca #MakeMomEpic♬ original sound – Abigail Mack

 

Abigail also mentioned that she belonged to a very artistic family. “My mother opened a dance studio that my father still runs, and my father is a piano teacher, so theater has always been part of my life,” she said. Unsurprisingly, it became one of her passions. “There [is] something cathartic in escaping to a new world and being someone else for even just a few hours on stage.”

But the woman’s hobbies don’t end just there. “Politics is a newer passion,” the 18-year-old continued. “When the Black Lives Matter demonstrations were occurring this past summer, I realized how passionately I felt about politics. I knew that I could no longer stand idly by and watch as the world made leaps forward without me. I became a fellow on Senator Ed Markey’s re-election campaign and also taught volunteers how to phone bank for Joe Biden’s campaign. It was extremely gratifying to feel like my voice was being heard.”

And people praised Abigail for her inspirational essay that got her into Harvard