Charles Parkhurst - UCLA

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UCLA really is the dream school that I imagined it to be. Traveling three thousand miles from home into the college world has been my greatest step yet towards true adulthood. Now, only a few months in, I have already had so many amazing experiences. Studying with world class professors, pledging the fraternity of Beta Theta Pi, and learning to live and manage all my responsibilities has already been quite the exciting journey. The rigorous academic workload and competition, made more difficult by some of my own medical complications, has been stressful and formidable at times, but has been a great success so far. The challenge is motivating and rewarding. I’m extremely excited for the future and immensely grateful for the opportunity that MVYouth has given me to spend the next four years at such an astounding institution.