The Park bros... two of a kind
by Aidan G. Newton
The Times-Independent
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The Park brothers, Teddy and Kevin, are integral members of the Grand County Red Devils varsity basketball team. 	         Photo by Greg Knight
The Park brothers, Teddy and Kevin, are integral members of the Grand County Red Devils varsity basketball team. Photo by Greg Knight

Nearly every student at Grand County High School is familiar with Teddy and Kevin Park. The twins, who are originally from South Korea, are heavily involved in all kinds of school activities and are incredibly active in the school’s social fabric. Teddy and Kevin aren’t just interested in sports, though. The two juniors are also impressive intellectuals who perform at the top of their class.

“We both try to do our best in school,” Teddy said. “My brother and I want to go to good colleges so we don’t see failing as an option, really.”

Teddy is specifically interested in studying either engineering or medicine in college. Kevin, similar to his brother, is strongly considering studying medicine after high school in Moab.

“My best case scenario is to get out of Utah for college,” Kevin said. “I am still applying to the University of Utah, but the colleges I really want to get into are UC San Diego or Johns Hopkins University.”

“I would love to be able to go to a school like Berkeley or Columbia,” Kevin said.

The two brothers agree that there are some complications that come along with growing up as twins, but the two ultimately use the situation to their advantage.

“We generally have to share everything,” Teddy said. “On the other hand, we’re used to motivating ourselves. We have to compete against each other in everything, like school and sports.”

Although the twins were born in Denver, Colo., the Park family is heavily rooted in Moab as business owners. With that in mind, the twins have some suggestions for changes they would like to see in Moab.

“I wish we could see more funding at schools in Moab,” Teddy said.

Kevin has slightly different interests as he said he would like to see a water park in Moab again.

The two are also very passionate about the sports they play. Both brothers have played basketball for most their lives and have enjoyed running the hardwood for the Grand County Red Devils. The Parks think that this year the team has really been pushing them.

“Our team has really had high expectations this year,” Kevin said. “We’ve had some trouble reaching them but it’s still been a good season overall.”

Teddy and Kevin will graduate with the Class of 2019.

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