"I am named after Mother Angelica, so I got to have a little fire in me, right?" National Catholic Register - Charlotte Pence, Angelica Park Rally Youth Before March for Life
Angelica Park has not taken the weight of her name lightly. As an 18-year-old, she understands the devasting battle the youth is facing from false idols, unrealistic lifestyles, and compromised morals. She has made it her mission to fight these social issues and rally the youth within the Catholic faith. Her, by far and hands down, most prized accomplishment is to sing the National Anthem at the March for Life just before the President of the United States took the stage and to speak alongside Charlotte Pence, and Abby Johnson at the March for Life Youth Rally! Her pride for her faith attracted the National Catholic Register, Fr. Frank Pavone, Fr. Bill Casey, Abby Johnson, and Pro-life Weekly with Catherine Hadro. But, this is only scratching the surface of this young lady.
WHO IS ANGELICA PARK?
Angelica Park has been the same bright eyed, extremely happy, God fearing kid since diapers. Her life began in an enviroment that is incredibly rare: on the set of EWTN. Her family had a reality T.V. special on EWTN called Park Place: A Catholic Family Living for about a year. Though the special ended, her life as a proud catholic never did. She went to St. Matthews Catholic School until middle school and high school because she wanted to battle the world in the hardest arena for a young girl, a public school. She learned quickly she had a desire and gift for learning, preforming, and sports. In a public school, you must learn to sink or swim quickly, and this young lady swam. She won multiple awards for volleyball, choir and academics. She was placed in “Gifted and Talented” courses for math, played in the Junior Olympics for volleyball on her national club team, and won UIL awards for choir all before entering high school.
However, high school was a whole new ball game. Within a school with over 3,000 attendees, Ms. Park knew her battle just got harder. She continued to stay in rigorous courses with all her classes being in “Advanced Placement” and was team captain on the A Team for volleyball. She also applied and was accepted into the Voelcker Biomedical Research Academy, a cancer research scholarship program for three years during the summer. She also began the “Happily Ever After Foundation” which has raised over $45,000 for pediatric cancer research and sponsored by 30+ organizations: H.E.B., Nothing Bundt Cakes, Walmart, University Hospital and more. She also competed for Miss San Antonio’s Outstanding Teen 2018 and won; she finished in the top 5 for Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen and won multiple awards and thousands of dollars in scholarship money. Nearly all of this was done before the start of her sophomore year. For the next year, she would raise money, do 50+ community service events, sang the national anthem for teams in the NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and the All-American Bowl, became one the starting six for the Junior Varsity volleyball team, and got Confirmed within the Catholic Church.
Her second half of high school is when her faith was truly tested. She got cut from the volleyball team after being a starter on Junior Varsity for an entire season; however, she constantly felt singled out for her beliefs. The start of the new season she was cut from the coach banned prayer from the games saying, “We don’t do that s*** here!” Coincidence? After she got cut, she filled her schedule with a class designated to tutoring the special needs students at her school on the same day. From that day on, she solely focused on becoming a doctor and helping the helpless around her, specifically pediatric cancer patients, special needs children and the unborn. She became more vocal about her beliefs and aspirations on social media and within the classroom. She knew this would cause some issues, but she could never expect the length Satan would go to silence her. She ran for her senior class presidency and her peers/”friends” screenshotted a video she posted of Dr. Anthony Levatino talking about the procedure of abortion and sent it around the school captioning “#notmypresident." The initiators of this movement against her encouraged, successfully, hundreds of students to cross out her name on the ballot and repost it on their social media outlets. She thus lost her class presidency in complete humiliation, but she refused to let these series of events defeat her. She wrote and recorded a pro-life song called “Listen Can You Hear Them” which is a lullaby to the children we have lost to abortion. She reached out to the March for Life to sing the National Anthem and then she was invited to speak at the March for Life Youth Rally.
She had no idea the Vice President’s daughter Charlotte Pence was going to speak, that Abby Johnson would ever be her friend, that Fr. Frank Pavone would ever want to work with her, that Fr. Bill Casey would ever say “the Catholic youth needs you,” that the National Catholic Register would ever write about her, that Pro-Life Weekly with Catherine Hadro would ever do an exclusive interview with her, that she would be on multiple local news networks, that she would be highlighted out of 388,414 kids in San Antonio for a exclusive called “Kids that Make San Antonio Great,” and that the President of the United States would make history by speaking at the March for Life as she watched 20 feet away with Kellyanne Conway to her right and Representative Steve Scalise to her left! These moments have sparked a fire so great in her heart. Ms. Park is not afraid to carry her cross for a cause she knows is much greater than herself.
HOW CAN MS. PARK INSPIRE?
Angelica Park understands that she cannot just stand up in front of an audience and just state some facts and hope everyone will listen. She knows she must be able to truly speak from the heart and capitvate her audience. That is why if you hire Ms. Park as your speaker you will not only get words but lyrics. She incoporates her ability to sing with her ability to speak. Here's how:
Music - can preform her pro-life song "Listen Can You Hear Them" with a video (available on YouTube) and/or preform her original songs that would be incoporated within the speech
Pro-life Message - will discuss her experience of peer pressure from her beilefs and then the scientifical proof behind the belief that life begins at the moment of conception
Youth Speaker/Motivational - will share her "modern day" experiences of peer harrasment, and how she overcame this with the help of God, faith and strength, and how those experiencing the same or worse can overcome it as well
Radio/TV - has done many appreances on both and is completely comfortable in the setting of an interview style discussion over any and all topics
WHAT IS MS. PARK DOING NOW?
Angelica Park has started a new foundation called “Just Truth” that focuses on battling abortion and raising money for crisis pregnancy centers. She started a YouTube channel called “Just Truth” that answers common questions asked by teenagers/pro-choicers through using only facts from the Catechism, the Bible, and other credible sources. Her goals within the public eye is to clear up any misinformed opposing opinions and to give the Catholic/Christian youth “ammo” for those tough conversations religious individuals are constantly persecuted with.
Ms. Park is also extremely excited about reaching the Christian and Pro-life audience through speaking engagements. She brings a multitude of assets to the table through her ability to sing and speak.
She is will also be furthering her educational career to become a doctor. After being accepted into University of Texas', A&M University’s, Baylor University’s and University of San Diego's prestigious and competitive Biology programs, she has decided to attend Baylor University for its strong Christian values, excellent academic opportunities and the incredible amounts of scholarship money she was awarded.
All Ms. Park is waiting for now is a phone call from you! God bless you and God bless the unborn!