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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2017) — When Ben Childress arrived at the University of Kentucky as a freshman, he never dreamed he would participate in student government, let alone become president of the student body.
But Childress, who graduated from Lexington's Tates Creek High School, quickly made friends who influenced him to get involved and think differently about leadership.
"I made some friends with some older guys and they believed in me and they pushed me to do more to try and better myself and to try and serve my community," Childress said. "They believed in me when I did not believe in me."
But he's had support from more than just his friends since he's one of three identical triplets! In fact, UKNow told the story of Childress and his brothers and he was one of many UK multiples who appeared on NBC's "Today" show in 2015.
Watch the video above to discover what it has been like for Childress to experience college with his brothers and learn what motivates him to work hard for the entire campus every single day.
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