Alumnus of the year
2021 university of southern california
Justin Kawaguchi was a 2017 Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholar from Newbury Park High School, earning a $3,500 scholarship toward the University of Southern California, where he graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in global health. During high school, Justin served as class president, vice president of Future Business Leaders of America, secretary of student government, and as a member of the Kiwanis and Key Clubs. Founder of the Japanese Culture Club and co-president of the Junior Youth Buddhists Association, Justin was recently recognized as one of 30 Changemakers Under 30 by the Japanese American National Museum for his leadership building inclusive spaces within the Japanese American community.