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Newbury Park High School Student Selected as the Reagan NextGen Leader for the Month of January

Emily Nagamoto, a junior at Newbury Park High School was recently announced as the January 2019 Reagan NextGen Leader by the Ronald Reagan Foundation.

From the Reagan Foundation website:

“Emily Nagamoto is no stranger to rolling up her sleeves and answering the call of service. With a heart for environmental science, math, and public policy, Emily has tutored and volunteered with her school and countless organizations. Some of her involvement has been with K9s for Warriors, Rotary International, Children's Hunger Fund (and the Poverty Encounter), the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and several United Nations organizations that empower women around the world. In April, Emily is running a half marathon to raise $1,000 for Girl Up, an organization that gives girls resources and a platform for social change. In her spare time, Emily enjoys cooking, hiking, playing tennis, and taking photographs for her school’s newspaper.

Emily’s journey with the Reagan Foundation began in fifth grade when she played the role of President Reagan during a field trip to the Discovery Center. It was not long after that she came back to the library and enrolled in the Student Leadership Program, where she developed and implemented a leadership action plan to enact change in her community. Emily’s passion to be a leader and mentor grew exponentially every year. Her volunteer service at the Reagan Foundation includes the 2017 Reagan Leadership Summit and the 2018 Reagan National Defense Forum, as well as serving as an SLP ambassador and on the Student Advisory Committee for the 2018 Summit (where seven delivered one of the opening addresses). Above all, Emily’s enthusiasm for charity, community, and service drive what she does and who she is today.”

To read an interview with Ms. Nagamoto, and/or to learn more abou the Student Leadership Program please visit the Reagan Foundation website.

**Photo is from the Reagan Foundation website

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