Justin Paul and his team won the Academy Award for the best song, “City of Stars,” in the movie “La-La Land.”

Justin gave a wonderful shout out to public education, where he said that “arts and culture were valued” and resourced, and he thanked his teachers.

He and his group are also responsible for the Broadway hit, “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Justin is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, which is very proud of him.