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Japanese student from FLC wins the Show Your Colors in Colorado photo contest

The winner of the Show Your Colors in Colorado contest was Fort Lewis College student, Hazuki Toyama. Hazuki hails from Okinawa, Japan, and is studying elementary education at FLC.

Amidst tragedy, student completes his dream

Takayuki Ito's world changed during Spring Break last year. While he and his brother traveled in Puerto Rico, he first saw the footage of his hometown of Minamisoma, in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture, after it had been devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which killed an estimated 20,000 people in Japan. 

Making it worse: The two brothers didn't hear news of the fate of their parents and grandmother until several worry-filled days later.