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“Resilience/United in Hope”

2021 SAKURA ART CONTEST WINNERS NAMED-Check out the student artwork here.

Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International is happy to announce the winners of the 2021Sakura Art Contest. There were more than 50 entries from the Tuscaloosa City School System, Narashino, Japan, and Sunyani, Ghana. The theme of the contest is “Resilience/United in Hope”.


Elementary Category

First Place - Yu' Michael Robinson King, “A Flight of Hope”, University Place Elementary

Second Place - Austin Sandel, “Farmhouse Sunset”, Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary

Third Place - Aubri Crow, “Growing Strong”, Tuscaloosa Magnet School Elementary

Honorable Mention - Corrina Williams, “Peaceful Sisters”, Arcadia Elementary


Middle School Category

First Place – Kamaya Eatmon, “Together”, The Alberta School of the Performing Arts

Second Place – Ahman Mills, “Angels in Disguise” The Alberta School of the Performing Arts

Third Place – Yu Mizuno, “A Bird Flying High”, Toho Junior High School, Narashino, Japan

Honorable Mention – Gabriele Jackson, “Little Sprout”, The Alberta School of the Performing Arts

Honorable Mention – Lena Albritton, “Climb to Your Dreams”, Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle

Honorable Mention – Alicia Thaete-Gorbalin, “Unified Minds” Tuscaloosa Magnet School Middle


High School Category

*First Place – Caleb Kwarteng Prah, “Resilience*, Sunyani SR High School, Sunyani, Ghana

Second Place – Madison Ryan, “Serendipity”, Central High School

Third Place – Karin Toyoda, “Although I Can’t Breathe Now”, Narashino Sr. HS, Narashino, Japan

Honorable Mention – Kacyn Kelley, “United in Hope”, Northridge High School

Caleb Kwarteng Prah’s “Resilience” will compete in the 2021 Sister Cities International Young Artist Showcase.


Congratulations to all!!

For more information, please contact Lisa Keyes, Executive Director, Tuscaloosa Sister Cities International at (205) 343-0100 or email