YOUR MISS HASTINGS
Your Miss Hastings 2022
Social Impact Initiative:
MIND: Moving in New Directions Toward Mental Wellness
Jasmin Kotek is a senior at Minnesota State University, Mankato, majoring in secondary mathematics education and communication studies. Her Social Impact Initiative is "MIND: Moving in New Directions Toward Mental Wellness." Jasmin's initiative seeks to inform, influence, and unite our community on the journey to mental wellness by creating an open dialogue within it across each generation.
Dance has been part of Jasmin's life since she was a child. For her Miss Hastings talent, Jasmin performed a jazz dance to "Puttin' on the Ritz."
When she isn't busy student teaching, Jasmin coaches a high school dance line and spends time volunteering with the youth of our communities, which is the generation she hopes to serve professionally one day with a nonprofit organization.
Jasmin is the daughter of Steve Kotek and Michelle Kotek, and has a rescue kitty named "Sox." Her favorite pastime is staying busy.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.
Marie Curie, physicist