Miss Poulsbo 2020
Hometown: Poulsbo, WA
Platform Issue: Supporting the Siblings of Mental Illness
Talent: Jazz dance to "Friend like Me" from Aladdin
Scholastic Ambition: TO attend Seattle Central College to earn a degree in Dental Hygiene.
Interesting Fact: Minako was named after a Japanese anime character although she does not identify as Japanese.
Bio: Minako is a recent graduate from North Kitsap High School. She was an active participant in North Kitsap's leadership team from 2019-2020, has volunteered for Poulsbo Elementary 2018-2019 and is a member of Thrivers Club.
Living with a close family member who struggled with depression and anxiety, Minako has strived to help and support others who are struggling with the same mental illness. She believes that every teen should have a safe space to be themselves and to speak with someone they trust, She is driven by her ambition to empower others to do the same and to help local youth be themselves.