Jelena advances to state comp.


JELENA Dragicevic (11) won an Award of Excellence in her literature Reflections competition. She won at the school, council, and regional level, now moving onto state. Her essay had to discuss the theme “Within Reach.”

She discussed her parents’ Yugoslavia background, the struggles they went through, and how their sacrifice has motivated her to reach for her goals. One day she plans on becoming an MD/JD, where she hopes to bring pride to her Yugoslavian people.