UNITED STATES of America's TEEN
Vasilija is a sixteen year old USOA TEEN NEVADA 2022 who brought national title to her home state and will continue to uplift, empower and inspire with her platform “ Time, Truth, And You” on the national level. She was born in New York City and her heritage is Serbian and Greek. She is the second degree black belt in taekwondo, Certified Level One Taekwondo Instructor and is fluent in Serbian and Croatian and semi fluent in Chinese ( Mandarin), Greek and American Sign Language. She is presently learning Spanish and Russian and sings in the church choir. She is former national cheerleading champion with “ Dancer of the Year" Award, former varsity basketball captain and former varsity volleyball captain. She is a sophomore in Bishop Gorman High School taking all honors classes. She played in theater in her middle, junior high and high school and also was part of the theater crew where she was learning specs of sound effects and camera. She is Alexander Dawson College Bounder Alumni. She attended ice skating school for three years and was a member of Junior National Honor Society and was a Student Council President in Junior High School. She placed top ten in regional Spelling Bee contest. She is a certified Clark County Family Court Peer Counselor and has had four trials ( three as defense counselor and one as prosecutor). She has been invited to attend in one semester evening classes in Boyd Law School. She traveled and performed with her Serbian Folklore Dance group last ten years and has been competing and performing with her Greek folk dance group last seven years. She graduated from the FBI Teen Academy and is pursuing her Cyber Security Ethical Hacking Certificate. She has been volunteering for many non profit entities and has had speaking events in schools and different organizations giving her perspective on the importance of time management, being truthful to yourself and finding joy with everything you do.
She loves animals, especially dogs and birds. God plays number one role in her life and her favorite quote is by Mother Agnes: “ What you give is yours forever and the most important is how much you love and what you do with that love”. Her aspiration is to become an attorney, professional model and to open free of charge hotel for terminally ill dogs and also next door free of charge hotel for people in need so she can pair people and dogs. She continues to volunteer and attend various speaking events spreading the message of uplifting, empowering and inspiring through her “ Time, Truth, And You” platform.