This Louisiana Teen Won This Year’s National Spelling Bee
It's safe to say many people feared spelling tests in school. This Louisiana teen has mastered spelling tests. Especially in public.
There is officially a new spelling bee champion in the United States. Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from Louisiana, won the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
According to a tweet from the Scripps National Spelling Bee account, Avant-garde tied for 370th place back in 2019 before winning this year's title. They tweeted a picture of a smiling Avant-garde holding the trophy with the caption, "It was the smile and twirls for us! After tying for 370th place in 2019, #Speller133 Zaila Avant-garde wins the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Congrats to all of our spellers. We're proud of everyone's poise and courage in facing the dictionary. #SpellingBee #TheBeeIsBack."
According to CNN, Zaila Avant-garde is the first African American contestant to win in 93 editions of the competition. Her winning word was something that I know I would've misspelled. It was murraya which is a type of tree.
As if being the National Spelling Bee champion isn't enough, Zaila Avant-garde is also pretty good on the basketball court. I came across a tweet highlighting her skills on the basketball court. It also turns out, she holds a Guinness World Record! Check out some videos of her basketball skills.
Winning any trophy isn't an easy thing to do, it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and time. We're sending a huge congratulations to Zaila Avant-garde for winning the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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