Zaila Avant-garde 2021 Scripps Spelling Bee Winner

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By: Meredith Witthar | Jimmy Rhoades Posted: 6:55 PM, Jun 1, 2022 Updated: 5:49 PM, Jun 2, 2022

New Orleans native and winner of the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Zaila Avant-garde, shares some of her journey as a young individual pursuing excellence in several aspects of her life. We recognize her accomplishment as the first African American to win the spelling bee in its 97-year history.