11 July 2021

Louisiana's Zalia Avant-garde becomes first African American to win Scripps National Spelling Bee.

14-year old Zalia Avant-garde became the first African American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The New Orleans native correctly spelled murraya, which is a type of tree, to win the 93rd installments of the iconic competition.

Avant-garde also correctly spelled words like querimonious, solidungulate and Nepeta en route to winning the event. For her efforts, Avant-garde will receive a $50,000 cash prize.

While Avant-garde is an impressive speller, it's not the only accomplishment that she has to her name. She previously set the Guinness World Record for most bounce juggles in one minute and is a standout basketball player.

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