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We Have A W-I-N-N-E-R! 8th Grader Zaila Avant-Garde Makes History

History was made at Scripps National Spelling Bee!!!! Can you spell¬†Murraya?¬†(Hint: it’s a type of tree) 14-year-old Zaila Avant-Garde from New Orleans nailed it during the Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday and walked away as the first-ever African-American winner in the competition’s nearly 100-year history. The only black winner before was Jody-Anne Maxwell, representing Jamaica… Read more »