BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – It has been a little over a month since Zaila Avant-Garde became the first African American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Celebrations ensued for the spelling champion and Harvey native.
Avant-Garde received scholarship offers from colleges in Louisiana.
Let’s not forget the drive-by parade in her hometown on July 19.
Well, now we can add the Louisiana Department of Education to the list of those who have honored Zaila Avant-Garde.
On Tuesday, the 14-year-old was recognized by Louisiana’s State Superintendent of Education Dr. Brumley “for winning the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee.”
According to WGNO, Zaila Avant-Garde is an 8th grader at Clover Lane Homeschool.