Local winner of Scripps National Spelling Bee receives another honor

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Louisiana Department of Education

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.

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