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Fri Jul 9, 2021, 09:33 AM

A happy start to your day [View all]

The first link is a video of her winning. (and this is just a side hobby of hers)



African American spelling bee champ Zaila Avant-garde makes history with flair


July 8, 2021, 9:26 PM CDT / Updated July 9, 2021, 5:35 AM CDT
By The Associated Press

"The only previous Black champion was also the only international winner: Jody-Anne Maxwell of Jamaica in 1998."

"Only one word gave her trouble: “nepeta,” a genus of mints, and she jumped even higher when she got that one right than she did when she took the trophy."

"The in-person crowd was limited to spellers’ immediate family, Scripps staff, selected media — and first lady Jill Biden, who spoke to the spellers and stayed to watch."

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