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February 23: Zaila Avant-Garde Became First Black Contestant to Win the Scripps National Spelling Bee, 2021
By Sentinel News Staff
Published February 23, 2022

To prepare for the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Zaila Avant-garde hired a tutor and learned 13,000 words a day (Twitter photo)

After almost 100 competitions, Zaila Avant-Garde, 14, became the first Black contestant to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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