Avant-garde, 14, America’s brand-new, home-schooled spelling bee champ, has got the esteemed giving her all the social-media flowers.
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Zaila Avant-garde, 14, became the first African American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee and only the second Black champion.
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But even among the more well-rounded spellers who will compete Thursday in the ESPN-televised national finals, Zaila Avant-garde stands out.