Celebration Held For Scripps Spelling Bee Champion Zaila Avant-garde


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Louisiana is celebrating the victory of the nation's first African-American Spelling Bee champion.

A parade and second line were held in New Orleans Sunday in honor of Zaila Avant-garde, who made history this month by spelling the word "murraya" to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Avant-garde is also the holder of three Guinness World Records in basketball and a champion juggler and unicyclist.

LSU and Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge announced they were planning to offer full-ride scholarships to Avant-garde for her achievements.

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