Louisiana Teen Named SI SportsKid Of The Year

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A 14-year-old from Harvey is the 2021 SportsKid of the Year.

Sports Illustrated Kids announced on Wednesday that the honor belongs to Zaila Avant-garde.

The teen holds three Guinness World Records for her basketball dribbling skills, and she finished first place in the 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Gov. John Bel Edwards congratulated Avant-garde in a social media post on Wednesday.

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