Fourteen-year-old Zaila Avant-garde has become the first-ever African American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Zaila Avant-garde: “Murraya, M-U-R-R-A-Y-A.”
Spelling bee judge: “That is correct!”
The New Orleans teen is also a basketball prodigy and holds three Guinness World Records in dribbling. Zaila Avant-garde entered the world of competitive spelling just two years ago.