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Zaila Avant-garde First African American To Win National Spelling Bee

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14-year-old Zaila Avant-garde from Louisiana became the first African American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday by correctly spelling “Murraya,” a genus of plants. What do you think?

“I can’t wait to see what she spells as an adult.”

Sybil Rowe, Brattice Builder

“Yeah, okay, but is she amazing at basketball? She is? Oh.”

Hershel Kim, Dental Jeweler

“I wasn’t aware that people still spell.”

Percy Fowler, Ferris Wheel Operator