Zaila Avant-garde is the 14-year-old winner of the Scripps National Spelling Contest. She is processing multiple admissions for full university scholarships.
The leaders of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, Southern University, and Louisiana State University promised the Louisiana native on social media within a few days of last Thursday’s victory that she would free-rider throughout the journey. Go to their institution, Hill Report.
Avant-garde is the first African-American player in its 96-year history to win the competition. Southern University President Ray L. Belton announced that in addition to scholarships, the historic black university system will also set up a “Zaila Day” to commemorate her.
“Our student leaders, faculty, staff and alumni look forward to meeting you,” he wrote on Twitter. “We welcome you to #JaguarNation!”
The Scrabble champion also broke three basketball Guinness World Records before and hopes to join the WNBA after graduating from college. Black business Report.