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Zaila Avant-garde Makes Spelling History, and Other Moments From the Bee

Zaila, a 14-year-old from Harvey, La., won on the word “Murraya.” She became the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee in almost 100 years of contests -

Zaila Avant-garde Spells ‘Murraya’ to Make Bee History - The New York Times (

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