#Wow 🏆. This is the BiGGest trophy that I’ve ever seen, lol. #BeyondAppreciative. “Louisiana native and Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-garde will be honored at an event during Bayou Classic weekend.” See @wdsu for full story — 🙏🏆💯
Zaila Avant-garde is the Scripps National Spelling Bee winner, an elite-level basketball player who has set multiple world records, & she’s read over 1,000 books.
These are just a few of her talents.
Congratulations on winning @SIKids SportsKid of the Year, @Basketballasart!
“You have some pretty phenomenal skills out there on the basketball court, so we are all waiting for you to come steal our jobs.”
🎉 @S10Bird surprises @Basketballasart with the news that she is the SportsKid of the Year 👏
“I feel like winning Scripps has put me on a platform where I can now just be a person for people to look at and see, ‘If she can do it, she’s just a normal girl. I’m a normal girl too, I can do it.’ ”
@Basketballasart was ecstatic to be named SportsKid of the Year 😁
Another inspirational night in St. Louis at the @MusialAwards! For tomorrow’s newspaper tonight, here’s my column on award winner Zaila Avant-garde, who exudes personality and character, be it at the bee or with the basketball:
🤔🐝 #SoundOn. What if... There HAD been a Spell-off? Here's audio from one of Zaila's last training sessions before the bee. She's balancing speed and accuracy here -- but when absolute speed was the goal she could get into the low 40s [per 90 seconds]. #spelloff#spellingbee
We're buzzing with excitement! 🐝 @ScrippsBee Champion Zaila Avant-garde (@Basketballasart) joins as #SXSWEDU Featured Speaker in conversation with the Bee’s Executive Director, Dr. J. Michael Durnil.
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