Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-19 15:19:53 –
The hometown of Zaila Avant-garde, the winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, threw her a parade worthy of a champion.
The parade included fire trucks, motorcycles and horses.
Louisiana 8th grade spelled words Jessamine Right to win the spelling bee earlier this month.
Zaila isn’t just good at spelling.
by Associated PressThe avant-garde is also a basketball genius and holds three Guinness World Records at the same time by dribbling multiple balls.
The avant-garde is the first home schooler to win the coveted award since 2000.
She is also the first black student from the United States and the first winner from Louisiana.
The avant-garde won $ 50,000 in prize money, commemorative medals, and scrips cups.