ZAILIA AVANT- GARDE is the first African American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee! Plus she’s a Guinness World Record holder. She received a Guinness Book for her eighth birthday and she put her plan into action when she turned 13.
Zailia stated“I actually have two Guinness Book world records right now,” she says. “One is for most bounces in one minute with three basketballs. The other is most juggles in one minute with four basketballs.”
Kudos to you Zailia! Check out the final moments of her winning the spelling bee below!