A 14 years old girl has won many hearts after emerging as the first Ever African-American to win a Spelling Bee competition.
The young girl identified as Zaila Avant-Garde, is said to have come from Harvey, Louisiana spelled the word “Murraya,” a kind of tree, correctly in the final round of the competition to make history.
After her victory, many top firms took to their social media pages to announce multiple Scholarship packages for her.
“Zaila Avant-garde @basketballasart performed at the highest level in the National Spelling Bee. Your academic performance reflected scholarship first! You modeled intellectual excellence. @LSU_Honors awaits. I write to offer you a full scholarship to attend LSU. Here for you!” Louisiana State University President William Tate also wrote on Twitter
“Louisiana Community and Technical College System posted on its Facebook page, “In celebration of her incredible performance at the National Spelling Bee, LCTCS is proud to offer Zaila Avant-garde a full scholarship to any Louisiana community and technical college. We believe our programs, such as aerospace technology, would be a great fit for you,”
Southern University President Ray L. Belton took to Twitter, “I am pleased to announce that @Southernu_BR is offering #ZailaAvantgarde a full scholarship and “#Zaila Day” at SU, part of the nation’s only #HBCU system. Our student leaders, faculty, and alumni look forward to meeting with you. We welcome you to the #JaguarNation!”