• Zalia Avant-Garde Can Do Anything She Sets Her Mind To

    15 days ago - By Momtastic

    In case you haven't heard the news: kids these days are amazing. Take, for example, fourteen-year-old Zalia Avant-Garde from Louisiana. This week she became the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee in its almost one century of existence, spelling a word even my computer's spellcheck was like, “Um, what?” when I tried typing it in this sentence.
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    This fan of vocabulary admits that a thorough knowledge of etymology , diacritics , and as much as an unabridged dictionary can hold is only a side gig. Sure, she loves language and reading books...
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