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Southern BR announces SCRIPPS La Spelling Bee Champion will have a full scholarship

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Posted at 8:35 PM, Jul 10, 2021

Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge is offering National Spelling Bee Champion Zaila Avant-garde a full scholarship, they announced today.

President-Chancellor Ray L. Belton announced on Twitter, "Southern_BR is offering #Zaila Avant-garde a full scholarship and "#Zaila Day" at Southern University, part of the nation's only HBCU (Historic Black College-University) system. Our students, leaders, faculty, and alumni look forward to meeting you."

This news comes moments after LSU's new president, William F. Tate IV made a tweet of Avant-garde's full scholarship to LSU.

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