14-year old Metro-Area Girl Becomes First Black Winner of Scripps National Spelling Bee

By Stacy M. BrownNNPA Senior National CorrespondentZaila Avant-garde twirled around in a spin, her smile radiating from the clear braces covering her teeth as confetti fell from the ceilings. The 14-year-old from Harvey, La., had reason to twirl and spin, and most importantly, she had more than enough reasons to...