Congrats to Zaila & Dean!

CONGRATULATIONS to my students Zaila Avant-Garde of Harvey, Louisiana and Dean Alkhairy of Tustin, California for their stellar performances in the 2020 Mission Spelling Bee today!

  • Zaila placed 1st out of 2020 Scripps-eligible spellers, and 2nd overall
  • Dean placed 2nd out of 2020 Scripps-eligible spellers, and 3rd overall

Also, congrats to Shourav Dasari — the overall champion.

Now it’s back to training and improving for the next Bee!

Zaila Avant-garde 2019

Zaila spells in the 2019 Scripps Bee. (@Basketballasart / Twitter)

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Dean spells in the 2019 Scripps Bee. (Mark Bowen / Scripps National Spelling Bee)

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