Former reigning Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion Zaila Avant-garde will be instilling the spirit of learning in our youth.
Making History Again
According to a press release, the 15-year-old will become the first U.S. youth ambassador for BYJU’S, an educational technology company.
What’s more, Avant-garde is already engaged on BYJU’S learning platform as she’s enrolled in music courses to further her piano skills with the help of their intimate learning format.
In addition, Avant-garde enrolled in a coding course to learn how to code a game, and she was able to accomplish this with access to a private instructor provided by the learning platform.
“I am excited to partner with BYJU’S as a brand ambassador because I know that many kids struggle with subjects in school that they don’t like. I want to show them that the virtual learning platform can help make that subject fun and engaging,” said Zaila Avant-garde, according to a press release. “The learning experience is hands-on and personalized, so you’re not just sitting at a lecture jotting down formulas or completing workbooks alone. I was able to learn at a faster rate and had a lot of fun doing it, while also gaining confidence in myself.”
Supporting Her Peers
Avant-garde boasts various accolades as she’s not only the first Black American winner of the Bee but also a two-time Guinness World Record holder. On top of those achievements, she is still finding new avenues to excel.
Through her newest role, she will have a chance to champion young learners to follow their dreams, pursue education, and honor themselves. Students will also have a chance to join Avant-garde during a virtual Summer camp on July 9. Here, students can look forward to her secrets to success and words of wisdom.
“Spanning her many accomplishments and appetite for learning, Zaila is a shining example of how a child’s natural curiosities translate into life achievements,” said Divya Gokulnath, Co-Founder of BYJU’S. “Her unwavering love of learning and inspiring roster of successes made her a natural choice as BYJU’S’ first U.S. youth ambassador. We hope to inspire even more students to pursue their dreams, continue learning and celebrate what makes them unique.”