Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) recently honored its top cookie sellers at the annual GEO (Girl Empowering Opportunity) ceremony held at Wet ’n Wild Emerald Pointe on June 17.
This year, 986 girls who sold 500 or more boxes of cookies during the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program were recognized at the ceremony.
“Every year, our girls impress us with their initiative, dedication and enthusiasm when it comes to selling Girl Scout cookies,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of GSCP2P. “They are putting their skills to good use and making sure every box sold goes to making a difference in their communities.”
This year’s 2017 top cookie seller, Aariena Brincefield of Greensboro, sold 7,594 boxes of cookies, breaking her own record by 794 boxes from 2016.
The other top 10 council-wide cookie sellers for 2017 included: Ayslee Pilkenton of Greensboro (3,201 boxes); Jordyn Jernigan of Lexington (3,086 boxes); Halie Beck of Lexington (2,853 boxes); Makalyn Shuler of Sylva (2,536 boxes); Ta’Kyla Tillman of Kings Mountain (2,354 boxes); Rylee Westerlund of Pfafftown (2,200 boxes); Hailey Griffin of Kings Mountain (2,156 boxes); Zoe Zullo of Nebo (2,119 boxes); Heaven Coble of Julian (2,100 boxes); Megan Small of Elon (2,100 boxes); and Amanda Teague of Waynesville (2,100 boxes).
Along with the top sellers, 22 girls were recognized as recipients of the annual cookie scholarships. Each year, $25,000 in scholarships are awarded. Every girl who sells over 500 boxes is eligible to win and girls in all Girl Scout age levels receive part of the scholarship funds.