Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) recently honored its top cookie sellers at the annual GEO (Girls Empowering Opportunity) ceremony held at Wet ’n Wild Emerald Pointe on June 16.
During the 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Program, 976 girls sold 500 or more boxes of cookies, earning them a spot at the annual recognition event, which has been held at Wet ’n Wild for the past 6 years.
“The GEO ceremony is always a fun way to recognize the efforts of our top-selling girls,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of GSCP2P. “These girls are dedicated to Girl Scouts and the cookie program and help us spread a positive light on our organization when they are out in the communities.”
The top 10 council-wide cookie sellers for 2018 included: top-seller Aariena Brincefield of Greensboro (6,000 boxes); Jordyn Jernigan of Lexington (4,144 boxes); Ayslee Pilkenton of Greensboro (3,402 boxes); Hailey Griffin of Kings Mountain (2,777 boxes); Amanda Teague of Waynesville (2,681 boxes); Makalyn Shuler of Sylva (2,604 boxes); Leah Williams of Belmont (2,553 boxes); Halie Beck of Lexington (2,400 boxes); Bayley Moore of Mooresville (2,400 boxes); and Rylee Westerlund of Pfafftown (2,357 boxes).
Along with the top sellers, 20 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.