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 15.
The yearly event honors girls who sold 500 or more boxes of cookies during the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program. This year, 1,097 girls were recognized as GEOs for 2019.
“We had more girls than ever reach the 500+ cookie selling level this year,” said Lane Cook, chief executive officer of GSCP2P. “These girls are dedicated to Girl Scouts and the cookie program and their commitment brings visibility and positive Girl Scout publicity to our communities.”
The top 10 council-wide cookie sellers for 2019 included: Aariena Brincefield of Greensboro (5,052 boxes); Ayslee Pilkenton of Greensboro (5,010 boxes); Paislee Cordell of Black Mountain (4,690 boxes); Jordyn Jernigan of Lexington (3,551 boxes); Bayley Moore of Mooresville (3,306 boxes); Amanda Teague of Waynesville (3,234 boxes); Jesseca Ballard of Leicester (3,022 boxes); Lily Johnson of Mooresville (2,700 boxes); Leah Williams of Belmont (2,663 boxes); Halie Beck of Lexington (2,600 boxes).
Along with the top sellers, 19 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 for the scholarship drawing to win and girls in all Girl Scout age levels receive part of the scholarship funds.