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Leland Girl Scout Sells 3,616 Boxes of Cookies earning 2015 Top Seller Honor

Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines is pleased to announce that Charisma P. of Leland, is the overall top seller for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale program.  Charisma sold 3,616 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the annual cookie sale that ended in March. Sierra S. of Aberdeen, placed second with 3,169 boxes sold, and Xena G. of Cary, placed third with 3,000 boxes sold.

These top-selling Girl Scouts joined Chief Executive Officer Lisa Jones on Friday, May 22, for a celebratory luncheon at Hilltop House in Fayetteville.  Jones presented each girl with a 2015 Cookie Sale trophy at the event.

“The Cookie program teaches Girl Scouts skills that will help them grown into leaders in their own life, leaders in business and leaders in the world. We are excited to honor and celebrate the leaders of this year’s cookie program,” said CEO Lisa Jones.

Girl Scout sold over 3.1 million boxes of cookies with approximately 12,500 Girl Scouts participating in the 2015 Cookie Sale Program at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines.  Approximately 2,050 girls sold more than 400 boxes of cookies each.  Additionally, 283 girls sold more than 1,000 boxes each.  Council-wide the average number of boxes sold per girl was 248. Nationally the average number of boxes sold by Girl Scouts is 135.

“These are more than just cookies, they’re opportunities. We are proud of all the Girl Scouts who helped make the sale such a success,” added Jones.

The Girl Scout Cookie Sale program helps to support girls in achieving the goals they set for program activities, community service projects and philanthropy, and ensures all girls are afforded access to the Girl Scout leadership program. For nearly 100 years, it has also helped girls develop essential skills they can use throughout their life.

Charisma is a member of Girl Scout Troop #856 co-led by Natasha Branch and Angela Parham. She began selling cookies in 2012 at the age of 6 and placed second in sales for the council that year. In addition to Girl Scouting, she is active in her church.

Sierra is a member of Girl Scout Troop #344 co-led by Kathryn Bigart, Susan Fifield, Brenda Huffman, and Tracey Taylor. She began selling cookies in 2011. This year, she embraced online selling and even created her own business card. She is no stranger to cookie sales success, having placed second in her county in 2014.

Xena is a member of Girl Scout Troop #15 co-led by Haley Gray, Candice King, Laurie Lund, Christine Schoaff, and Andrea Gullerud. This is her second year as a top seller for the council. She will travel to Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii with the International Travel Troop this month with the help of cookie proceeds.