Published On: Mon, Jul 16th, 2012

Ledford among top 10 Girl Scout cookie-sellers

      The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country and has taught Girl Scouts for decades the importance of goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

Hannah Ledford, of Cherokee, is shown CEO of Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, Marcia Cole at the cookie recognition event in June. (Photo courtesy of Girl Scouts)

   This year, Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont (GSCP2P) honored 352 girls, who sold 500 or more boxes of cookies during the 2012 sale, at the G.E.O. (Girls Encouraging Opportunity) Cookie Recognition Event at Carowinds on June 16.

     Hannah Ledford, an EBCI tribal member from Cherokee, sold 1,444 boxes. 

     Along with recognizing these girls, $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to 19 girls and the top three cookie sellers council-wide for the year also received scholarships.

     “Every year, girls earn immeasurable benefits and life skills by participating in the annual cookie program,” said Marcia Cole, chief executive officer of GSCP2P. “This is the first year we have awarded scholarships to our top girls and we can already see the motivation it gives to these young ladies to work hard and do their best in every situation.”

     The top 10 council-wide cookie sellers for 2012 were:  Aariana Brincefield of Greensboro (3,642 boxes); Lauren Elwood of Greensboro  (2,425 boxes); Michaela Stutts of Greensboro(2,208 boxes); Anna Hedrick of Elkin (1,914 boxes); Nevaeh Alexis McEachirn of Greensboro (1,605 boxes); Tylee Pannell of Statesville (1,542 boxes); Trishlyn Pannell of Statesville (1,542 boxes); Faith Coleman of McLeansville (1,512 boxes); Jazmyn Hampton of Leicester  (1,500 boxes); Hannah Ledford of Cherokee (1,444 boxes).

– Girl Scouts

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