A Nebo girl scout has been recognized for her outstanding cookie sales this year.
Eight-year-old Zoe Zullo sold 2,119 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this, and was in the top 10 of the council-wide cookie sellers. She will be in the third grade at Nebo Elementary School.
What’s the secret to her success?
“Her secret, she says, is always being polite, helpful in answering any questions, and making sure we have plenty of cookies for everyone so they can get their favorites,” Zoe’s dad Zack said.
This year, 996 girls who sold 500 or more boxes of cookies during the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Program were recognized at the annual Girl Empowering Opportunity ceremony at Wet’n’Wild Emerald Pointe on June 17. This year’s 2017 top cookie seller was Aariena Brincefield of Greensboro who sole 7,594 boxes of cookies, breaking her own record by 794 boxes in 2016.
“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 Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. “They are putting their skills to good use and making sure every box sold goes to making a difference in their communities.”
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.
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont, a United Way agency, is one of 112 councils nationwide chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scout programs within specific geographic boundaries. The local council serves nearly 14,700 girls and 6,400 adult volunteers in 40 counties and maintains three camp properties and four service centers offering unique experience for girls and adults. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate, visit www.girlscoutsp2p.org or call 800-672-2148.