Edmond Realtor Brad Reeser Awards Outstanding Girl Scouts

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. –  The Girl Scout cookie season has wrapped up, and the girls in green worked hard to not only make sales, but build character, confidence, and life skills.

The Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma chapter held an essay contest asking the Girl Scouts what they learned about goal setting, decision-making, money management, and people skills.

Three Girl Scouts were selected as winners of the essay contest and were awarded Financial Literacy College Scholarships provided by Edmond Realtor Brad Reeser.IMG_1599

This is the third year Brad has donated scholarships to the Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.    Brad’s sister was a Girl Scout and he remembers fondly how the whole family got involved during the busy cookie season.   Brad is funding scholarships for the group in his sister’s memory.

The scholarships were presented during Operation Cookie Drop at the Girl Scout Western Oklahoma headquarters, where 24,685 boxes of Girl Scout cookies were donated to U.S. Troops and local food banks.IMG_1601

Katie Francis, 13 was awarded 1st place in the essay contest. She received $1,750. Katie has received international recognition for being the world record holder for Girl Scout Cookie Sales for selling 21,477 boxes of cookies.  This year she broke her own cookie sale world record! Katie, who is an Oklahoma City 7th grader, sold 22,200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in 2015!

Carah Day received $750 for second place in the essay contest, and Hannah Schmedthorst was awarded $500 for third place.

Congratulations to the winners and all the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma for another great year!

Read more about Katie Francis

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