Girl Scout cookie top seller from Leland

Girl Scout cookie top seller from Leland

Charisma Parham of Leland was named the overall top seller for the 2015 Girl Scout Cookie Sale program in the North Carolina Coastal Pines group.

She sold 3,616 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the annual sale that ended in March.

"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," said Lisa Jones, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. "We are excited to honor and celebrate the leaders of this year's cookie program."

The program helps girls develop skills they can use throughout their lives.

Parham is a member of Girl Scout Troop #856 led by Angela Parham and co-leader Elva Pullenayegam. 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 nationally recognized as a Memory Master in Classical Conversations, competes in triathlons and is an accomplished gymnast.

Sierra Stefaneli of Aberdeen placed second and Xena Gray of Cary placed third. All three girls were honored at a celebratory luncheon at Hilltop House in Fayetteville.

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