“I’ve been a Girl Scout since I was in the third grade, and I started selling Girl Scout cookies in fourth grade. I usually go to a bunch of businesses, and I sell to teachers at my school. I also sold cookies from the moment I got home from school on weekdays until it turned dark. On the weekends, I would go and participate in booth sales, and I also did my individual sales. My favorite Girl Scout cookies are the Samoas. The cookies that sell the fastest for me every year are the Thin Mints. Businesswise, I have learned that you always have to set your goals high and learn ways to achieve them.”
School: Zachary High School, ninth-grader in the fall after recently finishing the eighth grade at Northwestern Middle School.
Parent: Yolanda Gibbs
Book: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”
Singer: Kelly Clarkson
TV show: “Monday Night RAW”
Movie: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”
Extra: Gibbs is a member of the Girl Scouts Louisiana East program, which covers 23 parishes. “I also love the many opportunities Girl Scouts opens up in life through their endless list of activities you can sign up for.” With 1,421 boxes sold, she was among 200 girls inducted into the Girl Scout Cookie Hall of Fame and among 15 girls who sold more than 1,000 boxes in 2012. Other area top sellers for 2012 included Noelle Marion, of Baton Rouge, 1,500 boxes; Keyaira Griffin, of Baton Rouge, 1,358 boxes; Emma Johnson, of Baton Rouge, 1,200 boxes; Addie Claire Louviere, of Prairieville, 1,050 boxes; and Sarah Sicard, of Baton Rouge, 1,002 boxes. A Metairie student, Hope Alfano, placed first with 1,700 boxes.
Chante Dionne Warren
Special to The Advocate
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