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Bemidji Girl Scout is top cookie seller

BEMIDJI — Alexis Paquette of Bemidji sold 1,334 packages of Girl Scout Cookies, earning her the title of Top Junior sales for Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines. The fifth grader is one of 7 girls in Troop 500.

Before the sale started, Paquette set a goal to sell 1,000 packages. She stated that her trick to selling over 1,000 boxes is smiling, saying please and thank you and being nice even if they don’t buy anything.

The proceeds from her sales get combined with the earnings of her troop-mates and will be used for community service projects and field trips. Paquette received “cookie dough coupons” which she can use to help pay her way toward camp and Girl Scout programs.